Fundraising after COVID
The role of a VC is to provide counsel and guidance to founders. While investors can offer that help, in reality, VCs also want to hear how startups are faring, learn more about the competitive landscape from founders, and obtain feedback on deals they’ve invested in. They can either receive this information more publicly or privately, but the value is definitely there.
Venture capitalists, startup accelerators and incubators can extend the reach of their ecosystem. Founders can share visibility into fundraising or the progress of a big deal for feedback with their investors, mentors and advisors. It’s a win-win. They get to work together, exchange feedback, and build lasting experiences.
It’s beneficial for venture investors, accelerators and incubators to extend their advisor roles to founders, as well as share the details of what they’re working on. An often overlooked opportunity for VCs is capitalizing on the visibility of their advisors. When founders take the time to talk about their perspectives on investment and feedback from their VCs, it can help them avoid costly mistakes when raising capital or handling a large acquisition.
More fundraising success
Fundraising is hard and time-consuming. Now it’s time for us to improve the way in which investors and founders work together. This new model allows investors to partner with startups on business strategy formation, future fundraising efforts, and — eventually — even a place to pitch and be funded.
Startups can create a lightweight data room with DataVault and share it with prospective investors in their branding in just one click. Unlike with bulky and traditional data rooms, your investors don’t have to create a user account to access your documents nor there will be any additional charge for any external visits to the content you want to share.
And on top, you stay in control of all the shared information at any given point in time. You can now share information with confidence by setting up targeted, individualized or domain specific privacy settings. You protect sensitive data by access expirations, dynamic watermarking or just enabling self-destruct for one-time access only.