Proposal hosting sites offer an opportunity to directly connect startups and high net worth or angel investors. Startups post their investment proposal and investors who have specified an interest in the sector are notified. Investors can then request more information and startups can take the relationship forward from there.
There is often a fee associated if investors are interested in making contact. Although this is typically around £100 as opposed to the % fee most Angel Syndicates charge.
Where to go:
On Green – Renewable Energy/Cleantech
Bid Network – Emerging Markets
Funding Circle – Loans
How to do it:
Make sure your proposal whether written, video or slide format is clear and concise. Make sure you hit the important features of market opportunity, the need for your product or service (consumer pain), why the timing is right, why you are the right team, revenue estimates.
The criteria may vary depending on how each site is set up.