Here are a few comments:
1. Having a list of "investors" may seem like the answer but generally it is very difficult to get the attention of a professional investor via the "cold contact" approach.
2. There are still regulations covering "general solicitation" which you should be aware of and be in compliance with - until they are changed / modified.
3. As a startup, it's very difficult to win the support of the professional investment community. Being capital ready will enhance your probability of success. What that means will vary depending upon your specific situation.
4. Raising a "considerable" amount of funding at an early stage can be difficult and will certainly be "expensive". Doing it in stages / rounds might be "better" strategy.
Hope this is helpful. Good luck with your quest.
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