Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How do I find an investor? - Creating a 45-Second Pitch Video for Angel Investors - Money for a Startup - Ren Carlton

How do I find an investor? As our workplace becomes more offsite, remote, and virtual, sending a pitch video is becoming one of the standards for talking to investors. The challenge is that your video pitch cannot gauge a response or answer questions. How can you make an effective pitch when sending a video recording is your only way in? After listening to thousands of videos, I have accumulated a number of tips for founders interested in pitching their ideas to investors.


How do I find an investor using a video?  First the basics:


-Decent video and sound quality - this does not need to be perfect, but your video should be easy to see and hear
-If you are going to use slides or text, use illustrations or 10-15 words max per slide
-Practice your pitch until you have it nailed
-Be interesting
-Be concise, clear, and conversational
-Avoid jargon, complexity, jargon, and platitudes
-Meet the submission requirements (e.g. when we ask for a 45 second pitch video, do not send us a 3 minute pitch video.)
-Upload your video to YouTube, without password protection
-Email your pitch with the YouTube link and the actual video file as an attachment
-Email address:  Ideas@moneyforastartup.com
-Email subject:  45 Second Pitch Video - Company Name


Your 45 second pitch video should include the following:

-Your name
-Your company name
-What your business does
-The problem you are solving
-Your solution
-Why we should take you and your solution seriously
-How much progress/traction you have made so far
-How much money you need
-Why you need the money


Send us your pitch today for a chance to find up to $5 Million of Funding for your business, Funding@OmegaAccelerator.com



Do you need help developing your pitch and fundraising strategy? Click here to schedule your one-on-one planning session with me.



Sources

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-do-i-find-investor-creating-45-second-pitch-video-ren-carlton
https://rencarlton.blogspot.com/2019/11/how-do-i-find-investor-creating-45.html
https://youtu.be/89EFRPjUQOw
https://www.facebook.com/TheOmegaAccelerator/
https://twitter.com/RenCarlton
https://www.instagram.com/omega.funding/
https://rencarlton.blogspot.com/2019/09/funding-session-with-ren-carlton.html



Disclaimer:  This does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation of any security or any other product or service.  We are not offering any legal, investment, tax, or medical advice.  Please consult the appropriate professional before doing anything you learn from the content posted on any of our digital properties.  All stories are based on true events, but are altered to protect the identity of the individuals involved.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Qualifications for Angel Investors



Previously, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) required Angel Investors to meet their definition of an accredited investor. The general rule was that an Angel had to have a net worth of at least $1 million and make $200,000 a year.
The concept that the SEC released states that an accredited investor is someone whose “financial sophistication and ability to sustain the risk of loss of investment.”

They went on further to add that an accredited investor can be one of the following (among other various requirements):

  • A bank, registered broker-dealer, an insurance company, a registered investment company, or a business development company.
  • A private business development company.
  • A tax-exempt charitable organization, corporation, or partnership with assets in excess of $5 million.

On top of these new changes, there have also been changes to equity crowdfunding rules through the JOBS Act. Because crowdfunding has become so popular, it means that small startups no longer have to rely on accredited investors to receive funding.

Now, companies can accept up to $1 million in funding through equity crowdfunding. To protect investors, individuals can only invest up to 10% of their annual income or net worth. There isn’t a minimum amount required in order to invest this way.

What do all of these changes mean? Practically anybody who has the wealth to make investments and wants to reap the benefits can technically become an Angel Investor.


Are you ready to make your first angel investment?  Learn more at info@OmegaAccelerator.com




Sources:
https://www.upcounsel.com/jobs-act
https://www.sec.gov/fast-answers/answers-accredhtm.html
https://www.sec.gov/rules/concept/2019/33-10649.pdf
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6594924500104593408
https://rencarlton.blogspot.com/2019/09/what-qualifications-are-required-to-be.html
https://youtu.be/S5OIlNgrixA
https://www.facebook.com/TheOmegaAccelerator/
https://twitter.com/RenCarlton
https://www.instagram.com/omega.funding/



Disclaimer:  This does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation of any security or any other product or service.  We are not offering any legal, investment, tax, or medical advice.  Please consult the appropriate professional before doing anything you learn from the content posted on any of our digital properties.  All stories are based on true events, but are altered to protect the identity of the individuals involved.

Live Business Pitch Event - Bloomfield Hills, Michigan - Ren Carlton - Money for a Startup - Find up to $5 Million of Funding from Angel Investors

Pitch your business ideas directly to angel investors!  Ren Carlton will host the event.


Location
41000 Woodward Avenue, Suite 350
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Time
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time

Agenda
1:00 - Registration Opens
1:30 - 4:00 - Pitches


You will have 45 seconds to pitch your business idea.  If we like your idea, we will make you an offer to invest and help you find up to $5 million of additional funding.



Pre-Registration - Reserve Your Spot Today for Preferential Treatment

-Email us Ideas@moneyforastartup.com at least 24 hours before the event.
-The subject of your email needs to be “MFAS - Pre-Registration - Live Pitch Event - [YOUR NAME]" to avoid our spam filters.
-Your email must include your name, business name, phone number, business idea, and the date of the event you will attend.
-When you pre-register, you are welcome to send us supporting information about your business with your pre-registration email, e.g. website, social media links, videos, slide deck, business plan, projections, 1-page executive summary.
-We also accept video and remote pitches via Skype, however, live pitches are preferred.  If you would like to Skype us your pitch, please include your Skype ID in your email.  If you would like to send us a 45 second pitch video, please upload it to Youtube and send us the link.


Are you interested in investing in our startups or helping us host the program?  Email Info@omegaaccelerator.com for details.



Are you interested in marketing to our participants, audience, and network of over 20,000 funding sources and entrepreneurs?  Email Info@omegaaccelerator.com for details.   



https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/live-business-pitch-event-bloomfield-hills-michigan-ren-carlton
https://rencarlton.blogspot.com/2019/10/5-million-funding-Birmingham-Michigan-RenCarlton.html
https://youtu.be/3RlGbzgTG1c
https://twitter.com/RenCarlton
https://www.instagram.com/omega.funding/



Disclaimer:  This does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation of any security or any other product or service.  We are not offering any legal, investment, tax, or medical advice.  Please consult the appropriate professional before doing anything you learn from the content posted on any of our digital properties.  All stories are based on true events, but are altered to protect the identity of the individuals involved.

All offers will be contingent upon passing our due diligence process.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Meet Two of the Hosts - Live Business Pitch Event - Birmingham, Michigan - Ren Carlton - Money for a Startup


I am pleased to announce two of the hosts of our Live Business Pitch Event in Birmingham, Michigan on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, EST




Mike Boudreau, Director at Morris Anderson, Manufacturing, Management, Refinancing, Performance Improvement, Financial Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions 
















Phyllip Hall, Founder of KidSmart Software Company, gov-tech and ed-tech
















Are you interested in being an investor/host for this or future live business pitch events?  Email Info@omegaaccelerator.com for more information.   


Would you like to pitch us live or via video? Click Here for Instructions









Disclaimer:  This does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation of any security or any other product or service.  We are not offering any legal, investment, tax, or medical advice. Please consult the appropriate professional before doing anything you learn from the content posted on any of our digital properties.  All stories are based on true events, but are altered to protect the identity of the individuals involved.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Find up to $5 Million of Funding from Angel Investors - Live Business Pitch Event - Birmingham, Michigan - Ren Carlton - Money for a Startup

Pitch your business ideas directly to angel investors!  Ren Carlton will host the event.


Location
Partnr Haus
2139 Cole Street
Birmingham, Michigan 48009

Time
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time

Agenda
1:00 - Registration Opens
1:30 - 3:00 - 45 Second Pitches
3:30 - 4:00 - Offers Made


You will have 45 seconds to pitch your business idea.  If we like your idea, we will make you an offer to invest and help you find up to $5 million of additional funding.



Pre-Registration - Reserve Your Spot Today for Preferential Treatment

-Email us Ideas@moneyforastartup.com at least 24 hours before the event.
-The subject of your email needs to be “MFAS - Pre-Registration - Live Pitch Event - [YOUR NAME]" to avoid our spam filters.
-Your email must include your name, business name, phone number, business idea, and the date of the event you will attend.
-When you pre-register, you are welcome to send us supporting information about your business with your pre-registration email, e.g. website, social media links, videos, slide deck, business plan, projections, 1-page executive summary.
-We also accept video and remote pitches via Skype, however, live pitches are preferred.  If you would like to Skype us your pitch, please include your Skype ID in your email.  If you would like to send us a 45 second pitch video, please upload it to Youtube and send us the link.



Click Here to meet two of the other hosts



Are you interested in investing in our startups or helping us host the program?  Email Info@omegaaccelerator.com for details.



Are you interested in marketing to our participants, audience, and network of over 20,000 funding sources and entrepreneurs?  Email Info@omegaaccelerator.com for details.   





https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/pitch-your-business-ideas-directly-angel-investors-ren-ren-carlton
https://rencarlton.blogspot.com/2019/10/5-million-funding-Birmingham-Michigan-RenCarlton.html
https://youtu.be/3RlGbzgTG1c
https://twitter.com/RenCarlton
https://www.instagram.com/omega.funding/



Disclaimer:  This does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation of any security or any other product or service.  We are not offering any legal, investment, tax, or medical advice.  Please consult the appropriate professional before doing anything you learn from the content posted on any of our digital properties.  All stories are based on true events, but are altered to protect the identity of the individuals involved.

All offers will be contingent upon passing our due diligence process.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Who Are Angel Investors?

According to investopedia.com, an angel investor (also known as a private investor, seed investor or angel funder) is a high net worth individual who provides financial backing for small startups or entrepreneurs, typically in exchange for ownership equity in the company. Often, angel investors are found among an entrepreneur's family and friends. The funds that angel investors provide may be a one-time investment to help the business get off the ground or an ongoing injection to support and carry the company through its difficult early stages.

The 2017 American Angel study, conducted by the Angel Capital Association (ACA), provided some very useful data points through their survey of 1,659 U.S. angels, the largest such study ever conducted. Their survey included 40 quantitative questions and four qualitative ones which provided these insights:

  • Angel investors provide $25 billion to 70,000 companies annually, accounting for 90 percent of outside funding for startups.
  • Angels are more diverse than venture capitalists, with women making up 22 percent of investors.
  • The racial mix leans heavily towards white investors, who account for 87.6 percent of angels.
  • The mean age of an angel making a first investment is 48.
  • The median angel investment is $25,000.
  • The initial investment is higher in regions outside of California, New York, Boston and San Francisco, where it is $32,432.
  • 63% of angel investors are based outside those major cities.

Would you like to become one of our Angel Investors?  Contact us today,  Info@omegaaccelerator.com




Sources:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/who-angel-investors-ren-carlton
https://www.forbes.com/sites/dorieclark/2014/07/23/how-to-become-an-angel-investor/#79f99c4b4cfb


Disclaimer:  This does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation of any security or any other product or service.  We are not offering any legal, investment, tax, or medical advice.  Please consult the appropriate professional before doing anything you learn from the content posted on any of our digital properties.  All stories are based on true events, but are altered to protect the identity of the individuals involved.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Funding Session with Ren Carlton

I, Ren Carlton, now offer a one-on-one funding sessions to help entrepreneurs that need funding.  These funding sessions are typically done via phone or Skype, and include:
-Review the investment materials
-Listen to your pitch
-Evaluate the investment opportunity
-Provide candid feedback
-Offer advice on how to find funding
-Register you in our funding opportunities database
-Consider investing

After our initial funding session, you can pitch me again in the future as many times as you want without additional cost until you find funding.

I charge $750 for this service.

I also offer a 100% Money-Back Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied, let me know within seven days of your evaluation and I will give a 100% refund.

Click Here to order your one-on-one funding session with me.