Entrepreneurs are the brave souls that take risks to fill voids. They use their passion and innovation to shape the industries they enter into. We believe innovation comes from those who are given the proper support and guidance. This level of support is beneficial to new ventures. It can help businesses avoid some of the pitfalls they could succumb to in the infancy stages and beyond.
Score 3 Ventures seeks to partner with entrepreneurs from all walks of life. We are industry agnostic so we appreciate varied experiences and perspectives.
We intake and vet your company, then we will provide feedback and/or champion you to one of our partnered Venture Capitalists. A great benefit of collaborating with Score 3 Ventures is our network of partners and industry experts. They offer a plethora of support from early stages to exit.
Score 3 has an enthusiastic interest in developing minority-run companies. We are eager to serve those still underrepresented in many industries. We don’t just use diversity buzzwords; we are committed to rolling our sleeves up and working side by side with you to help execute your vision.
WHAT WE OFFER
Access to a network of individuals and organizations that can make transformational introductions to customers, investors, and partners.
Access to practical and hands-on subject matter experts with a wealth of industry experience.
Our venture Fellows champion funding ready companies through the pipelines of active angels and VC.
If a company is not ready for funding, our Fellows provide basic feedback to entrepreneurs so that they can improve their startup.
THE FAIR SHOT DOCTRINE
We are committed to ensuring that every team that applies has a fair shot to run their pitch. “Cold” application submissions will get the same treatment as those referred to us from within the angel network. Believe you have a talented team? Prove that you are exceptional and motivated and you too will gain access to our venture collective.
THE PITCH PROCESS
Application: Simple! Make sure your deck and executive summary are ready (see our helpful hints on pitch decks below). Then, submit an application through our deal flow platform called Gust.
Initial Screening: A Venture Fellow from our team will connect with you for a pitch meeting via video conference (approx. 30 mins).
Feedback: After your meeting, the team will review your pitch and assemble some feedback for you and your team. Please note that this will be basic feedback on the pitch, your deck, and your company as a whole. We are not currently able to provide in-depth mentoring and assistance.
Championing: For companies who are ready for funding, our Venture Fellows will become your champions to get you into the pipelines of investors (Angels and VCs) that are ready to fund talented companies like yours!
You do not need a warm introduction to apply with Score 3 Ventures. Just click the Apply Now button below! We will respond to every submission. If you have any questions, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
YOUR PITCH DECK
PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD!
Check out the below helpful hints to make your pitches go as smooth as possible! Maybe you have created the next “can’t live without it” app or product; but, if your deck is not up to par, you will be fighting an unnecessary uphill battle. The following items are what we look for in a pitch deck:
- What problem are you trying to solve?
- What is your solution to the problem? And, why is it better than all of the other solutions out there?
- Business model: how does your business work?
- What is your customer acquisition cost (CAC)?
- What is your market share? How did you calculate that?
- Financials: financial statements are really important to investors!
- Revenue to date, if any: Have you made any money on your product or service?
- Capital raised to date if any: Have you raised any money from other investors?
- Who is on your team? Who are your advisors?
- Stage: development, prototype, market-ready? Do you have a minimal viable product (MVP)?
- Do you have any traction?
- Any partnerships? If so, what are the status of those partnerships (i.e., signed contract, etc.)?