fundfindr
Location: Suite 400, 21 Water St., Vancouver, Canada, V7T 1P3, Canada
Founded in: 2007
Stage: Beta (public testing)
Number of employees: 1-5
Profitable year: 2009
Short URL: vator.co/fundfindr-Speed-dating-for-entrepreneurs-and-investors

fundfindr

Venture dating made easier
Startup/business
Canada Canada
http://www.fundfindr.com
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Company description

fundfindr is venture dating made easy. fundfindr is a social media company disrupting the global early stage funding and support systems.  Entrepreneurs need a cost-effective venture dating mentor; investors need a convenient, quality deal flow filter.  Enter The Pitchies and you could win over $20k in start-up swag.

Few entrepreneurs are good at the pre-date, grooming and relationship skills necessary to woo investors.  fundfindr provides a "venture dating for dummies" suite of software applications that make learning, pitching, collaborating, advice and funding more efficient, convenient and cost-effective.

fundfindr.com is the platform matching ventures, investors and service providers.  fundfindr.tv is the complimentary content, media, event and broadcast vehicle. 

fundfindr is currently in beta and has been receiving a great response including being commissioned to vet deals for a national TV show in Canada called Dragon's Den on CBC.  This is our first phase - social networking - we are now positioned to launch our premium product that will truly differentiate us, drive success stories and deliver on our mission of democratizing venture capital. 


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Business model

fundfindr has a progressive business model based on the freemium model of driving traffic to generate advertising and sponsorship revenues followed by the introduction of a premium version generating software subscription revenues.  The model then progresses to include event, services and funding transaction streams and ultimately licensing of technology and aggregated data and a co-investment fund.

Competitive advantage

fundfindr has proprietary technology in development that takes the entrepreneur on a guided tour of everything they need for venture success.  Whether they are at idea stage, first date or funding stage - the fundfindr venture dating model will provide them an online mentor.  The power of this model is the scorecard and succession criteria that create natural engagement, stickiness and consistent points of monetization.  fundfindr also directly enables funding, including new funding mechanisms, as opposed to just being an introduction service.

fundfindr services all small business not just technology sector to provide a larger market opportunity.   fundfindr provided an end-to-end service covering all stages of the venture development process. fundfindr is well positioned for global scalability with strong ties into US, Canada, UK, India and other markets.