Subscribe to Entrepreneur for $5

How to Find Investors Through LinkedIn

This story appears in the January 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Dave Gowel has raised $3 million in the three years since he started RockTech, a Cambridge, Mass.-based enterprise-training platform for cloud technologies. Of the 29 angel investors he’s brought onboard, all have one thing in common: “Every investor relationship I have was influenced by LinkedIn,” says Gowel, RockTech’s CEO. 

“A compelling example of this came when one of my investors listed his affiliation with RockTech on LinkedIn, and then another angel who saw that update contacted me,” Gowel continues. “The latter angel had a very strong respect for my investor who had updated his profile, and [he] became an investor within six months—he even brought in another angel to invest with him.”

4th of July Subscription Sale - Unlock this subscriber exclusive article and more for 20% off today.

Access all Entrepreneur content with no ads, unlock discounts, and get exclusive advice only available to our subscribers. Plus, our magazine delivered straight to your door.

Get 20% off an annual subscription today. Just use code SAVE20 at checkout.

Entrepreneur Editors' Picks