Sitting in a coffee shop before the event, someone was talking about how difficult it is to raise money from angel investors. How do you find angels? How do you know who is likely to invest? And how do you keep track of who you are raising from?
What it does
Violet Hill is an automated way to find and reach out to potential investors. Violet Hill scraped a variety of data sources to find random people, estimate their wealth (ability to invest) and relation with the industry you are in. With a click of a button, Violet Hill can then reach out to those people and keep track of all responses you receive.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Scraping a lot of websites is super hard––namely because they don't exactly want you to do it. Scraping WhitePages and LinkedIn in particular was not a pleasant experience, but it ended up working out.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We got a lot of data for 36 hours. Definitely still more to go though.
What's next for Violet Hill
Data is everything. We need to get more people and more variables about people.