Any creative approaches for raising capital outside of your immediate network on a stealth startup?

I'm not a big advocate of stealth :) I prefer not to be but it's not an option unfortunately in this case.


Complete the following sentence Stealth has developed or is developing .... that solves the problem of ..... for ......

When completed you should be able to identity venture capitalist firms who wish to and or have made investments in that space. Corporates are more problematic if your reasons for stealth are to avoid the industry they are in. Angels are also problematic we typically syndicate which raises more possibility of them doing due diligence where you might find your cover blown.

Hope this helps

Answered 10 years ago

Check Angel investor networks (like, find investors contact details and try to contact them privately.

Answered 10 years ago

If you are starting up a company that might be in direct conflict with your regular company you will need to set up a corporation let's say in Hong Kong so there is no likely tie to you. But outside that for a moment I like to start up companies on a shoestring or at least test out the concept on real people which a have a couple of methods of doing that. Investors will fight over a proven concept but on just speculation you have to fight to find them. If you need help testing out your idea I can help, thanks...Ken Queen

Answered 9 years ago

I have 25 years of experience working with early stage technology companies and investors.

I’m often asked about fundraising strategies for VC funds and angel investors. After raising capital and exiting from multiple startups and investing through 15 venture funds and dozens of angel investments I have seen thousands of deals.

I’ve found that the most productive use of time for both of us is scheduling a call through my profile.

Answered 6 years ago

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