LeadLoft has grown a ton in the past year and it's been exciting to see how companies have been taking advantage of LeadLoft. We've seen companies using LeadLoft's prospecting solutions for sales, partnerships, press, but many have been using LeadLoft for the simple task of finding and saving investor contact information.
While companies are funded every day by VCs and angels, the vast majority founders don't have the luxury of a strong investor network. In fact, the vast majority of founders we speak with have very limited or no investor connections at all.
So, LeadLoft is beyond happy to announce the newest addition to LeadLoft's prospecting solutions, the LeadLoft investor database 🎉
LeadLoft's Investor Database
With more than 100K+ investors you can search and filter through the worlds most notable investors to find the investor that's right for you. LeadLoft provides insights into each investor by enriching them with bios, interests, locations, types, and more.
Investor Search Filters
Every bit of information attached to investors can then be used narrow investor search results. For example, if you're a female founder of a SaaS startup based in Los Angeles, you can search for investors who are based in LA, interested in software, and are female focused. This helps startup founders to quickly sort through all the unlikely investors and hone in on the investors who are most likely to back their startup or fund.
In the world of fundraising, there are a variety of different types of investors:
- Angel Investors
- Angel Groups
- Venture Capitalists
- Private Equity
- Family Offices
- Investment Banks
- and more.
If you're a startup you can search for early-stage VCs or if you're a fund manager, you can narrow the investor type down to family offices. Regardless of the investors you're looking to raise from, you'll be able to narrow your search and precisely target the ideal investor demographic for your stage, location, and industry.
Every investor shows the past industries they have invested in. This makes searching for relevant investors extremely easy. If you're a SaaS startup, you can simply apply an interest filter for SaaS or software and you'll instantly generate a list of investors who have invested in SaaS and software in the past.
How to Find Investor Contact Information
The most exciting aspect of LeadLoft's database is LeadLoft's ability to generate contact information for investors. By simply clicking "Save", LeadLoft will find, verify, and generate contact information for investors in seconds. Founders can then use this contact information for mass outreach through CRMs and other outreach software.
Inclusivity for Female & Minority Founders
LeadLoft is making it easier than ever for founders to connect with investors but simply helping founders without investor connections isn't enough. There are endless stories of discrimination and and difficulties certain founders go through due to their sex or ethnicity. According to a recent study by RateMyInvesor, more than 90% of VC backed startups are founded by men and more than 75% of founders are white.
With that said, LeadLoft is introducing features aimed at mitigating this problem by helping minority and female founders to easily target investors who care about the inequality in the startup funding world.
How to Find Female & Diversity Focused Investors
LeadLoft's investor database now features 2 new tag filters: "Female Focused" & "Diversity Focused". Female and minority founders can use these tags to research investors who care about supporting under served groups in the startup world. While we understand this is certainly not a solution, we hope it can help reduce the discrimination that both female and minority founders report running into while fundraising.
How to Get Started
You can click here to learn more about the investor database or if you're already in the middle of fundraising you can simply sign up to get started.