On your journey to finding funding for your dreams don't get entangled with people with questionable characters and motives.

There are some brokers/middleman who ask for an upfront fee for their recommendation or introduction to potential funding sources.

The problem with this is they normally take the fees upfront and then don't deliver on their promise. Get them to deliver on the promise first and them make the payment if you plan to get someone to make an introduction.

Stay safe.