By Javed Ansari
I'm Gaetano and I just created a start up to produce luxury Sail Catamarans. My question to you can be summarized in one line: Could you show me the way to find financial angels?
There are various ways to find Angel Investors. Usually the first option is to approach friends and family, followed by your own business contacts. If your direct contacts are not able to seed your startup then they might at-least be able to connect you to others who may invest or point you in the right direction, all the while building your contacts network.
Networking is the name of the game when it comes to fundraising. There are also various entities and platforms that connect you with angel investors and support crowd-funding. Such networks and platforms are quite common these days and include the likes of Eureeca (http://eureeca.com/), Angel’s Den (http://angels.angelsden.com/), Angel List (https://angel.co), and of course Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/).