Angel investors offer their tips to getting startup funding

Angel investors offer their tips to getting startup funding

By Fouad Bendris

When approached by a startup seeking funding, angel investor Catherine Chiu, Engr ’78, asks herself, Do I want to be in a relationship with this company for the next nine years?—the average time it takes a startup to exit to market. In June, six entrepreneurs faced Chiu and other panelists at Startup Demo Day, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association’s Entrepreneurship affinity group. The event gathered 75 members of the Johns Hopkins community in the Bay Area to see the startups pitch their ventures to investors, advisers, and seasoned entrepreneurs.

All six startups got funding. How?

Fouad Bendris’s insight:
Finding an investor for your startup is a lot like landing a soul mate !

Source:: Strategy & Governance

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