APPLY FOR FUNDING
Please review the whole of this page, and then complete our Application Form. As part of the application process, you will be required to complete the Application Form at the bottom. If you need to send any extra material please do so to firstname.lastname@example.org. The more information you share the better we are at understanding your business
Can you confirm that you have reviewed the "Basic Investment Criteria" section below? Are you able to answer "YES" to each of the four questions? If so, please go ahead and fill the application at the bottom of the page
Kindly Note that DAI will NOT be holding any pitch nights in July or August.
BASIC INVESTMENT CRITERIA
You should not apply for funding from Dubai Angel Investors unless you can answer yes to all of the following questions:
Are you a client or consumer facing business that is in the technology space?
Do you have a minimum viable product or prototype with proof of concept?
Do you have initial traction with active paying or non-paying users?
Do you have more than one full time team member?
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR PITCH DECK
1. Elevator Pitch
A quick one-liner summary that combines your vision/product and the mission of your company
2. Momentum, Traction, Expertise
Timeline and milestones to date
Highlight existing press, partnerships, awards
Success stories and/or testimonials
3. Market Opportunity: Market size & customer base
Market: What business/space you are in?
Total Market Size: Dollar Size, Your Place/Niche
Customers: Clearly define exactly who you serve
Macro Trends & Insights
4. Problem & Current Solutions: What need do you fill? Other solutions
Define the real problem/need you’re solving, and for who.
Who else is already doing this, and how are they going about it and what are they not getting right or doing wrong?
5. Product or Service: Your solution
Tell the story of your customer and how customers use/value your product or service
Show product images - URL - ios - Andoid links
6. Business Model: Key Revenue Streams
Who is your primary customer & how do you make money
What is the pricing / model
Revenue and # of customers to date
Show basic math on revenues and conversion rates
Life-time value of an average Customer (How many months, how many dollars?)
7. Market Approach & Strategy: How you grow your business
Where are your customers looking today and finding help?
Where will you get in front of them?
How will you achieve your target growth rates?
What are the most important and unique channels and methods you will use to find and win customers?
How are you doing it differently than others in the space?
8. Team & Key Stakeholders (Investors, Advisors)
Highlight key team members and their prior positions, successes, domain expertise
Demonstrate relevant experience
Which roles are the keys to success in your company/space?
Include 3-5 years of financial projections
Mention key & critical assumptions in your model of expenses, customer conversion, market penetration %
Highlight each of these Yearly for at least 3 years:
Where do you exist in the larger overall Market Space?
What are your Advantages?
How is your place in the market unique to you, and the right one for your company growth and customers?
Who are the competitors, why have they succeeded, and how do you truly differentiate from them?
11. Investment: Your ‘Ask’ for funding, Basic use of funds
State how much Capital you are raising, and with what general Terms: Equity, Debt, Convertible Note
What is the timing of your Capital raise?
Who are your existing & notable investors, if any?
What are your key Use of Proceeds (as % of total raise)
Sales & Marketing
Technology / Product or Service development
Capital expenses / equipment