Four Tips For Getting The Most Out Of RESI Partnering

11 Oct

By Lucy Parkinson, VP of Investor Research, LSN

RESI Partnering launched on Monday, and many startups have already booked a face to face meeting with an investor via the online partnering system.  We’d like to provide a few tips for getting the most out of RESI Partnering.

Write a concise request that explains why you want to meet

Invstors get many meeting requests at RESI and it’s therefore important to make yours stand out as compelling and relevant.  Try to keep your message to 2-3 short paragraphs if possible.  It’s helpful to say why you want to meet; perhaps the investor’s profile indicates that they are interested in early stage assets in your technology area, or maybe their prior experience indicates expertise in your indication area.

Don’t leave it until the last minute

We have found that investors come in two types; some check meeting requests as they come in and decide immediately whether to request or decline them, and others wait until close to the event then peruse all their requests at once.  The former often get their schedules fully booked well in advance of the event, so if you don’t start sending requests out soon you could miss them.

Check for new investors often

By default, RESI Partnering lists investors alphabetically: however, you can use the filter at the top of the Search tab to change the order from ‘Alphabetical’ to ‘Date approved’.  You can use this function regularly to check for new investors that match your search.  New investors are added every day, so if you log in regularly you will see new firms that match your search criteria.

Find other ways to reach investors

Attendees who use RESI Premier Partnering are provided with direct contact info that can be used to reach investors.  Among so many partnering requests, it can be helpful to email your deck or make a quick call to give your investor more impetus to consider you for a meeting.  If you aren’t using RESI Premier Partnering, you may be able to find the investor’s contact information on their website, or reach them via LinkedIn.

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