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Rating Your Deal Flow
Deal flow is the lifeblood of the startup investor. It's important to assess the deals in short order to prioritize follow-up. One way to help this process is to apply a rating to each deal. Here are some key factors and how to calculate them to use in your rating:…
Proprietary Deal Flow
Startup investing requires deal flow and the best deal flow comes from proprietary sources. Here are some key points to set up your own process: Contact your attorney and accountant as they are good sources of deal flow that aren't known by everyone else. Launch a content marketing program. Your…
Deal Flow Stages
Investors should set up a deal flow process that takes startups through in a timely manner. Here are the deal flow stages: Initial contact -- before reviewing a deal there's often a call or email that describes the deal. It's best to provide initial feedback and ask key questions about…
How to Organize Your Deal Flow
Deal flow takes a substantial amount of time for the startup investor. It's important to organize your deal flow process so it's efficient. Use these steps to organize your deal flow. Set up a separate email for deal flow and use it to capture deals from websites, social media, and…
How to Automate the Deal Flow Process
Running deal flow is a time-consuming process. There are steps you can take to automate it. Here are some key points to consider: Standardize the information you collect by using forms on the website. Capture referral partners or sources so you can measure the results. Collect the startup submissions to…
How to Attract Deal Flow
Deal flow is key to a startup investor's success.  Investors seeking startups to fund can follow these steps to attract deal flow: Build a global network of venture partners, scouts, and micro funds. Showcase your network to the startup community to capture more startup interest.  Set up a series of…
How to Generate Deal Flow From Your Network
Investors seeking more deal flow should look to their own network. Here are some steps to find deals from your contacts: Identify the type of startup you want to fund.  Search for contacts related to that sector and domain.  You'll find experts with deep knowledge of the technology, as well…
How to Increase Deal Flow
Deal flow is important to the startup investor. After you set up your initial sources, you can expand your deal flow in the following ways: Connect with other startup investors and offer to share your deal flow with them and invite them to return the favor. The best deals come…
Finding Deal Flow
Deal flow is the lifeblood of startup investing. It's important to set up sources to provide quality deal flow on a consistent basis. Here are the steps to set up your deal flow sources: 1. Map out the entrepreneurship and funding groups in your geographic area or sector. 2. Use…
How to Set Up a Deal Flow Process
Deal flow is key to successful startup investing. It takes a great deal of time, so it's important to build a strong process for managing it. It helps to use a software tool to track it. Start with the key steps for running deal flow as follows: Set up a…