What you are saying makes sense, except that there aren’t that many economies out there that are thriving these days. Even in the praised Eurozone, where countries such as Germany and France long seemed to have weathered the global economic downturn much better than the United States, bad news start trickling in. The same is true for the UK, where leading economists now openly discuss their fears that the country will slide into a recession. Same thing in Japan.
I guess the point I am trying to make is that if you intend to raise money in uncertain economic times like this, you will need to look beyond the obvious.
Also, as I pointed out over and over again here on Start-up Nation, there is no shortcut to investors. You will need to develop a structured prospecting strategy that is built upon the characteristics of the deals you’re offering and the expectations of investors who will most likely find these deals to be in line with their investment objectives.
In your case I would recommend going after institutional investors such as insurance companies, pension funds, etc. as they seem to have shifted to a long-term, low risk investment policy. Diversifying your prospecting strategy by targeting foreign investors won’t hurt, but these days, American real estate stands for nothing but inflated appraisals, defaults, and huge losses.
There are some articles available on our website that you may find interesting:
Finding the Right Investorshttp://insights.fastventures.com/is-bin/reviews/rev06302008.php
I hope this helps.
FastVentures9/2/2008 11:43 AM
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