Real estate · Seed funding

What forum's or platforms are good places to raise awareness of your startup, to obtain funding for a Seed round.

Jonathan Heavens Former Finance Director of Looking4.Com

Last updated on September 8th, 2021

I've been building a PropTech platform in the UK for the past 10 months now.

We launched the MVP last month in Aug21, we're showing good traction and want to seek investment for £50k-£150k to further expand the Development team so we can build the platform at a quicker rate.

I'm reaching out to contacts at the moment, but wondered if there's any other arena's that I don't know about to find investors.

We're at the seed stage, not revenue generating and our low funding requirements right now I think narrow the pool of interested investors. Any thoughts would be great.

Kind Regards,

Jonathan Heavens

Lance Cottrell Board Member, Advisor, Mentor, Angel Investor, Security Strategist, & Public Speaker

September 8th, 2021

You can easily find lists of angel investment groups online. Some are likely to be interested in your kind of business at a pre-revenue stage. I have a lot of advice on pitching and fundraising here.

Ayush Jain Helping Founders build team that work

September 8th, 2021

For investment, I personally feel outbound approach may not help

Get in touch with other founders in similar space and seek help and intros

See articles on proptech on TechCrunch and other such platforms and see the investors that invested and can reach them out

If need startup advise

Reddit and Hackernews I have found useful

Feel free to reach out if need more help on

Bruce Chaffins Robots so amazing, people claim aliens made them.

September 8th, 2021

Ayush is right. Got to get personal. Polish those personal skills.

Once you find an Angel/VC group, contact them. Don't expect much. Tell them who you are. Send them monthly updates. Show them your progress. Become familiar to them.

Bruce Chaffins Robots so amazing, people claim aliens made them.

September 9th, 2021

If they ask you to stop, stop. :D They also have auto-delete if they don't care.

Angels/VC typically like to follow progress. You might be at a stage where they are unsure but if you cross certain points you are in a better position to be known as they have been following you. They might also offer key advice.

At some point, you become an interest, hopefully. Better they view you as familiar. VCs will want people on your board. There are only so many people and it gives them more time to pair ; "this guy is coming available, let's pair him with that company and fund it".

Expect rejection. Be cordial. Don't let it stop you. Ever!

Steve Owens Startup Expert

September 9th, 2021

There is a white paper on our website about how to raise seed money. FinishLinePDS

Jonathan Heavens Former Finance Director of Looking4.Com

September 9th, 2021

Thanks guys for the advice, I appreciate it. Bruce, when I find a VC or Angel group and I tell them who I am, are you saying I should keep contacting with monthly updates, even if they haven't said that they are happy for me to keep emailing?