Finance and Investor Relations Department
Welcome to the Seedbiz Finance and Investor Contacts Department
This department was created for two main purposes, to connect startups to the right investor and to connect investors to the right startups.
If you have an idea or you already founded your startup, raising capital is a critical stage that needs to be planned and completed fully and in a timely manner.
We at Seedbiz carry out the best practices to execute successful funding rounds as we have before for all of our clients. Your startup will receive the ultimate team of experts to prepare and lead you through successful funding.
The Department Management Team
Director of finance and investor connections department
With over 45 years of experience in international marketing and sales, developing new markets, and guiding startups to success, Amos is highly known in the Israeli high-tech sector as a thought leader and commercial innovator for startups. Amos specialises in helping early stage companies maximise their business and technological potential and competitive edge.
Consultant, Advisory Board
Founder of Innovation Social Club and the Shfela District’s thriving high tech community. Or is an ambassador of the International Women’s High Tech Network.
Serial entrepreneur. Nitsan has always had the PR spirit; maintaining a strong network of business connections with market leaders. Nitsan actively mentors entrepreneurs and business owners in developing their business and conducting smart deal negotiations.
Senior Economist and Director of the Finance Department
A director at several communications companies – Tadiran, Pelephone, and Bezeq International. Meir has many years of experience in the fields of command and control, financial reporting, and investment feasibility assessments.
CEO & Founder of "Talmor Group"
Currently residing in Dubai, UAE, Oz Talmor opened an office branch in the UAE to facilitate better relations and business between Israel and the UAE, thus supporting investments and business development. Oz has previously worked in several rapid-growth startups as project lead, product manger, and business developer. Oz has strong experience in Fintech, having conducted sales with banks and hedge funds.
Gal Benjamin Hamburger
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Gal is an experienced entrepreneur with contagious positive energy, launched startups, numerous products and patents, and partnered in several projects. Gal is well experienced in capital raising, maintains a strong network of investors in the US, Mexico, and China.
Method of Capital Raising for Startup
Raising capital for your new project or idea may turn out to be a very non-trivial mission, regardless of how innovative and promising your idea and business model are. The most important thing in raising capital is your ability to convince the investor that investing in you will be the best decision for them. Fortunately, there are several ways to raise capital for a project:
Private Investors (Angel Investors)
Raising capital through private investors is one of the most common ways to raise capital for projects. As part of this process you will need to convince an individual wealthy investor that your startup is the right investment for their money (and no less important – they will need to convince you that they are a reliable and relevant investor for you).
As fortune would have it, there is no lack of wealthy people who seek out new, attractive projects to invest their money in. We at Seedbiz, work with a versatile and dynamic investor pool, which keeps on expanding, which simplifies dramatically the process of locating relevant investors for your project.
Friends & Family
When your startup is still in its infancy, one of the most common and effective ways to raise your seed capital, just to start things up, is from friends and family. Usually, the sums are small and not enough for the full operation of the business, however, you and your partners probably know a few people with sufficient investment capability to at least bring you to the development stage.
Raising capital from people in your close circles is a kind of a “test fun”, through which you can examine various strategies to find investors in more advanced stages.
Unlike crowd funding, where the money is sent by customers expecting to get a tangible product at the end of the production process, crowd investment are investments like any other investments and the investors get shares in the company. While in the past private investment were made solely by rich people, crowd investing platforms (such as OurCrowd) enable smaller investors to partake in the field and invest in startups they believe in.
Today’s digital age raised the interest level of the general population in the startup and hi-tech world, as well as in the investment and financial markets, and as founders of a young startups, this could be an additional option for you.
Venture Capital Funds
Venture Capital Funds are private and organizational funds dealing mostly in investing in projects which are very risky investments – such as new startups. Many startups fail, but every startup that gets sold makes up for it in a very high sale price, and that is exactly what venture capital funds rely on.
Venture capital funds are a great solution for promising projects with a high profit potential, and can generate particularly high investments. Some venture capital funds tend to invest in startups in very early stages, including Pre-seed and Seed, which we will address in detail further on.
Raising Capital from Banks
There are quite a few ways to finance and raise capital via a variety of banking channel, for instance, finance funds, bank loans, and loans with state guarantees.
However, raising capital through these channel poses a higher risk, especially during the initial stages when it’s not yet clear which way the wind is blowing.
Nowadays it is very common to raise capital on one of the crowd funding online platforms such as Kickstarter, GoFundMe,and Indigogo. The idea behind crowd funding on those platforms, is that at the end of the initial development period the investors will receive the product they paid for. In other words, the process can be viewed as pre-orders of your startups final product.
You should note that there is a lot of competition in looking for investors on crowdfunding platforms. Therefore, you should present a strong business model and a clear picture of the final product.
What is especially important for investors?
Who are they dealing with
Investors will prefer to put their into a startup run by people who are fully dedicated to the project, and put in all of their time and energy, highly motivated people with vision and intelligence. Let the investors feel that you and your team know what you’re doing and that business will operate like clockwork under your leadership.
A clear Business Plan
Show the investors that you are thinking a few steps ahead , and present a clear business model that will show them exactly how much you need to raise and how you are going to eventually generate income.
Investors prefer to invest in projects with large markets and high profit making potential. It’s very important to know your competition. Even if you project is relatively a “nice” project, show the investors that you performed proper market analysis that proves the potential for profit.
Proof of Concept
Proof of Concept is the process by which you prove to the investor that your startup’s technology works in practice and thus make the investor feel more secure that there won’t be hurdles down the road.
First investment rounds for startups
This stage is when the startup is still just an idea It’s more difficult to raise large sums at this stage, and the main investment avenues are small private investors and F&F.
At this stage there is a clearer business model and the capital is raised for marketing, growth and sales, and requires higher costs and investment.
Some angels and venture capital funds tend to invest at the seed stage.
At this stage the project already has paying customers: and most of the required money is in favor of growing revenue and market share.
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