We’ve just started talking to investors. We have a great team and product and are on our way to good traction… starting to talk to investors.
We have a great teaser sheet, awesome deck, good numbers and a great finance guy on the team. First investor meeting at a cafe last week (through a chance intro) – he ripped us apart on the phone first, then said he’s in town to meet. Good guy, intense questions… no way on earth that we can match his intelligency, accomplishments or experience. He was throwing out finance terms and incredible insights etc… I wish I secretly recorded the meeting on my iPhone (anyone do that?)
- I’m an accomplished digital person with startup experience but this is my first venture to raise money.
- I want to appear coach-able yet don’t want to look dumb.
- What can I say, we don’t yet have paying customers but we will. I want to at least get on their radar for now and if they kick us down for lack of traction, then come back in a few months with progress.
- Should I get in front of as many as possible? Should I only go through warm intros?
- We want $250k at minimum, is that laughable without too much traction? Despite great team and product?
- How else do we make ourselves look fucking awesome?