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.