Infographic – How To Craft A Killer Startup Investor Pitch

As a startup, your ability to get investors, and even reporters and consumers, excited about your idea is crucial to your success. Your ability to communicate what your startup does directly determines how people will respond to your business. If you’re at the beginning stages of promoting your startup, you’re in luck. The following infographic outlines not only the pillars of a great startup pitch, but also outlines the six steps you’ll need to take to craft that successful pitch!

Video – Mahesh Murthy on Fund Raising

One of India’s most successful college dropouts, Mahesh Murthy is a very well known face in the Indian VC fraternity (and otherwise). He is currently a managing partner at SeedFund and the founder of renowned marketing firm, Pinstorm and has held various creative positions at multinational companies such as HP, Microsoft and Pepsi to name a few. Here are some of Mahesh Murthy’s words of wisdom on the best ways to raise money, the thought process of a VC, when and when not to take VC money.

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The Perfect Elevator Pitch

Pitching for early stage funding has become an important skill for entrepreneurs to get their heads around. Finweek looks at the perfect elevator pitch and the skills you need to leave a lasting impression on venture funders. ABN’s Samantha Loring speaks with Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, to discuss this and more.

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world:

  • Taxi booking network Click A Taxi has announced a second angel funding round of $1.5 million
  • Always Prepped, which provides online tools that help to manage student and classroom data, has raised $650,000 in seed funding
  • Mill33, an email marketing company focused on high volume email campaign senders, has raised seed funding
  • Cignifi, a platform for financial institutions to assess credit risk in emerging countries based on mobile phone usage, lands $1.5M funding
  • The Kive Company, the startup behind the mobile art app ArtKive, has raised $500,000 in seed funding
  • Peaxy, a startup that provides data storage and management software, has raised $2.5M in seed funding
  • Chromatik, a digital learning platform redefining how people practice, perform, and learn music, has raised $2M seed funding
  • MiniTime, the first family travel and leisure site with recommendations just for your family, has raised $1M in seed funding
  • Jingit, a startup that pays consumers to watch online video advertisements, has closed about $7 million in capital
  • iRhythm Technologies, a start up that makes the Zio cardiac rhythm monitoring device, lands $1.5 million funding
  • SocialBro, which offers a web app for the management and analysis of Twitter communities, has scored €500k angel funding
  • YieldKit, which turns links into affiliate links to earn money, has nailed down $750,000 in a Series A round
  • Chinese online short-term housing rental website Lezu365.com today announced it has obtained angel funding from VC firm iStart
  • Datadog, an innovator in the IT monitoring space, has secured a $6.2 million series A round of funding
  • Trulioo, a Vancouver, Canada-based identity verification startup, has raised $2m in seed funding
  • BiNu, the mobile app platform that brings web-based apps and social functions to low-cost feature phones, raises $4.3M venture capital
  • SlickFlick, an iPhone app that lets you create fun stories around your pictures then share them online, has a raised £100,000 seed funding

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Internet ‘MoneyBall’ Investing from C&P Capital LLP

C&P Capital are bullish on UK internet, particularly investing at an early stage many consider our space to be high risk, high reward; and certainly we wouldn’t disagree that certain investment strategies do represent such a formula. But what if you were to be offered managed risk and high reward, based on genuine science? We have worked hard with some of the world’s best brains looking at the ‘angel’/’superangel’ opportunity and believe we may well have such an offering. To this end, please find below a link to an another opinion piece by David Hickson entitled ‘The MoneyBall Internet Fund, When High Risk Investing Isn’t High Risk’

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup