Connecting with capital to scale your startup can be a tough task. Especially if you’re a founder and you still have the day-to-day operations of your business to run. So, how do you connect with investors? And, more importantly, how do you make sure you’ve found the right investors for your business?
One organization that specializes in solving this problem is the Asian investment banking organization, Rippledot Capital Advisers. They’ve won awards such as “Best Investment Bank for the Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry” and have over 17 years of TMT experience in all of Asia.
Chatri Sityodtong, CEO of ONE Championship, gave them high praise and said, “Rippledot does an amazing job for its clients, offering true white glove service and a relentless focus on value-added strategic advice.” I asked Rippledot’s CEO, Atin Kukreja, for some advice for Asian entrepreneurs going global.
Here are four key lessons he wanted to share with founders who are looking to raise funding.
1. Investors look for great leaders who demonstrate their passion
Kukreja told me that “the first thing founders need to demonstrate is great leadership.”
But, what makes a great leader? “Sometimes it all just boils down to recognizing passion,” he said. “Passion is the key to success. Of course, tangible business skills are also very important, but without passion, there is no pathway to success. Steve Jobs had passion, so does Bill Gates — these are a couple of prime examples. When people, especially employees within…