Searchable List of Tools, References, and Best Practices
An ever-growing, curated list of helpful tools and information for founders.
Signal by NFX
Investor lists by stage (seed, A, B), sector focus, and location. Most investors list funding range and sweet spot for check size.
Angel Investor Database
A web application that allows you to search for Angel Investors that match your criteria of interest.
Crowdsourced Angel Investor List
A Google Sheet with contact info and typical check size for hundreds of Angel Investors. This is crowd-sourced and entries are not vetted.
Gen Z VCs
A list of Gen Z VCs. If your product is aimed at younger audiences, it may be an easier 'sell' with younger VCs
Ultimate List of 750 Seed VC Funds
A comprehensive and up-to-date list of 750 VC funds that make seed-stage investments, including the sectors they focus on.
Open VC Database
A searchable database of VCs by thesis - sector, check size, series, etc.
Startup fundraising tracker
Based on a
spreadsheet tracker by Elizabeth Yin
, you can use this to keep track of your investor outreach and progress while you raise VC money.
Guide to raising a Seed Round
A very comprehensive guide from Elizabeth Yin (GP at Hustle Fund) on raising a Seed Round.
A fundraising network that matches companies with individual angels and angel syndicates. An excellent resource for pre-seed and seed-stage companies to identify potential investors.
Best practices for cold email messaging
McKeever Conwell discusses tips, tricks, and best practices for sending cold emails. A useful video for both sales and fundraising.
Tips to consider before sending a pitch via cold email
A twitter thread with a few best practices and things to consider before you cold-email an investor with your pitch. Tweets by Elizabeth Yin of Hustle Fund.