To find an angel investor is not a easy task, but once you find the right one who is willing to invest in your business, the effort really pays off.
Below, the team at Swedish Startup Space have compiled a list of people whom we think are among the most active ones in Sweden at the moment. Have we missed someone? Please let us know in the comments and we’ll try squeeze that name in!
Well, here it is – the Definitive Guide to Swedish Angel Investing 2013, if you are just looking for the list; keep scrolling!
3 great inside tips from investors and entrepreneurs
We got in touch with a few chosen investors and entrepreneurs and asked what they think and how people should approach them.
If you’re a small investor putting 50,000 to 100,000 SEK into a few companies, invest in companies with founders you like and where you can be truly helpful. It will most likely be a 5-10 year journey, so that’s what I think make sense. If you don’t see yourself learning anything, the stock market is probably a better place to invest
“Be a problem solver. Be insanely obsessed with solving real problems for you customer and charge them real money for it. Don’t be a solution problematizer developing shiny and smart products that no-one wants to buy. Always start with the problem, never with the solution. And sell. SELL. SELL!!! If they don’t buy, it is not the customers that are stupid, it’s your offering that is wrong.
“Most entrepreneurs make the mistake of thinking you raise money from a firm. The truth is you’re likely to only meet the partnership only one or two times every year. The partner that comes onboard on the other hand is like your wife/husband, in good and bad times you will have to stick it out. Make sure it’s someone you really like and that you believe will care about your business on a personal level.”