How to Raise Capital for Your Startup Business
Coming up with an idea for a business is something that many entrepreneurs can relate to.
However, what about coming up with an idea for a business and then going out and meeting with prospective investors in order to secure capital to fund the development and growth of your business.
Joining me on today’s show is Ludwina Dautovic.
Ludwina has been a successful entrepreneur for over two decades and is the Founder and CEO of the RoomXchange – a service which connects busy professionals, young families and empty nesters with a spare room in their home with travellers and guests providing an agreed amount of help around the home in exchange for food and accommodation.
In fact, the Room Xchange is Ludwina’s fifth technology start up company, which she has invested in and so far this startup is fully self-funded.
Ludwina is currently immersed in her first capital raise and is leading the company towards a global market and on today’s show is going to share:
- Be kind to people. Leave a trail of kindness behind you;
- Surround yourself with the best team of advisors you can get and listen to their advice;
- Be a leader who inspires those you are leading.
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Choose your advisors/mentors wisely. Have they got a track record of success? Are they at a level you want to be at in a few years? Have they been through the process you're going through now? — Ludwina Dautovic
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More about Ludwina Dautovic
Ludwina Dautovic has been a successful entrepreneur for over two decades and is the Founder and CEO of The Room Xchange, a service which connects busy professionals, young families and empty nesters with a spare room in their home (hosts) with travellers and guests who provide an agreed amount of help around the home in exchange for food and accommodation.
Commissioned by Apple and Optus to create an educational media program signalled the birth of her first company, Media Minds. For the next five years, Ludwina and her team ran two-day media workshops in over 300 schools in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Ludwina then combined technological expertise with business acumen to provide consulting services to businesses operating in the online space. Today, Ludwina is an investor in new and emerging technologies and has invested in four tech start ups, The Room Xchange, her fifth tech investment, is so far, fully self-funded. With the full support of her commercial partners and strategic advisors, (Chris Adams, Tim Wall, Erik Tyler and David Stavropoulos) Ludwina is immersed in her first capital raise and leading the company towards a global market.
Ludwina was recently included in the 100 Leaders Program as part of the world’s first interactive leadership forum created by Xventure. Organisations across the world are able to see and hear from Ludwina as part of this global initiative. Ludwina is regularly called upon as a commentator in media outlets including CMO, Sky News, Who's Who of Australian Women, The Age, The Herald Sun, CEO Magazine and more.
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