#028 Finding Investors For Your Business Idea With Varga Moshtagh

Varga Moshtagh, is the CEO and founder of Podmosphere, a Podcast-database for listeners, creators and sponsors. Through collecting podcast information, Podmosphere helps Podcasters to be a part of a  community that lets you find new listeners and sponsors.

Main points of discussion

  • An introduction to Varga and Podmosphere
  • Setting and changing company goals
  • Varga talks more about the team behind Podmosphere
  • We find out why Varga left the reporting industry to launch Podmosphere
  • How to know if you should become an entrepreneur, or if you should find a new job that challenges you in new directions
  • Varga talks about the steps he took to launch Podmosphere
  • We find out how Varga met one of his business partners/investors
  • Varga shares how he managed to validate the idea for Podmosphere
  • How building a relationship with your audience, can make it easier to survey your audience
  • The benefits of knowing what social media channels, that your target audience uses
  • How to go about getting a product prototype and why it’s helpful
  • What does IMDb have to do with podcasts?
  • How to get your audience to tell the truth when you try to survey them
  • Varga shares how to chase investors for your business
  • What to do if your chasing down investors, but not having any luck
  • How LinkedIn can help you personally, and with business development
  • Should you look for investment from abroad or nationally for your business
  • Where Podmosphere will be in the next 5 years
  • The importance of finding the right investor for your company
  • Tips for finding a good mentor
  • What makes a good business pitch and what investors want to know
  • Varga shares what he wishes he knew before starting out in business
  • What works in promoting Podmosphere
  • Why you should find a co-founder

Key points you will learn

  • How to chase down investors for your business
  • What makes a good business pitch and what investors want to know
  • The importance of finding the right investor for your company

Links and resources mentioned

More from Varga Moshtagh

Recommended Links

Almi – Business Funding

Homework

  • Use your creativity. Write about every single way that you could improve any service or product that you are not satisfied with. This will help you to develop ideas.

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