Strategic networking is your key to success. If one resource doesn’t give you what you need, you have 10 more people. Comment on blogs, ask or answer questions. Respond to tweets, also retweet their tweets. Comment on their articles, send them an email with warm regards. Engaging on social media will get them to know you before you ask for a meeting. Centers of influence. Attorneys at top law firms. Business professors. People that run the top entrepreneur programs. Attorney. Investment banker. Before you send an email make sure to make contact via. A personal contact at a conference or meeting. Reference the social media interaction you've had. A warm introduction to send an email to the investor and copy you on it. VERY effective. Keep the body of your email short and to the point. A few sentences at most. Start with a 1-2 intriguing figures about your company. Possibly facts or statistics that show traction towards your company. Then a clear request for the investor your executive summary or to set up a meeting/phone call. Tell them you will follow up within in a few days to confirm any next steps. Add value to the investor through an article, referral, resource, etc. do so in a post script. If you do not get a response right away, be persistent until you get a yes or a no. Get to know other startups. Four steps to feel comfortable approaching anyone. The best thing you can do is add value to the other person. How can I help this person today?