How do I raise pre-seed funding?

Pitching an investor is an important step in the process of raising funding for your start-up. Here are some tips to help you effectively pitch an investor:

  1. Know your audience: Research the investor you will be pitching to and tailor your pitch to their interests and investment focus. We'd suggest starting with our UK investor list, or have a look at Crunchbase.

  2. Be concise: Keep your pitch focused and to-the-point. Use clear, concise language and avoid unnecessary details. We'd suggest downloading one of our pitch deck templates.

  3. Clearly articulate your value proposition: Explain the problem your product or service solves and how it is uniquely positioned to do so.

  4. Outline your business model: Explain how your business makes money and how it is scalable.

  5. Share your progress and milestones: Show the progress you have made so far and any key milestones you have achieved.

  6. Discuss your competitive advantage: Explain what sets your business apart from competitors and why you are the best team to execute your vision.

  7. Make a clear ask: Clearly articulate how much money you are seeking and how you plan to use it.

 By following these tips, you can effectively pitch your start-up to an investor and increase your chances of securing funding.

It is also important to be prepared for questions and to be able to clearly and concisely communicate your vision and plans for your business.

If you need help with your pitch, get in touch.