While crowd-funding sites have opened the door for many entrepreneurs that otherwise couldn’t obtain outside financing, it’s still not the best option for everyone. This would apply to entrepreneurs with a highly confidential business model. However, you shouldn’t always consider the absolute worst case scenario when sharing your ideas with others. A crowd-funding site may provide you with instant market feedback that you may not gain from an individual investor or a consortium of angel investors. So, what are your other options?
Explore Angel Networks
Have you reached out to accredited investors in the angel community? Nowadays, there are many online angel communities such as AngelList and Gust that provide early stage companies with immediate access to accredited investors and vice versa. (more…)