GEM’s Position in Navigating the VC/Angel Fundraising Waters

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With about 65% of the greater than 600 members of the GEM being proptech founders…nearly all of that are continually elevating capital, I find yourself spending numerous time reviewing pitch decks and serving to founders navigate their respective fundraising wants.

Past particular person conversations and curated connections, we’ve constructed a number of initiatives into the GEM extra formally to assist:

  1. Proptech VC Ecosystem Intel: Our very first ecosystem intelligence article, we’ve compiled info on a spread of the VC companies driving proptech’s speedy ascent (Fifth Wall, Second Century Ventures, Period Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, NFX, and so forth). The article is a continually-updated members-only useful resource.
  2. Peer Pitches: Our follow pitch collection is a pitch to friends (calls are restricted to 10). They aren’t recorded, nor re-broadcasted. The only purpose is fellow friends paying it ahead with constructive suggestions used to assist the founder on the hotseat enhance his/her pitch.
  3. “At the moment Fundraising” Inclusion in Weekly Radar: Each Sunday, our Weekly Radar is emailed out to your entire GEM membership base. That electronic mail features a “At the moment Fundraising” part to focus on funding alternatives. We keep a non-public channel completely for VCs and Angels, the place we share summaries, deal phrases, and pitch decks with greater than 80 particular person angels/VCs actively placing cash to work.

Gadgets one and two above are just for formal members of the group. Funding alternatives in quantity three are sourced from each members and non-members.

With a purpose to be included within the Fundraising part, please ship an electronic mail to [email protected] that features the next 4 elements:

  • Firm nuts/bolts (one paragraph): What does the corporate do? Who’re your clients? What are the unit economics? How do you get distribution?
  • Traction/context (one paragraph): What number of clients do you’ve got? Income? What’s the subsequent milestone you’re working towards? How will capital be used?
  • Deal phrases (one or two sentences): What’s the stage and measurement of the funding spherical? Is it a SAFE, or priced spherical? How a lot is already dedicated?
  • Pitch deck: A Docsend hyperlink is advisable, however an connected PDF deck is okay.

As soon as we have now these, we’ll clear up the copy and share them with the Angels/VC in GEM with a immediate to observe up immediately with the founder if .

Questions on how we will help your fundraise? Shoot them our means.