Looking for ideas and list of investors

BRIZBRIZ subscriber Posts: 1
edited July 2008 in Startup Funding



Briz.com is a community for small businesses to sign up for a free profile where they can list their business details, news, events, coupons, etc.Any suggestions to how we should market this idea to venture capitalist or angel investors?
Check out the site: www.briz.com
Thanks,
The Briz Team
BRIZ7/29/2008 12:11 AM

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  • robertjrobertj Tampa Bay, Floridasubscriber Posts: 0 Member
    I don`t have enough information to give a specific answer, however - we advise our that the first step is be Capital Ready.
    Also, generally, one would be seeking either Venture Capital firms or angel investors depending upon your Capital Strategy.
  • besthealthbesthealth subscriber Posts: 4
    Sounds great - I hope that you can get the assistance you need. I would suggest the obvious - how briz.com will be the next big thing for small business owners and of course connect it to the Facebook, Myspace community which has exploded to become extremely lucrative.
    Here`s to a successful outcome!
  • StartUpSmartStartUpSmart subscriber Posts: 0
    Hi,
     
    The concept sounds good. Who`s your competition? How are you different? What`s the problem you`re solving?
     
    Your website looks nice and has interesting functions. My two cents: when presenting to investors I might avoid using a direct comparison to Facebook or MySpace. If I had a nickel for every social network that said they are "the Facebook of (insert niche here)." I hope that doesn`t come across negatively. I suggest leading into your pitch to investors with an explaination of the customer your are targeting and the specific problem you are solving for them.
     
  • stonesledgestonesledge subscriber Posts: 8
    I just came across a neat site called www.ojeez.com
     
    It is pretty cool, check it out, the profile srea is soo neat with video and all.
  • StartUpSmartStartUpSmart subscriber Posts: 0
    Hi Mike,
     
    You`re are definitely right. However, in this case, I wasn`t thinking about the "user/customer" in my response. I was thinking about the pitch to investors. I agree that making a link to other solid brands is a good marketing activity. However, I`m just shy of making those types of comparisons to saavy investors. I personally wouldn`t make that comparison in my elevator pitch. In a detailed presentation to investors...maybe. At the same time, I am sure there are lots of smart people that might think it`s a great.
     
    Thanks for your thoughts!
  • mtradesmtrades subscriber Posts: 0
    Telling investors about your profit centers and how they can get a good return on the investment would be a start. check out: http://www.breadstreet.com/
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