Welcome to EDP Capital
Smart money for smart startups
Bringing you startup funding
It may not be the biggest year on record, but European venture capital investment is continuing to see large overall investment. The European startup scene had a strong first half of 2019, with more than 2,300 recorded investments in different cities across the continent. This was the highest number between 2015 and 2019, reaching a record value of 16.9 billion euros in the first six months of 2019. London, Paris, Berlin and Stockholm were particularly popular places for startup investment rounds. A startup is usually defined as a starting (group of) entrepreneur(s), but there are many different definitions of this term. For this specific ranking, the source mentions that it included startups that are less than ten years old. Exceptions were companies which did not mention their founding year, or which were officially listed as a startup despite passing the ten-year mark.
The good news for your startup is that there is plenty of money out there that will want to invest in your high-achieving firm. The bad news is that finding it is a complex process.
First, you have to have the right documents in place:
- Business and marketing plans
- Product roadmap
- Financial statements
- Pro formas
- Letters of incorporation
- Partnership agreements
Once you have these documents (by the way, they should be kept current), you can begin working on your investor pitch deck (PowerPoint, Keynote or similar presentation software).
Your pitch deck should include (at minimum) the following components:
- Product photo
- Description of problem your product addresses
- Introduction of key team members
- Company timeline/milestones/goals
- Proposal for use of the venture funding
- Unique selling proposition (what makes you stand out of the crowd)
- Target market
We recommend you create one deck that is designed for live presentations in front of investors and another that is designed for emailing. You will have to know the data inside and out. Remember you are telling a story, so tell a great one!
EDP Capital can work with pre-seed and seed stage startups to develop these documents, or we are happy to review them and provide feedback. Once you have them, EDP Capital can work with you to improve them.
Once finalized, you can use the documents to persuade investors to invest in your startup!
Of course, it is not quite so simple. Even with the right idea and a bit of execution, and even with the best pitch deck in the world, you aren’t guaranteed that a venture capital firm or angel investor will be interested.
As you can imagine, venture fundraising is high-risk and deal negotiation is complex. Raising money for your firm requires a network of people working across many industries and areas of expertise to make your firm successful at scale.
EDP Capital can work with your firm to secure investment. We assist not with finding “dumb” money, but with “smart” money – industry terminology for investors that that can add value through strategic advisory and well-placed connections, not merely dollars and cents.
EDP Capital can connect you with the smart money, saving you time and bringing you closer to people who specialize in turning clever startups into high-growth tech giants.
Click the link below to complete the questionnaire. Once complete, make sure you schedule a call with us!
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Once complete, make sure you schedule a call with us!