5 Things That Will Cost You Your Deal

building a brand capital raising Jun 10, 2024
5 Things That Will Cost you Your Deal

Nothing will you cost more...

Imagine this: You’ve just wrapped up a high-stakes investor meeting, feeling confident about your pitch. 

Days turn into weeks, and you hear nothing back. Frustrated, you wonder where it all went wrong. 

In capital raising, nothing will cost you more than neglecting the essentials. 

Here’s what you need to avoid to stay ahead of the game:


⁍➡ Ignoring Due Diligence: Think back to when you invested in a project based on a gut feeling and a slick presentation. Skipping thorough research can lead to backing the wrong ventures. A little extra homework now saves millions later. Dive deep into every detail before committing to ensure you're making informed decisions.

⁍➡ Underestimating Networking: Remember that big industry event you skipped because you thought it wouldn’t be worth it? Neglecting relationships with potential investors and partners is like leaving money on the table. Building a solid network opens doors you didn’t even know existed. Attend events, engage on LinkedIn, and always be open to new connections.

⁍➡ Lack of Clear Communication: Recall when your pitch met with blank stares and polite nods? If your pitch isn't crystal clear, you're losing interest and trust. Clear, concise messaging is key to securing funds. Practice your pitch, get feedback, and refine your message until it resonates with your audience.

⁍➡ Neglecting Your Personal Brand: Not investing in your personal brand is like showing up to a marathon without training. Your brand is your reputation—don’t take it lightly. Regularly share your insights, and success stories, and engage with your audience to build trust and credibility.


⁍➡ Overlooking Investor Relations: Once you've secured funding, maintaining those relationships is crucial. Regular updates, transparency, and appreciation go a long way. Your current investors are your best advocates for future rounds.

Now, how many of your deals got bombed (and got lost in thin air) because of these?

 

The information contained herein is for general guidance on matters of interest only. This information contained herein is not intended to provide you with any advice on financial planning, investment, insurance, legal, accounting, tax or similar matters and should not be relied upon for such purposes. Marcin Drozdz, M1 Real Capital Inc are not financial, legal or tax advisers. You should assess whether you require such advisers and additional information and, where appropriate, seek independent professional advice. You understand this to be an expression of opinions and not professional advice. You are solely responsible for any actions you take with the content and hold Marcin Drozdz and M1 Real Capital Inc or any of it's affiliates harmless in any event or claim.

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