I have started my business (Internet Service Provider) and customers are choosing our services but I want to scale my business, for that I'm looking for investor.
Research...research.....and research. There are many avenues to approach. The more generic wider casting net approach will be investors that are in your industry. The more focussed approach is to dig beneath what may be easily accessible. You will usually find these through picking up hints in your more general research. Find passion points and pressure points. Example of general approach. You find an early stage investment group that invests in multiple industries including yours. You reach out to them. More specific approach....you dig within that group. You find a company in their portfolio that THEY have invested in, you reach out to the CEO of that specific company and start a dialogue. Regardless, you have to find the passion and pressure points. Passion point-You have a new form of bicycle that will revolutionize E-Bikes. You find in an article about an investor what most will see as insignificant. "Growing up. I had to have a Schwinn Bicycle. I loved to ride my bike as a kid. I still have that bike that I used for my first newspaper route." Most will pass by that. But that is an entry point. "Mr. Investor, I recently read your article in Forbes about your Biotech Company. While I realize your main Focus is a Biotech...we have a product that is rooted in that same freedom you felt as a kid riding your bike." They don't teach that in MBA school. No so called wallstreet wizards teach it. Remmember...investors are first human beings. See them as more than a check, and that opens sincere doors that if managed properly will, at the very least, open other doors. Pressure points require more weight that is often difficult to achieve as a startup. Example...you have a patent on a product that has a significant differentiation advantage over a would be competing company that may have something similar but not close enough. You have a solid enough team to deliver it. You want their involvement/investment so you let them know you are out there and will have success but you would like to collaborate. The pressure point is that if the investor does not collaborate, they will lose out. But again, the pressure has to be real. Bluff's can only stand to hurt you. So you if you infer you can create a problem, you better be able to back it up.
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How to pitch in a best way, how to find investors, is not the actual question. The main thing is what makes you inspire in your existing business, as you said that you are doing good. Your question gives me a detail scenario, what’s genuinely running.
Any way what inspires you in business ?
As I’m inspired by the idea of being creative that lifts other people or business up and reassures that the ideas helps them in their own lives. I find that people are always looking for more positivity and happiness in their lives, and my work of observation, is my way of offering that to people. It’s endlessly inspiring to know that I can make some sort of difference in people’s attitudes toward their business and their own lives.
The time we are facing is said to be very hard time (COVID-19) for the whole world, so move ahead step by step safely in a sustainable way, care for the peoples who help you to grow. Don’t be in hurry for business expansion, my advice focus on new pricing strategy, competitive strategies, customer retention and service delivery. I am confident you will get the investment needed.
You need to do a Competitive Analysis. There is one strong participant in India, even we call them at local levels, they give great competition with assured service, and the reason is only one, that they stick with their standard rules of services. The reason to do a competitive analysis is to assess the opportunities and threats that may occur from those market participants competing for the same business you are. You need to have an understanding of what your competitors are or aren’t offering your potential customers.
In India there is an array of ISPs, but very less small participants continues to find their own business plans.
We had worked with one of the new participants in some states of India, we worked hard with the client, but they failed in new expansions, after our contract time is over, just because of the management failure. Still they are doing good business with limited area access. Disclosing client details is not in our policy.
The competition is big in India, but also there are great opportunities unless.
Consulting is needed if you want great results, share and discuss in detail. In India usually small business houses ignores consulting services, they believe why pay extra for this, we can cater the business details that’s enough. Consult someone who has worked with ISPs or a participant.
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There is a conflict of interest and I am not sure whether we are supposed to promote services on this platform, especially since the purpose I joined is to become a cofounder.
Fundraising in most cases is a lengthy and tedious process. Especially when the jurisdiction you have established your company does not favor at all equity crowdfunding.