You're looking for "the right investor". Your competition is looking for the right investor. Everyone in your accelerator or incubator is looking for the right investor. Your right investors is also looking for the right investor. Everybody is looking for the right investor! But why? Especially when customers have more money than VCs and Angels...
Oh, the reason that your right investor is looking for the right investor is that:
A. General Partners crowdfunding from a small pool of Limited Partners. Thats how you know crowdfunding works. Sharks do it all the time, with each fund they start they spend years raising money from a small pool of investors. The difference for you is, that you now know better than to pool capital from a pool and know instead to source it from the ocean that is The Crowd.
B. Funds generally want to invest after someone else has. As though due diligence gets solved because someone jumps off the cliff first, which gives them the courage to follow with...more