Investor Connect Podcast

Mistakes in Emailing an Investor

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

In emailing an investor avoid these mistakes:

Skip the research and just treat the investor as you would anyone else.

Try and tell them everything in the hopes that something will stick.

Skip the attachments and make them ask for a deck.

Ask for funding in the first email.

Make the investor fit into your schedule rather than fitting into your schedule.

Skip the follow-up by making the email a one-and-done.

Email the investor even if your deal doesn’t fit their stated criteria.

Email the investor when you are still trying to figure out what you want the startup to be.

Skipping the ask and letting the investor guess what the next step is.

Including several projects in one email to see which one the investor may go for.

Asking a great deal from the investor without making clear why they should do so.

Avoid these mistakes in emailing an investor.


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