Fundraising

whats the best way for a non-US based startup to attract early-stage seed funding to build an MVP

Mark Kwesi Nlaani - MCP,MCTS

September 9th, 2016

whats the best way for a  non-US based startup to attract early-stage

seed funding to build an MVP?
More than 65% of new companies fail because they lack funding. In this course, you’ll learn common fundraising mistakes, how to nail an elevator pitch, how to craft a killer pitch deck, where to source investments from, and all about term sheets and convertible notes.

Robert Warren Founder and Managing Director, Mean Eyed Cat Venture Labs

September 9th, 2016

It depends on the country you are in.  Rather than seeking investment dollars try the friends and family approach or see if there are any grants available to support the development of a MVP.  In either case, be sure to have done your homework on the size of the market first to ensure it's large enough to support building the product.

Barry Burr founder, Barry Beams llc, a startup to re-light your night.

September 10th, 2016

Isn't the MVP supposed to come before the first outside investor money?  I had a my MVP and tooling ready design first, and bootstrapped myself nearly bankrupt in the process, before I was able to attract serious investors.

Gulf Cloud First Cloud Service Provider Company in the Arabian Gulf

September 10th, 2016

Universities in many countries have an incubator that can point you in the right direction, 

I found this one http://ei.kfupm.edu.sa/update/ to be helpful for my Gulf Cloud project in Saudi Arabia