What are the best ways to contact investors for startups?

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    #1Crowdfunder

    Crowdfunder
    Crowdfunder is an equity crowdfunding site that will help you raise capital for your company through a network of VCs and angel investors, from the Pre Seed stage to Series A.
    Websites

    $449- $999/month

    Evelyn Cox
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "In a world where financing a new idea, product or service is extremely difficult, this source provides a wonderful and powerful doorway which links those with the ideas, to those most interested in your idea and most likely to invest. This is about as close as it gets to merging inventor with investor."
  2. 6

    #2Patreon

    Patreon
    A membership platform that gets creators paid. Rather than funding projects, in Patreon pledges represent an ongoing sponsorship and are paid either as a fixed monthly donation or based on pre-defined units of work.
    Websites

    5% processing fee

    Santiago Peralta
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "This to me looks like a scam - I mean why do they focus on "ongoing" sponsorship and not start something from the beginning ? It looks like choosing the easy way..."
  3. 6

    #3Ratafire

    Ratafire
    Ratafire is a site for creators with less than 50k followers. You can share your ideas and get funding through their platform.
    Websites

    Free

    Adrián Franco
    Written on December 28, 2017
    "When I was developing my novelty coffee mug company, I turned to Ratafire to pitch my idea to investors. Ratafire works with creators who haven't yet built a platform and large client base; it was perfect for my needs. "
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    #4Crowdrise

    Crowdrise
    CrowdRise is the world's #1 fundraising site for charitable causes. Raise money for over 1.5 million charities through marathons, events and employee giving.
    Websites

    Free- Starter plan. Varies by plan.

    Amanda Larson
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "I needed to raise money for my charity and Crowdrise was a great way to do it. It caters to non-profits and charities."
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    #5Kickstarter

    Kickstarter
    Kickstarter is a crowdfunding site that helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. 
    Websites

    Free- 5% fee from final funding total

    Ashley Hanson
    Written on December 27, 2017
    "Kickstarter is one of the most popular crowdsourcing investment tools to date. It's allowed people to pay for everything from their entrepreneurial endeavors to their art to their medical bills. I highly recommend it."
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    #6Indiegogo

    Indiegogo

    Indiegogo is a launchpad for entrepreneurial ideas. It allows users to raise money for their project and find their first customers from the community. 

    Websites

    5% plus processing fee of 3% and $0.30/transaction

    Benito Trejo
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "This website does have some information about investors but its more focused on fundraising. It also has some decent guides for startups who need funding, but they're all pretty basic. Overall I couldn't get much help from here."
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    #7Fundly

    Fundly
    Create an amazing page that represents you and your story, then share it and instantly start to collect online donations.
    Websites

    Free- 4.9% plus credit card processing fee (2.9% plus $.30/transaction)

    Bryan Sanchez
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "Fundly is a good way to get people to invest in your project. It's easy to use and easy to set up."

Summary

Best What are the best ways to contact investors for startups
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Crowdfunder Websites 10 Paid
2PatreonWebsites 6 Free
3RatafireWebsites 6 Free
4CrowdriseWebsites 6 Free
5Kickstarter Websites 4 Free
6IndiegogoWebsites 3 Paid
7FundlyWebsites 1 Free
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