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Investor Scout Webinar & Transcription

[00:00:01.320] – Lindsay (AppSumo)
What’s going on, Sumolings, thank you so much for joining us for another product walk through webinar. I am Lindsay. Today I am joined by the team over at Investor Scout. This is a database of over thirty two thousand investors that include investment preferences, contact information and CRM functionality. It is on AppSumo right now, starting at fifty nine dollars for a lifetime deal. Before we dive into the tool, though, I just want to tell y’all a few quick things.

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The first is that if you want to tell us a little bit about your use case, why you’re interested in the tool, you can go ahead and do that in the chat room. The second thing is, if you have any questions about the tools, the deal, how to get set up, go ahead and put those questions in the Q&A box down below this video. We do have a few people from the investor scout team here on standby, Lincoln, Aaron, who are here to answer your questions as they come in.

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And the last thing is that there will be a replay of this available. So if you need to step out or if you just want to watch this later for any reason, you totally can. It’ll be available later today. All right. That is enough of me. Hey, Matt, how are you doing?

[00:01:06.810] – Matt (Investor Scout)
I’m great, thank you. So I can just run through a, you know, a little demo of Investor Scout.

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And if you have any questions, anybody, then you can ask me the I will help you on.

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So let’s go to the screen. We practice this now that it’s working. It’s good. No, it’s not. No, it is. I got it. All right.

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So investors Scott’s really simple. Like he was saying, we got a database of over thirty thousand investors. We actually added a bit more investors since that copy was generated. It’s about thirty seven thousand. But yeah, it’s really simple. It’s it’s kind of like Google for investors. So it’s a search engine designed just for like an investor database. You can really easily just come over to our investor database here. We have search filters like you can filter for investors that have email addresses or phone numbers or office addresses can filter by location like city, state, country.

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You can filter by like investment preferences. So like if they prefer to invest in the US versus China industry preferences, so that would be like technology or what we call it services or health care or software or all sorts of things with diversified fund types. So you could find venture capital funds versus larger private equity funds depending on what you’re raising money for or even a startup. So you can filter by stage preferences that are interested in investing. And some people may want to invest in a series or a very late stage company or they want to invest in something really small that’s a seed startup or early stage.

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You filter by assets under management so you can get a better look at our better feel for how big and maybe dominant or I want to say luxurious, what’s a better word than luxurious? I don’t know, fancier fund. You have like a billion dollars in assets. Or you could do like a more home grown fund, which is under twenty five million dollars. You can filter by the minimum investment at maximum investment. They want to make per check and you can filter by first names, job titles, the number of investors and even genders of the investors.

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So we can just run through real quick. Just let’s do some standard San Francisco, Palo Alto for technology. So this will come up with a list of about seven hundred or eight hundred technology investors in San Francisco, in Palo Alto. You can very easily add these to lists that you make. I’ll get into how you make a list, but I already have some on hand. We can go in here and we can just add Zach Willis to our California investors and fund this already out of these guys.

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So it doesn’t let me add duplicate records so I don’t accidentally send the same investor, the same email. So it’s just going to make this easier. A student, New York investors show us we head into California. And then Shoma, we could do this one at a time. You can see more info about the investors here and see their contact information. Or we can do this in bulk, so I can actually save the entire page. And that’ll take a little second to process, we could say 20 at a time or 50 at a time, and now if we want to make a new list, let’s just say for New York investors, just click one button in New York investors or whatever you want to name it.

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And from here, we can then just go add, let’s say, make this fifty now at this page to New York investors. And so now we have the top 50 in this list and this page of search results going into our New York investor’s list. And if you wanted the top 20 instead of top 50, let’s go next say pitch again. Next say page again. Next pitch again. If you want, you can do all of what I just did.

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Also, just for fun specifically, each fund has a principal contact at the fund. So in this case, rich Oregon, you could add them or you could add the fund itself to a list. And you can also do that by adding, I could just show all the search filters and whatever you want. So now if we go into this year, we can go to New York investors. You see that it has 50 contacts. You can see when it was last updated.

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And you can see a list of all the investors and you can even see the type, so they could be put funds inherently safe, fun. But yeah, we have Josh Kushner here, apparently, and we can go in here and see more info about Josh Kushner is about info headquarters, the big picture, financial details of what you would be investing, contact information, preferences, websites, etc. And then from here, you can either go through this list manually and email Alessandra Puel and then remove them from the list.

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And then go to Max G and then sent him an email and remove or you could actually just download this entire list is ESV one click and we’ll give you all the important information you need. And you could plug that in. Any mail system like Max Max, or reply to our mail shake or anything like that, you just upload it takes a few seconds and you can send an email campaign with follow ups that really quickly then obviously you can search for.

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And that’s what’s in here. And that’s basically it. If you’re on the single code deal, then you can only make one list at a time. So what you could do is add all these investors to a list, hit your max, which I believe is I think it’s like two hundred or five from your contacts for that single list link.

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Who’s in this room call to clarify in the chat what it is for just the start up plan, the one code plan. But you add that to the list and if you wanted to add more, you can always just download and clear and then add another download. Clear, add another. If you wanted to make unlimited list of the 20 contacts, but lists much easier than you could do that on the Tuko plan and then you wouldn’t have to go through like the clear download there download.

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You could just make a list. And so from there, I covered all the main the main features of investors, so I’d love to hear any questions if you have them. Let’s do it similar if you have any questions that you want to drop in the Q&A box. Now is the time. We do have some here. When will family offices be added?

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So that’ll be added soon. We’re doing about a big data set update about every quarter. So in about three months, I’d like a whole new layer of data fields. Family offices have been pretty highly requested, so we’ll work on that. And I wonder if we have some family offices here, but it should be a matter of months, but we’d have some of that. And then we’re also working in that data set up to and adding more fields like we want to get more specific tags for investors and funds as well.

[00:08:24.690] – Lindsay (AppSumo)
And I know Sumolings. Yeah. In general, they love a road map. So you can can you tell me a little bit about what simoleons have to look forward to?

[00:08:32.820] – Matt (Investor Scout)
What you can. So one big thing is that we’re on a road map is we’re putting an email system into investment account so you don’t have to take all the data off platform and then plug it into a different service. You can just send out the book emails through our system and they would still just run like personalized one to one emails, like I mentioned, more specific tags and categorisations. So like, for instance, like one of our tags here is it services.

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But we want to break that down into software and artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency and all sorts of different categories of IT services, so that would be a better to and obviously just better, more accurate data. So we should have support for more investors, more funds. And then with our email system, we’ve already kind of built this out. But just like a better email, deliverability functions like if you export data and send it out through something like mail shake, you could be looking at 10 to 20 percent bounce rate.

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But if you send through the email system that we’ve already built out, then you can actually get down to around six to eight percent. That’s right. So that’s a big improvement there as well.

[00:09:48.100] – Lindsay (AppSumo)
Excellent. All right. We have two more questions here. Schooling’s if you’ve got any, you can send them in. How often is the investor? B, I’m guessing that means database update every quarter.

[00:10:02.290] – Matt (Investor Scout)
And that’s not to say that we don’t like manually update things every now and then when errors become obvious or or we notice something wrong. But we do like big widespread data set updates every quarter.

[00:10:18.630] – Lindsay (AppSumo)
Right, this person is interested, they wonder about seeing the date of the last investment to make sure that investors are active. This is something you have, right?

[00:10:30.150] – Matt (Investor Scout)
That yeah, that’s that’s something that’s coming. So we’re going to pass investments. So then you could just see like a list of like a timeline of what they last invested in and then also be able to filter and search by companies they invested in. So if you if you’re building the next Facebook, you could look up all the people that invested in Facebook, for example, and then go that way. And that’s on the roadmap, but we don’t have that yet.

[00:10:54.960] – Lindsay (AppSumo)
Right, so things to look forward to, similar things. Those are all the questions that I have. So I just want to give everybody a minute more to make sure that we’ve gotten everything that they want to ask in here.

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Otherwise, we’ll just call it short and sweet.

[00:11:16.770] – Matt (Investor Scout)
I yeah, man, I do a lot of these. Do we need to worry about often. I know most of the time investors appreciate like a cold email and a cold email introduction, as long as you’re not rude and spamming, like if you’re just sending out to every single investor and it’s not relevant to them, it can be rude and they’re not going to like that. But if you can send like a concise message clearly saying what you’re raising money for, why do you think they’re a good fit?

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You make it short and sweet like this webinar. Then the response is great and most people that use investors can actually use it without many relationships already with investors. So the nature of the product is for, quote, emailing. Investors haven’t opted into this database, but they don’t mind a relevant pitch. And in fact, they spend a lot of money hiring analysts to find investment opportunities. If you can give them an investment opportunity in their inbox and it’s in their wheelhouse that they would appreciate it.

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So I guess to that end, do we have average response rates, bounce rates, et cetera, this person asks.

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Yes, we have average bounce rates. That’s 10 to 20 percent. And that depends on obviously that’s like data set. So it depends on how many emails you sent. And you might send twenty five emails and get 15 bounces. But statistical significance is split like two hundred. So if you send out at least a few hundred to a few thousand, you should be looking at marks 20 percent bounce rate on that average open rate. It depends on a lot of factors that are out of our control and we don’t have access to that data because you sending e-mails off platform.

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But if you have a really catchy subject line, you’re sending emails from a domain that has a good reputation so the emails aren’t going into spam, then you should have no problem getting investors to open their emails.

[00:13:20.750] – Lindsay (AppSumo)
All right. Thank you so much. That’s going to be it for us. So similar things. If you have not already heard about sumo dotcom slash investor Dash Skout to redeem your codes, it is on Atsumi starting at fifty nine dollars for a lifetime deal.

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And of course this is back to most 60 day guarantee. So you can go ahead, get set up playing around with it and see how it works for you. Once you have done that, please leave your reviews on the deal page. We love to read them. And of course that’s where you can leave your questions as well. Thank you so much, Matt and Linc and Erin, for hanging out with us today. And of course, to see Mullings.

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Have a good one. Thank you. Thanks. Thanks for having us.

[00:14:04.760] – Matt (Investor Scout)
Thank you. Bye about.

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