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How To: Simple Startup Deal Flow Management for solo GPs, Micro VCs and Angels

How To: Simple Startup Deal Flow Management for solo GPs, Micro VCs and Angels

18 Apr 2024

Effective deal flow management is the lifeblood of success for angel investors and micro venture capitalists (VCs). It's the process that ensures you're investing your time and resources in the right opportunities. In this article, we'll delve into some crucial do's and don'ts for managing deal flow, and introduce you to a game-changing tool designed specifically for angels, small VCs, and solo GPs.


  1. Maintain a Centralized Database: It's essential to have a centralized system for tracking and managing your deal flow. This enables you to easily access and evaluate potential investment opportunities.

  2. Detailed Startup Information: Capture and organize comprehensive information about each startup. FundMate, a Notion template, provides a user-friendly platform to input and track all essential parameters, from financials to team dynamics.

  3. Visualize Your Funnel: A clear visual representation of your deal flow funnel helps you understand where potential investments are in your pipeline. FundMate's Discovery Funnel feature provides an intuitive breakdown of stages and key parameters.

  4. Stay Organized with Loop Backs: Ensuring that you follow up and maintain communication with founders is crucial. The Loop Back Calendar in FundMate helps you stay on top of meetings and catch-up calls.

  5. Efficient Portfolio Management: As investments evolve, it's vital to manage and track their progress.


  1. Rely on Disparate Systems: Using multiple tools and spreadsheets can lead to confusion and inefficiencies. It's best to have one centralized platform that streamlines your entire deal flow process.

  2. Neglect Network Building: Building and nurturing a network of founders and fellow investors is vital for sourcing high-quality deals. FundMate also offers a feature to manage your Deal & Founder Networks databases.

  3. Overcomplicate Processes: Especially for angels and small VCs, simplicity is key. Avoid overly complex systems that can be time-consuming and counterproductive. FundMate is intentionally designed to be user-friendly and intuitive.

Tools at Your Disposal

In addition to effective deal flow management practices, having the right tools can significantly enhance the efficiency of venture capitalists and angel investors. Several specialized Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms are tailored to meet the unique needs of investors. Options like Affinity, eFront, and ProSeeder offer comprehensive solutions for tracking interactions, managing portfolios, and optimizing investment decisions.

While there are various tools available for deal flow management, for angels, small VCs, and solo GPs, I found that simplicity is often paramount - that is why I developed FundMate; which is uniquely designed to meet these specific needs, ensuring your investment process is streamlined and effective.

Why Fundmate?

FundMate is a Notion template tailored for angels, solo GPs, and micro VCs. It's born out of years of experience managing deal flow for a 5 million USD micro VC, with a focus on simplicity and affordability.

With FundMate, you can bid farewell to complex and confusing investment management systems. It provides a straightforward solution to manage and optimize your deal flow and portfolio. Say hello to a more efficient and organized investment process.

Unlock the power of effortless micro VC deal flow management with FundMate. Download the template here. Invest your time where it matters most - in nurturing promising startups.