Envision your dream team of investors. Put together a list of the qualities we look for and a group that can help us . Outline the ideal investor types. Think carefully on your first investors and what we want them to bring. Market expertise, customer insights, connections? . What are we missing that these investors can supply? . A system for reaching customers. Choose the category of investors. Do we focus on angel investors first? . Create an online profile on angellist and gust. Venture beat, pitchbook, angel capital association to. See what deals they have done and talk to other entrepreneurs they have funded. 20-40 investors to research thoroughly. A few of the questions you should ask about each investor you are targeting?. Research how we can reach the investor directly.. A solo angel investor may answer our call directly. An angel group will ask for applications. Pitch at a monthly meeting. The investors you choose will be part of your startup for years to come.. We need to be 100% sure they will be the people that can help us build our business.. It is worth the upfront time.