1. Be completely prepared. Attaining maximum visibility for your business will require an actionable plan backed by a talented team. Investors desire the certainty of experience and polish, so make sure you have a comprehensive business plan, a seasoned management team, and a compelling presentation to show your company's viability.
2. Know who to talk to. Finding the right venture capitalist to approach requires research and networking. First, conduct a search for firms and individuals who are active in your business' industry. After identifying the right people to talk to, utilize personal connections or professional organizations in order to make the proper introductions.
3. Be ready for the right time. Ultimately, receiving funding has as much to do with timing as it does with preparation, and first impressions are crucial when approaching investors. Ideally, you will want a product and customers before approaching a venture capitalist, so work with family and friends, as well as angel investors when appropriate, in order to get the business started.