Getting started as a Founder
You are ready to get your Angels Partners' fundraising journey started. Here is all you need to know.
I am filling out my startup profile, how do I get to 100% Profile Completion?
This rate gives you an indication of the level of 'professionalism' of your startup. It is a proxy to how your company is perceived by investors.
Keep in mind that investors review dozens of profiles per day and you need to pick their interest.
The higher your score, the higher rank when investors look for startups and the more chances you get to make a great impression.
How to get more attention from the internal investors?
Scroll through the internal investors list. Select your favorites based on their investment scope, location and background details. Send them direct messages with pings. Make sure to draft quality messages to grab their attention. You only have one chance to make a good first impression.
How do I make best use of the external investors database?
Then go through the rich external investors list and select the few dozens that seem perfectly aligned with your project. Use one of our high conversion templates (coming soon) to add them as a connection on LinkedIn and send them a direct email.
Keep an eye for some articles we will be publishing shortly. We will offer you our high quality tactics that maximize investor engagement. Lots of gems in there!
How do I best leverage tracking links?
Think of tracking links as DocSend for fundraising. You can use these links for each outreach campaign and monitor engagement with your profile and material.
We will be publishing a tutorial to teach you how to best leverage this weapon. It's done magic for some of our users!
Where did you obtain all the documents listed in 'Resources'?
We have been entrepreneurs before and know the pain and money it takes to put your hand on all the startup templates and legal documents. Not everybody has the chance to get into Y Combinator, but we thought we would level the playing field by sharing the resources that Y Combinator's startups have access to. This comes at no cost, only has an extra resource. Yours truly!
Can I send cold emails to people under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation in Europe)?
Yes, you can send cold emails to people at companies under GDPR. Those need to be B2B emails that meet certain requirements.
Firstly, you can’t send them to just anyone. You need to target your prospects very carefully. You need to have a strong reason to claim that the company the person works for can benefit from what your company offers in the email (a funding opportunity meets those criteria). Moreover, your business activity should be logically connected with the business activity of your prospect. That will be a legal basis to send someone an email without their previous consent to process their data.
Secondly, in each of your email messages, you need to inform your cold email recipients what personal data you are processing, for what purpose, and how they can remove their data from your mailing list, or change them. That’s how you fulfill the information duty described in GDPR.
Thirdly, you should not process your cold email addressees’ personal data for longer than it’s necessary. GDPR does not specify any particular period of time. We advise removing from your lists the data of prospects who have not replied within 30 days from sending them your first message. That’s how you abide by the data storage limitation principle while sending cold emails.
We believe in data transparency.
At Angels Partners, we are convinced the most valuable data is sourced and processed using transparent methods. Every single email address we collect and make available in our search has sources we indicate (LinkedIn, Angelist, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Crunchbase, etc).
When you use Angels Partners, you access data from one unique source: the web. Every day, we analyse millions of websites to index the most up to date business data.
Updated on: 14/10/2020