How do you write a seed fund proposal?
Kicking starting your own business but still stuck on how to write a seed fund proposal? Don’t worry, FirstFunding is at your rescue to help you with all of your problems related to it.
Due to the competition in the market, the financing industry is becoming very selective and competitive. But a compelling investment proposal presentation is all you need to get the source of the funding you need. First, let us understand what exactly is seed fund proposal:
What is a Seed fund proposal?
A seed fund proposal or simply an investment proposal, is a text document, PDF, or slide show presentation about your startup’s product or service whose purpose is to raise capital.
A successful investment proposal means delivering a strong argument as to why your startup is worth investing in, which requires a presentation before you start writing.
Investment proposal structure
The format of your proposal largely depends on the type of investors you choose, but the standard format generally includes three basic must-have elements. They are:
1. Investment title – everything starts with a name, and your proposal needs one as well. It should be a few words that describe the value of the future product or service and the direction you want it to go or are taking it to, such as the market segment.
2. Executive summary– an investment proposal for investors should start with a cover page, followed by a table of contents. The document’s body should always start with an executive summary, which should include your value propositions i.e., a short segment that conveys information about your target customer, their problems, the benefit offers to the customers and the investors, and the solution to the problem.
3. Project details– this section should have all the facts and arguments supporting you as an entrepreneur, your company, and how you’re planning your product or service to bring it to life.
4. Planned marketing and sales methods – this part of the document should include all the research that you’ve done on your market, competition, marketing strategies, channels, and sales strategy.
5. Project financing– this part focuses on the sources of funding you need, forecasts, timeframes, ROI, and the investment exit plan. This part should include the accurate numbers of funds you’ll be needing for your business.