Resources for fundraising

Here are some investor databases and templates that are valuable for startup fundraising:

Investor databases

Global

Crunchbase: This may be the most helpful database for finding startup investors. The free version enables you to search for relevant startups in your space and geography and check what investors they have.

TechCrunch: They provide an openly accessible long list of the most active VCs. It can be sorted by vertical, round type and location.

Pitchbook: This database contains more than 300,000 investors, from business angels to private equity firms. It is possible to do a free trial. Or get access via advisors or (existing) investors.

CB Insights: Another key provider of investor data. Check whether you can get access via a free trial, via advisors or via (existing) investors.

Equity crowdfunding: This page provides an overview of the world’s most relevant equity crowdfunding platforms.

VC Guide: This website provides founder reviews of VCs. Good resource to prepare for a VC call and for investor due diligence.

US focused

NVCA: The National VC Association provides a free member list. Many of the most renowned US VCs are included.

ACA: This is the Angel Capital Association of the US. It provides a free directory of hundreds of US-based angel organizations.

UK focused

SeedLegals: This page provides a good overview of the most active investors in the UK.

Fundraising templates

Investor long list (template): This free downloadable spreadsheet can be used as a basis to build your own investor long list.

Cash flow statement (template): This free downloadable spreadsheet can be used to plan your financials. Adapt to your specific needs but keep it simple!

Term sheet (template):* This free downloadable file is a great basis to build your own term sheet and get commitments from investors. 

NDA (template):* Here is a short non disclosure agreement that will be helpful for the due diligence process with investors.

* Consult your lawyer before using these templates. Fundraising Ally does not assume any liability.

Further reading

Phase 6 provides a hands-on guideline how to work out a great long list with potential investors for your startup.