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Maxwell Sterling
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FundMatch

Funding Requested

$5,000 USD

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Overview

Matching startup projects with investors using AI and game theory.

Proposal Description

Our Team

Our team excels in AI and blockchain technology, with a deep understanding of the startup ecosystem and a history of entrepreneurial success. Comprising top-tier researchers, seasoned developers, and experienced entrepreneurs, we offer a blend of technological innovation and business acumen, enabling us to deliver scalable and effective solutions for startups and investors.

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Please explain how this future proposal will help our decentralized AI platform grow and how this ideation phase will contribute to that proposal.

FundMatch uses AI to match startups with investors promises to significantly expand a decentralized AI platform by enhancing its capabilities, optimizing data usage, and demonstrating the practical utility of blockchain. During the ideation phase, the platform can refine its AI algorithms through user feedback and real-world application data, leading to more effective and accurate matchmaking. This not only attracts a broader user base by proving the platform's value in facilitating crucial business connections but also positions it as a central node in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Successfully implementing this project can attract further investments and partnerships, while setting a foundation for scaling the technology to other sectors, thereby driving long-term growth and innovation.

Clarify what outcomes (if any) will stop you from submitting a complete proposal in the next round.

Nothing

The core problem we are aiming to solve

It's time consumingThe core problem that FundMatch aims to solve is the inefficiency and opacity in the process of connecting startup projects with suitable investors. Startups often struggle to find investors who not only provide financial backing but also align with their vision and industry focus. Similarly, investors face challenges in identifying promising startups that match their investment criteria and risk profile. By using AI to intelligently and transparently match startups with the right investors, we can streamline this matchmaking process, reduce the time and resources spent on finding suitable partnerships, and increase the likelihood of successful funding outcomes.

Our specific solution to this problem

Our solution is an AI-driven platform that employs multi-modal large language models (LLMs) to analyze startup profiles and investor preferences. By processing diverse data points such as industry focus, investment history, growth potential, and financial health, these advanced algorithms provide tailored matchmaking. This method not only speeds up the process but also enhances the accuracy of matches, ensuring that startups connect with investors who are most likely to fund and support their specific business needs and goals.

Existing resources

Our existing resources include a robust technological infrastructure built on advanced AI and blockchain platforms, a comprehensive database of startup and investor profiles, and a network of industry connections. We also have access to cutting-edge research facilities and a team of experts in data science, machine learning, and financial analysis. These resources are instrumental in powering our platform's capabilities, allowing for sophisticated data processing, secure transactions, and reliable matchmaking between startups and investors.

Proposal Video

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  • Total Milestones

    3

  • Total Budget

    $5,000 USD

  • Last Updated

    19 May 2024

Milestone 1 - Creating prototype and testing with users

Description

Create a full digital prototype and test with users to improve the prototype iteratively.

Deliverables

A working prototype with multiple versions and records from user testing.

Budget

$2,000 USD

Milestone 2 - Marketing and collaboration

Description

Initial marketing on Twitter and with posters. Partnership with university innovation office and VCs.

Deliverables

Marketing results. Partnerships with letter of intent.

Budget

$2,000 USD

Milestone 3 - Preparing the full proposal

Description

A complete proposal ready for submission for the next round new project application.

Deliverables

A project proposal with more details on technical implementation and roadmap based on our ideation phase research.

Budget

$1,000 USD

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    Gombilla
    Jun 9, 2024 | 3:45 PM

    Overall

    5

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 4
    • Desirabilty 5
    • Usefulness 5
    Great tool for Funding institutions

    This platform has the capacity to accelerates the matchmaking process between startups and investors, saving time for both parties. This would be very useful for founders and start up owners. Traditional Venture Capitalists could also find great utility in this tool. 

    However, like other AI models, this model could potentially inherit biases from their training data, potentially leading to unfair matchmaking. We should not rule this out completely. 

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    Max1524
    Jun 10, 2024 | 3:52 AM

    Overall

    4

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 4
    • Desirabilty 3
    • Usefulness 4
    Invest in technology combined periodic inspection

    Surely organizations are looking forward to using this tool, especially sponsoring organizations. This tool, in my opinion, acts as a bridge between investors and startups. You should invest carefully in technical factors combined with regular testing to avoid errors in the tool when applied in practice.

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    Tu Nguyen
    May 31, 2024 | 8:56 AM

    Overall

    4

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 3
    • Desirabilty 3
    • Usefulness 4
    FundMatch

    I feel that they should share detailed information about each member. Team is a very important factor in evaluating the feasibility of a proposal. Additionally, they should also determine the start and end times of milestones.

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    Devbasrahtop
    May 20, 2024 | 12:34 AM

    Overall

    4

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 3
    • Desirabilty 4
    • Usefulness 5
    Matching Inventors with start-up company

    Overview 

    Finding companies with the right investors is a typical issue in the startup ecosystem, and this idea offers a convincing and creative answer. AI and game theory applied to this process optimization hold great promise for improving matchmaking efficiency and showcasing the real-world applications of blockchain technology. The crew seems well-qualified, and the goals are well-defined and attainable. Nevertheless, further information about the technological implementation and precise success indicators would improve the idea.

    Feasibility 

    The proposal is theoretically possible and aligns well with the capabilities of AI and blockchain technology. The use of multi-modal large language models (LLMs) to analyze diverse data points is a sophisticated approach that can potentially yield accurate and efficient matchmaking results. However, the feasibility could be further enhanced by providing more details on the specific AI models to be used, the data sources, and the integration process with existing systems.

    Viability

    Positive signs for the project's success include the team's significant competence in blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and the startup ecosystem. The first milestone's budget and schedule make sense. Yet, a more thorough risk assessment and mitigation strategy would be beneficial for the idea. Evidence of earlier, successful projects or prototypes in a related field would also boost confidence in the team's performance.

    Desirability 

    There is an obvious market demand for a more transparent and effective method of matching entrepreneurs with investors. This need is satisfactorily addressed by the suggested approach, and the use of cutting-edge AI techniques to improve matchmaking precision is a compelling feature. To further understand its unique selling propositions (USPs), the proposal should expand on how it sets itself apart from other products in the market.

    Usefulness 

    There is a significant chance that the project may expand the decentralized AI platform. It can draw a large user base and spur more innovation and collaborations by utilizing blockchain and AI technology to produce a useful service for investors and businesses. It is admirable that the ideation process placed so much emphasis on user feedback and practical usage, since this can result in ongoing platform enhancement and higher acceptance.

     

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    CLEMENT
    Jun 1, 2024 | 12:47 PM

    Overall

    4

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 4
    • Desirabilty 4
    • Usefulness 4
    Potential to impact the startup funding landscape

    As a startup founder myself, I wish a solution like this had existed earlier than now. It would have helped me and similar other start ups who are looking for funding to scale up their innovations. 

    I would also like to add that FundMatch presents a transformative approach to connecting startups with investors through the utilization of AI and game theory. Ibelieve this project has the potential to revolutionize the startup funding landscape by streamlining the matchmaking process and enhancing accuracy. 

    Moreover, I can also commend that FundMatch\'s use of advanced algorithms and data analysis techniques aligns with the ethos of the SNET AI Marketplace, which prioritizes the use of cutting-edge AI technologies for societal benefit. By facilitating efficient and accurate connections between startups and investors, FundMatch contributes to the growth and success of innovative ventures, ultimately driving economic development and fostering entrepreneurship within the marketplace ecosystem.

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    HieuTran
    Jun 1, 2024 | 10:17 AM

    Overall

    3

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 2
    • Desirabilty 4
    • Usefulness 3
    Connection between investors and startups.

    Feasibility

    According to the plan, having existing infrastructure resources, a complete database of startup and investor profiles, and an industry link network improves project feasibility. However, gathering real-world application data requires careful consideration of AI technology as well as user feedback sampling methods in order to deliver the best results for real-world applications. worldwide.


    Viability

    This proposal has the advantage of providing three milestones as well as a budget for implementation. The tasks and deliverables for the first two milestones are pretty clear. However, developing a complete proposal at the third milestone is unreasonable. The proposal should have a precise job description, and the deliverable should include information about which techniques or data will be used. This is regarded a premise for the proposal in the following phase. The proposal did not include a schedule for implementing the milestones, and we couldn't uncover any information regarding the project implementation team. These are detrimental when considering project success.

     

     Desirabilty

     

    Without a doubt, this concept reflects market demands and competitive advantages for companies and investors that may collaborate. This is a critical need in the future. A little caveat for this section is that the proposal to utilise the AI LLM solution necessitates the usage of a diverse data source in order to analyse the indicators indicated in the proposal.

    Usefulness


    As demonstrated, the project employs multimodal large language models (LLM) and level 1 AI development to assist the AI platform in gathering various data from entrepreneurs and investors. private. This is also seen as having the potential to diversify industry data and financial factors, as well as increase investment appetite in the startup sector.

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    Joseph Gastoni
    May 22, 2024 | 8:25 AM

    Overall

    3

    • Feasibility 3
    • Viability 3
    • Desirabilty 3
    • Usefulness 4
    platform using AI to match startups with investors

    This proposal outlines FundMatch, a platform that uses AI and game theory to match startups with investors on a decentralized AI platform. Here's a breakdown of its strengths and weaknesses:

    Feasibility:

    • Moderate: Matching algorithms and data analysis are feasible, but require robust AI development and access to high-quality startup and investor data.
      • Strengths: Leverages existing AI technology and data analysis tools.
      • Weaknesses: Developing effective matching algorithms, acquiring comprehensive data sets, and ensuring data security are challenges.

    Viability:

    • Moderate: Success depends on user adoption, competition from existing platforms, and a clear revenue model.
      • Strengths: The proposal offers a potentially valuable service for both startups and investors.
      • Weaknesses: The proposal lacks details on the competitive landscape, user acquisition strategy, and long-term sustainability.

    Desirability:

    • Moderate-High: For startups and investors seeking efficient and targeted connections, this could be highly desirable.
      • Strengths: The proposal offers a time-saving and potentially more effective way to find suitable partners.
      • Weaknesses: The proposal needs to address concerns about data privacy and the potential for bias in AI algorithms.

    Usefulness:

    • Moderate-High: The project has the potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of startup-investor matchmaking, but its impact depends on the accuracy of matching algorithms and user trust.
      • Strengths: The proposal offers a way to streamline the funding process and connect promising startups with relevant investors.
      • Weaknesses: The proposal lacks details on how the platform will measure the success of its matchmaking and the value it provides to users.

    Ideation Phase Considerations:

    • Data Acquisition: The ideation phase should focus on identifying reliable sources of data on startups, investors, and funding rounds.
    • AI Algorithm Development: Refine the AI algorithms for matching by focusing on user feedback and real-world data to improve accuracy and effectiveness.
    • Competitive Analysis: Research existing startup-investor matching platforms and identify unique value propositions for FundMatch.
    • Revenue Model Development: Develop a clear plan for how the platform will generate revenue and ensure its long-term sustainability.
    • User Acquisition Strategy: Define a strategy for attracting both startups and investors to the platform and building a critical user base.

    Overall, FundMatch has an interesting concept, but focus on:

    • Data acquisition and security: Ensuring access to high-quality data and implementing robust security measures to protect user information.
    • AI algorithm development and testing: Refining the AI algorithms through user feedback and testing to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of matchmaking.
    • Competitive advantage: Clearly defining FundMatch's unique value proposition compared to existing platforms.
    • Revenue model and sustainability: Developing a clear plan for how the platform will generate revenue and sustain itself in the long term.

Summary

Overall Community

3.9

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Feasibility

3.9

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Viability

3.3

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Desirabilty

3.7

from 7 reviews

Usefulness

4.1

from 7 reviews

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