How to find investors & build connections

How to find investors & build connections
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How to find investors & build connections

Thursday | August 5, 2021
From 5pm to 6pm (GMT+8)

There's not many in-person networking and pitch events these days. And for some Founders, it's no surprise the last 18 months has changed how startups raise and close investment.

But it is still possible to build your investor funnel and connections virtually, using LinkedIn, events, platforms and more.

But how can startups optimise fundraising strategies and virtual outreach to close investment quickly?

In this webinar, General Partner and Co-Founder Craig Bristol Dixon and Marketing Manager Rohana Wood will run through:

  • Early-stage fundraising strategies and building up your investor connections remotely.
  • Tips and tricks for finding the right investors for your startup
  • Ways to build relationships with potential investors
  • This event is for any Startup Founder wanting to get their head around fundraising.

Note: this event will be on Zoom! You will receive an email with details at signup.

There'll be the opportunities for a Q&A at the end of the session!

About Craig Bristol Dixon
Craig Dixon is the Co-Founder, Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) and Program Director for Accelerating Asia and General Partner Accelerating Asia Ventures. Accelerating Asia is an award-winning startup accelerator that scouts and propels the best founders in the region and provides pre-Series A startups with the resources and investment to facilitate growth. Craig and his Co-Founder also deliver high-impact programs in partnership with multinationals and governments to optimise startup engagement.

Previously, Craig was the EiR and Program Manager for the muru-D Singapore startup accelerator. Craig arrived in Singapore in 2013 after his startup, Zumata received funding from Wavemaker Partners, the National Research Foundation and 500 Durians. He is also an Angel investor, speaker and blogger on startup topics. Craig has been involved in over 50 investment rounds in startups as either a founder, institutional investor or Angel investor. He has a passion for building a more efficient startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia, focusing on standardization of investment terms and fairness between startup founders and investors. Prior to beginning a career in startups Craig lost his way for a time and spent 8 years as a banker and getting his MBA from the University of Maryland and HKUST.

About Accelerating Asia
Accelerating Asia is an accelerator VC that runs programs for early-stage startups and investors. Licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Accelerating Asia’s early-stage VC fund focuses on pre-Series A startups with untapped potential that are 6-18 months away from institutional funding. Accelerating Asia invests up to US$250,000 in pre-Series A startups, and the current portfolio covers over ten countries in Southeast and South Asia.

With a track record of success, Accelerating Asia startups have raised US$23M from angels, family offices and institutional investors. Since joining Accelerating Asia’s program, startups have grown monthly revenue an average of 350% after graduation. At the core of the work we do is the guiding belief that entrepreneurs are one of humanity’s greatest catalysts for positive change. Applications for Accelerating Asia Cohort 6 open in December 2021.

PS: sign-up for Amplify, our 6-module online program designed to fast track startup growth and fundraising. Startups gain direct access to the Accelerating Asia team and network. Live sessions start August 10. Join Amplify now


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