How to Get Venture Capital Funding

A major hurdle for many people wanting to develop a brilliant idea into something of commercial value is lack of financing. Some need seed funding, while others have already started but lack the additional capital to fully launch their brainchild to the market.

These people may be independent scientists who have discovered a new technology or university students who have developed a prototype of some machine.

Aside from not having enough balance in the bank, they lack the standing to obtain a loan or get credit.

Do You Need Venture Capital Funding?

If you find yourself in the same predicament, your hope will be in finding an angel investor or a venture capitalist that would be willing to invest not only money but also expertise in helping you get started or take off. The range of the amount of investment that angel investors make is wide – from a few thousands to millions. On the other hand, venture capitalists start investing in much larger amount, at least $1 million, they say. Venture capitalists are able to come up with such a large amount by pooling investment commitments from individual and institutional members. If your funding need is this big, you better seek a venture capitalist rather than an angel investor.

Finding Venture Capital Funding

Half of getting venture capital funding is finding a venture capitalist to invest in your idea. The other half is preparing how to win them over. Venture capitalists make a risky decision everytime they agree to fund a project. Logically, they’d bank only on those they foresee as having a high chance of success, usually in the field of software, biotechnology, medicine and healthcare. To convince a venture capitalist to provide you with financing, you must:

  • have a dedicated management
  • a strong business plan
  • scope of high return
  • heavily back your tool or product that can create a buzz in the niche

How to look for a venture capitalist firm? Finding one is more than looking their names and contact numbers in the directory. You must find one whose interest is in line with the project you want to develop. Not only that, you should also discover at what stage of a company’s development does your target typically invests in. Find a good match. Visit The National Venture Capital Association for a list of venture capital firms. To help you in your search, enlist the help of a venture capital consultant.


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  • SURYAKANT SAHOO said on April 14, 2010
    i want to start a pizza business, what documents to be required to arrange capital from venture capitalists. raipur. chhatisgarh.
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  • Daniel Maire said on September 1, 2011
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  • R.K.SAR said on January 18, 2012
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  • DURGESH KUMAR said on October 28, 2012
    Sir/Madam, We are planning to open a family managed Post Graduate college for girls in District Bijnor of Western Uttar Pradesh. USP of college we are planning to run courses which are presently not present in the colleges already running in Bijnor and neighboring District. So that we can capture the girls student who are going out for study. We are also Planning for expansion of school initially we start for UG Class after three year we are planning to expand for PG classes. Please help me to starting a college. We have land for college.
  • Ganesh Naidu said on November 9, 2012
    I am into manufacturing of machined components and fabrication works since last 20years. I own a company and I would like to set up a manufacturing unit for mechanical Springs being used in various applications. I am looking for a financier for this project . We are based in Visakhapatnam ,Andhapradesh state India. It is the one of the largest industrial area in Asia. Till now there is nobody into this line and its a virgin area. Apart from this we could also use the open area for the existing fabrication and machining works which we are already doing . The project cost could around 2 to 3 crores INR.
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    We are a healthcare IT company mainly into products like HMS, LMS, HIS etc. Recently we have secured an Purchase Order from Middle East and we are looking for some angel investor for supporting us.
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    Hi, I am an qualified apparel professional with MBA in marketing. I owe an apparel brand in delhi and are dealing primarily in men's wear. I need investments to expand my business into other related product categories and also simultaneously develop other channels of sales and distribution along along with developing a strong rand name in the country as well as in the world. Please suggest how can we proceed further from here onwards. Thanks
  • EMILY said on July 8, 2013
    I own a marketing agency that was incorporated in year 2007 in KENYA. I am looking for a venture capitalist / angel investor to help me grow this business to a full marketing agency and to expand in the East African region. I am involved in the day to day running of this business and hold a masters degree in marketing.
  • Michael said on December 6, 2013
    Hi i'm Michael i'm from kenya & i have real fast return business. This business can start with small capital lets say 150,000 dollar which promises high returns within five months from inception. No market problems, no promotion problems and no complicated management problems. There is no competition in the market not even one. The only things we can do is just start. Therefore I need anyone who is/are interested let sit and discuss how we accomplish this
  • Francis said on December 19, 2013
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    we have started a laundry business in Hyderabad, india and willing to expand our business in the form of franchisee and for which we are looking for potential investor to back the idea, can you help us in identifying angel investor


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