Growth · Investments

How do you locate potential investors tailored to your industry and connect with them?

Kevin Newman Founder and CEO of AllKnightr, the new Social Platform for Gamers

August 6th, 2018

Let me explain my situation to give better insight into my question. I am currently seeking possible investment for my company. The target market are gamers, so I am highly interested in locating investors with interest in video games. How do business owners, entrepreneurs, start up founders locate these individuals? I am slowly growing my network since I have moved to LA, but I would love some help figuring out where I should go next.

David M

August 7th, 2018

Kevin, I am happy to connect and review what you have. If you have a business plan, you have a road map of where to start out. If you don’t, writing one would be a good idea because very few smart investors will move without one. When you are talking about investors, if you can show them a competent business plan and how your company is different than the competition that will put you ahead of the competition. Building a solid board of advisors is a good idea as well, ones with deep roots in the industry. Then there are questions of whether you are going to build your company from ground up and maintain….are you wanting a bigger company to acquire you….exit plan…all of that is connected in a solid business plan. David

Prateek wadhwani Outsourcing Leader & Sales Strategy

August 12th, 2018

I think you must approach to the people who are daily playing by investing in the securities/bonds/stocks. They can even more able to understand your plans.

Dane Madsen Organizational and Operational Strategy Consultant

August 14th, 2018

Spend $370 for an annual Crunchbase Pro subscription where you can filter investors by industry, specialty, location, and most anything you can think of. Do not go to a marketplace firm if you do not have a marketplace. Do not take a marketplace venture (I know you are not, but its thematic) to a blockchain firm. This popped up this morning and is good framing. https://medium.com/swlh/pitching-to-vcs-its-quality-not-quantity-163f78b3799c. Being in LA for gaming is likely the right decision. Geographic concentration of investors or firms in your area for your space is missed by most. You should also not miss the angel groups like TechCoast Angels in LA who may not provide you direct funding, but expose you to the angels in your area who have a bias to your space.