Yesterday the Wall Street Journal published a fascinating article (Dear Contact: Send Cash) about a startup that obtained first-round funding of approximately $350,000 via LinkedIn.
The founder sent an appeal to his 700 contacts, offering ownership of 2% of his company in exchange for approximately $35,000. Within eight days, ten investors (the target number) were lined up
The founder must have had an impressive set of contacts. In any event, I’m impressed – this was a creative approach that saved the founder a huge amount of time.
Dana H. Shultz, Attorney at Law +1 510-547-0545 dana [at] danashultz [dot] com
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