When you're starting down the search fund path, it can be hard to know which investors are out there and who might be interested in your search fund.  So, we've collected the criteria of the investors on this platform. Below's how to use our match making feature -- which has had me humming songs from Fiddler on the Roof all afternoon.  Once you have a deal in hand, you can also check out our Tip for the Week: Matching Your Deal to Investors and Lenders.

Given this matching feature, while it may seem tempting, we strongly recommend avoiding a post on the global Timeline (main) page to the effect of "Hey, my new fund, Tree Branch Partners, is located in Hard Springs and needs $$$ from investors." If you follow the steps below, you'll start off on the right footing with your networking with investors. (For more tips on posting and commenting, click here.) As an additional method of networking, you may also consider networking within the regional groups. Click here for info on the groups.

Step 1: Click on my searchfund under the searchfunds on the main menu


Step 2: Click Edit Criteria to enter your search parameters and status

VoilĂ ! You'll see a summary of your search parameters and matching investors.  From here, you can view investor profiles. Click on the profile for a full page of to check out their reviews and comments, search funds they've invested in, and articles associated with the investor. These profiles should help you assess whether the investor is a fit for you as you begin your networking.  Remember, investors are as busy and time constrained as the business owners that you'll be contacting.  So, take your investor networking as the first step in the process learning how to effectively approach individuals through cold or warm contacts.

Note 1: Once you have your search fund set up, you can add it using the add + button.

Note 2: Once you have networked with your investors, you can upload and send them your PPM via Searchfunder. 

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