1) First things first, stay bootstrapped for as long as you can. The grind will only make you
want what you have even more than you already do. Once you get an investment and have some
breathing room, you may (or may not) become too relaxed. And besides, do you really want
someone else looking over you and your company?
2) Look to family and friends first. They know you the best and understand why you began your
company. Just ensure you keep your word if you say you are going to pay them back as this
situation has the risk of becoming messy.
3) Apply to become apart of an accelerator program. Many of these programs are equipped with
mentors and investors who will guide you from the beginning to the end.
4) Organize a focus group at which you can also demonstrate your product to potential family,
friends and investors.
5) Connect with angel investors through gust.com, equitynet.com, angel.co
6) Start a kickstarter or indiegogo campaign.