In addition to funding, how can investors support my business?
Some investors offer practical support or mentorship in addition to their capital investment. We often find that the most useful thing for a business (other than capital) is making the right contacts. By raising funds on Seedrs, businesses will be connected with hundreds, and potentially thousands, of people from a range of backgrounds, all of whom have a vested interest in the success of the business. Somewhere in that crowd there is likely to be someone who can help with what is needed, when it’s needed (as well as lots of people who can test products and act as early-adopters and mavens).
Most of these investors will likely reach out to entrepreneurs using the Discussion Forum in the first instance, so it’s important to keep on top of any inbound messages, and take the time to ensure each question or comment is responded to thoughtfully – you never know when knowing the right person could come in handy in the future!