So many startups, so many investors, so many sources, so many company stages, so many investment theses, so many sector foci, so many deal terms, and on an on. Some startups are looking for their first $250k angel investment on a convertible note. Some are ready for a $1.2M seed round, perhaps from a coalition of angels and a small fund or two — maybe a priced round, perhaps a convertible note. Others have established their traction, have a cogent story for scaling growth and are ready for Series A/B/C round from institution venture capital investors. LLCs need not apply.
The world doesn’t need another pitch event. We also don’t think the world needs us to create another website for founders to post their pitch decks or another investor CRM. Startup Haven’s contribution to the investment ecosystem can be summarized as “relationships and discovery.”
Our networking events are uniquely designed to expose opportunities and to build relationships. We believe that when an investors meets a founder and learns about their startup in an atmosphere free of expectations and posing, the investor will know if they are interested in learning more and they will engage with the founder.
Our Investor Match program follows the same principle: if an investor finds a company that matches what they are interested in, they will want to engage with the founder to learn more.
We can’t fix all the noise in the investment ecosystem but we’ll do our best to keep the noise down.