Contact investors through warm introductions - you will get a higher conversion rate for replies and meetings (hopefully), compared to cold emailing investors.
In the email with information about your business include a pitch deck consisting of:
- Problem you are solving/opportunity you are pursuing
- Solution to your problem/how you will seize this opportunity
- Team. Who are folks that are building the product and what is their experience
- Market. Indicate market dynamics. Growing? Stagnant? Trends?
- Competition. Whom are you up against?
- Traction. Where you are now? How have you grown?
- Business model
- Financial projections
- Ask (it is up to you to include how much money you are asking) saves time for investors knowing what kind of a deal you are proposing them
- Startup weekends. Many metropolitan areas have these. The mentors who help the teams usually include angels. A purpose of the event is to network, so angels will not be surprised if you make contact.
- Meetup groups. Many metropolitan areas have active meetup groups for entrepreneurs and investors.
- Colleges. Many now have entrepreneurial or start-up centers.
- Incubators, accelerators, and shared work spaces. Angels are around these places as are entrepreneurs. Network and find out how to meet angels.