Are you a startup looking to launch your idea? Securing funding and the right partner is a critical component to succeeding as a startup, but it can be challenging to convince someone to invest in your idea.
One important way startups can have a greater chance at success is by understanding what factors strategic investors are looking for and how best to approach the process. John Dearing, Partner & Managing Director at Capstone, discussed this topic with fintech startups at the DCU Fintech Innovation Center in Boston on March 5.
Leveraging his over 20 years’ experience facilitating deals for strategic acquirers, John spoke on “Understanding Strategic Investors: How to Find the Right ‘Smart Money’ Partners” addressed finding the best investor to help a founder of a startup achieve their long-term goals. John also spent time with member companies answering questions on M&A, developing a strategic growth plan, identifying partners, and working with credit unions and CUSOs.
The DCU Fintech Innovation Center is helps seed-stage fintech startups in the Boston area launch their ideas by providing resources, mentorship, networking, and community. Through the DCU Fintech Innovation Center, member companies have access to educational opportunities and the resources they need to succeed.