PHOTO: CVA Angels Pitch Night
Investors can be essential to the success of startups within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. By hosting monthly pitch nights, we provide an opportunity for startups that are fundraising to connect to our network of angel investors.
What Investors Are Looking For
Before your company can be considered for funding, Startup Virginia requests that you put together the following documents:
- Executive Summary (one-page business overview)
- Pitch Deck (sales or investor focused)
- Financials (ideally, past 12 months P&L, and 3-5 year pro-forma statements)
- Investment amount seeking, structure, use of funds, and shareholder value proposition
Once this information has been compiled please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, Startup Virginia has over 280 potential investors on the CVA Angels List, our most active angel network. Each month selected startups will get the opportunity to pitch to the CVA Angels. Should any investors wish to move forward, Startup Virginia transitions from a liaison role to a supportive role, giving you direct contact with the interested party. It is then your responsibility to drive the deal to closure. Depending on interest, Startup Virginia may assist in facilitating group sessions and counseling between investors and companies which allows for a more streamlined, efficient process for all parties. Startup Virginia can also introduce your company to other active angel groups in central Virginia.
Startup Virginia encourages companies of all kinds to go through this process, from $50K to $15M in a variety of stages and industries. Technology-enabled businesses are a natural trend in the startup ecosystem, but we welcome a range of different industries and product/service companies.
Another great resource for startups and investors is Virginia is for Entrepreneurs. This great online tool connects entrepreneurs seeking financing with investors looking for opportunities, it also includes support resources for entrepreneurs.