Angel investment is on the rise, and your small business startup needs to capitalize on all the opportunities at hand. Venture capitalists are hunting for business startups to invest in that are currently at the cutting edge of technology and taking risks with these advancements trends. You find investors are eager to sink their investment dollars in these technologies so that they can reap future returns. While the payoff might be big for an angel investor, these tech trends will also help your business startup to attract those funding dollars.
AI is not new to the scene, but for 2018, it is making significant headway. By allowing companies to do more with less, AI will be a fundamental change in the way a company does business today and tomorrow. Startups that integrate AI into the fold will experience a shift in how they can perform routine tasks, freeing them up to focus on their customers. Angel investors see this as a win-win as they can invest in advancing technology and a startup that is leading the way with its use. Your business startup will do well by having AI as a part of your repertoire and see more funding interest come your way in 2018.
The uses of social media to enhance your consumer game is a boon for investors looking for business startups that are succeeding in their customer engagement. While social media isn’t a newcomer in technology, those that have a strong endgame will win big in terms of revenue sales. Social media is proving to be the technology platform that links us all together and gives business startups the recognition they need early on. Venture capitalists are enamored with its use by business startup as they see the power it offers and the benefits a business startup can take advantage of. Using social media to boost your business in 2018 will be key to gaining funding from an investor as they recognize the strengths it offers to your consumers.
Blockchain is another technology on the fringe waiting to bust on to the scene in a fury in 2018. It’s the ability to provide a real-time ledger of transactions can give your business startup the transparency it needs to garner the nod of a venture capitalist waiting in the wings. Your business startup will benefit from Blockchain’s ability to provide stable and error-free operations while angel investors gain by investing in a technology that has proven its worth. You’ll see funding offers from a series of investors if your business startup uses Blockchain to its full advantage within your organization.
Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is advancing at a steady clip for the New Year, and you’ll see IoT virtually everywhere you look. With consumers becoming more connected than ever, IoT offers an opportunity for new products and services that enhance IoT’s capabilities in the home, business, and community. Angel investors are savvy to the draw of IoT and how it is changing the way consumers interact and live their lives. They want to get in with business startups that are using this technology to move their business forward, engage with consumers, and improve their business operations. Count on IoT to entice venture capitalists and secure funding in 2018.
Data is everywhere these days, and it will only get bigger this coming year. Business startups such as yours will use big data to understand every aspect, detail, and nuance of your customers, so you can create products and services they desire. With big data changing how business startups engage with their clients and provide unique customer experiences, it means plenty of evolution is on the horizon. Angel investors are keen on the possibilities all this available data can provide and know that companies that take advantage of the information can lead their industry in leaps and bounds. Use big data to enhance your business startup operations and stay tuned for venture capitalists to come calling with much interest and fanfare about your company this year.
While 2017 was a year that many will remember for its security breaches, this year provides a turn of events as business startup integrate or offer cybersecurity services to better protect their customer data. This cybersecurity will change how companies in all sectors operate and provide the level of security that is needed to protect that confidential information from getting into the wrong hands. Business startups that use cyber-security to protect their company or create products and services for others that help them secure their information will do well in the following year. Angel investors will show interest in these endeavors as the need for secure data protocol is growing without hesitation.
Also, on the fringe in 2018 is VR. This technology gives you the ability to engage with your customers in a new and exciting way. Through a more desirable customer experience, VR can help your business to increase its customer numbers and its revenue as VR improves workflow and access to customers all over your niche. Angel investors want in on AR as an investment opportunity, and your business startup will attract their attention now and into the future with this technology at your helm.
Integrating any of these technologies in your business startup shows a strong sense of understanding and initiative to increase your customer base and profits this year and the coming year. Angel investors want to get their hands wet with these new technologies so that they can be where the growth is with these trends. Think about how these technologies can help your business startup succeed in 2018 and secure the funding you need to get off the ground. You’ll be surprised at how much attention you receive by taking the first step with any of these technology trends and reap the rewards of investment into your company by an investor.