posted this on November 06, 2011 09:55 PM
Now that you have setup your company and have completed your "public" and "private" sides to your company's Gust site, you are now ready to start sharing your company with Investors. If you have not already noticed there are two modes that you can toggle between in your header bar. You will be able to select "Edit" or "Share & manage deals", you will need to select "Share & manage deals" in order to share your site with investors.
Once you have clicked on the sharing feature you will see a new page displayed. This page is your dashboard for your site and contains overall views of your site. It also allows you to manage your relationships with investors and investor groups. Plus this is where you will be able to search for investor groups and share your site with them. In order to start a relationship with an investor you will need to find the group on Gust via our search engine or if they have invited you via an email with a link to their application or an apply button on their website.
Option 1 - Search for Investors
In the header of your screen you will see that a new bar has appeared that allows you to change view between "Dashboard" or "Find Investors".
Clicking "Find Investors" or "share with them" will direct you to our Investor Search Engine. Once you reach our search engine you will be able to search for investors by their group/organization names. You can filter between Name of group, Location and Keyword. You also have to ability to filter through our many partnerships, ACA, NASVF, France Angels and AAAI, to name a few.
Option 2 - Applying via a provided link or off of the groups website.
Most groups have a redirect posted on their web page that will automatically direct you towards their application so that you can share your company with them. This redirect is provided either on their web site or by a member of their group who has provided you with the direct link via an email or other form of communication.
As long as you are signed into Gust and then click on the link or the redirect button you will be sent to their application page.
Once you have accessed the desired groups profile page all you have to do is click the "Share Now" button. Upon doing so you will be providing that group access to your "private" site information and will be redirected back toward your company site.
However, you will notice that there is now a highlighted box above your site pages. This box contains directions from the group that you are applying/sharing your site with. They may require additional information from you before you can actually "share" your site with them.
Some groups may also require an application fee from you, this would be displayed in the highlighted box along with the "Share" button. If your application is not complete to the groups standards you will see that the "Share" button is grayed out and there is an orange circle with a number in it.
The orange circle advises you how many items are pending before you can actually "share" your site with the group. These items are highlighted for you by placing an orange dot on each page that is incomplete for that group.