Tech investors have inspired this week’s career memes, those individuals who invest their own or other people’s money into products and businesses they hope will increase in value, and thus turn a profit.
Entrepreneurs may rely on investors to help get their start-ups up and running, and one way they can meet investors is by attending start-up events. Some of these events will provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to pitch to investors, spark their interest and ultimately obtain funding for their companies.
Investments can come from several sources, such as angel investors, venture-capital funds, and investment partnerships.
Some investors can offer start-ups more than just funding, however. Angel investors, for example, can also introduce entrepreneurs to mentors, salespeople or potential board advisers.