VentureFund
A Social Online Platform for great Ideas and Start-ups
FAQ
  • What is Venture Fund?
    Venture Fund is an online introductory platform designed to connect entrepreneurs (looking for growth or start-up capital) and angel investors (looking for investment opportunities). Venture Fund is a global platform continually growing, developing and updating its extensive database of entrepreneur's angel investors. Its key USP is to educate and mentor entrepreneurs to ensure they are investment ready.
  • What is an Angel Investor?
    A good angel provides business assistance in many ways:
    • They will provide the funds you need to set up or grow your business.
    • They may take a seat on your board of directors or become advisers to the board.
    • They're usually current or former business owners themselves, so can offer advice on business management and strategy.
    • They extend their large network of contacts and introduce you to - more angels, potential partners, suppliers, employees, etc.
    • They can help your expand your reach to a future client base by promoting your business to colleagues and friends.
  • Who is a typical Angel Investor?
    Angel investors are usually experienced entrepreneurs or executives, who may be interested in angel investing for reasons that go beyond pure monetary return. These include wanting to keep abreast of current developments in a particular business arena, mentoring another generation of entrepreneurs, and making use of their experience and networks on a less-than-full-time basis. Thus, in addition to funds, angel investors can often provide valuable management advice and important contacts to help you grow your business.
  • What is the difference between an Angel Investor and a Venture Capital firm?
    An investor who provides financial backing for small start ups or entrepreneurs. Angel investors are usually found among an entrepreneur's family and friends. The capital they provide can be a one-time injection of seed money or ongoing support to carry the company through difficult times. Angel investors give more favorable terms than other lenders, as they are usually investing in the person rather than the viability of the business. They are focused on helping the business succeed, rather than reaping a huge profit from their investment. Angel investors are essentially the exact opposite of a venture capitalist.
  • How do I know if my proposal has been received and is ready to be listed?
    You will know that your proposal has been received and ready to be listed via our moderation and customer care team.
  • Why isn't my proposal appearing in the list of recent proposals?
    If you have just submitted your proposal, it is probably because we haven't approved it yet. We have to read and activate each proposal before it is released to the investors. Alternatively it may be because you have just edited your proposal, which means that it is removed from the system until we re-approve it. We want to make sure the right information is presented to investors as we believe you usually only get one chance.
  • Does my company have to be established?
    No, any project in any stage can be uploaded.
  • Is there a maximum/minimum investment?
    No, our investors are interested in start-ups or existing businesses ranging from a few thousand pounds to millions of pounds investments.
  • Are the contact requests automated?
    No, all the contact requests you receive are from investors who have received a match alert and read your investment proposal and decided they want to discuss your project in more detail.
  • Who are the investors on this website?
    The investors on our website have been compiled from databases of angel investors, company directors and private investment groups. They also include individual investors who have registered through the site in the hope of finding investment opportunities. Our database is continually expanding with new investors looking to invest in companies like yours.
  • How much information should I include in my proposal?
    We suggest you not to give away too many details in your proposal. It's all about getting the investor excited therefore write enough to get the investors interested in your business. Our mentors will talk to you and guide you as part of our service.
  • Who are the mentors?
    You get access to the founding team www.venturefund.com/founding-member/ . At times we also provide access to other highly successful entrepreneurs who are part of our associate partner network.
  • How is my privacy protected?
    The platform was developed using proprietary systems, database management tools and a secure server is used to assure that no one sees your business or personal information. Your information is not offered to any third party for any purposes and is guaranteed to be kept confidential and private.
  • Why should I use this service?
    As an entrepreneur, if you need mentoring and access to funds to build a successful business and are serious in taking it to the next level then Venture Fund is for you.

    For entrepreneurs the key benefits are www.venturefund.com/entrepreneurs/

    As an investor if you looking for qualified deal flow and want to invest in the next big idea via a simple on-line introductory service then Venture Fund is for you.

    For Investors the key benefits are www.venturefund.com/investors/
  • How will I attract the attention of potential investors?
    When dealing with an angel investor, at the very least your proposal should address the following:
    • How big is the opportunity?
    • What need does it address?
    • How much capital is required and how will it be allocated?
    • Equity you are willing to provide in return for the investment?
    • The team that will execute the plan?
  • Due Diligence
    Please be aware that after the initial match has been made it is the entrepreneur's and investors responsibility to carry out their own due diligence on each other. Please inform us of any suspicious behavior.
  • I have other questions. Who do I contact?
    Contact us by email: www.venturefund.com/contact-us/