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Pitchdrive launches €20 million fund in collaboration with SmartFin

Pitchdrive , a Belgian-based start-up funding platform investing in European early-stage ventures, announces the closing of its second fund at €20 million, organised in collaboration with SmartFin. Pitchdrive leverages data-driven deal selection and extensive entrepreneurial expertise towards one goal: to offer promising technology start-ups the initial funds they need to launch their business.

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Qualities that get Pitchdrive excited in your Startup

One might think that Pitchdrive is only interested in the best startups with the perfect founding team and the perfect business model. An outstanding cap table is obviously the cherry on top. However, Pitchdrive is not looking for the perfect business. 

What are the steps from applying to receiving funding?

The process of actually getting investment into early-stage startups is often surprisingly long and painful to people who haven’t gone and done it yet. Especially for startups, it is extremely challenging to raise funds: One in four businesses, surveyed by the NSBA, were not able to receive the funding they required, which led to limiting the growth of their business (Schmid, 2020).

How To Interact With Your Investors

Successful interactions with investors depend on prioritising information to enable efficient decision-making and agreed plans of action. Both updates and board meetings benefit from being highly organised so that they focus on what progress is being made towards the startup’s objectives, and how future strategy can be shaped to improve performance.

What Is An Angel Investor?

Angel investors are wealthy individuals who put money into startups early on, and receive part ownership of the business in return, which usually comes in the form of equity. Angel investors also advise and assist the founder in growing the startup so that it can begin to generate revenue quickly and reliably.

Understanding Valuation And Validation

Valuation is the process of determining the current or future value of a business. There is no single method for calculating valuation, but most approaches draw on factors such as a company’s management team, capital structure, and future earnings potential.

    Get Your Startup Funded In Record Time

    Do you have a good idea, a team with hard-driven colleagues and made a start with your product or innovative service? The only thing missing right now is a startup funding?
    Do not worry - Pitchdrive got you covered!