[Project_owners] How would you fund a new project?

Shane M. Coughlan shane at shaneland.co.uk
Thu Jan 19 18:31:51 EST 2006


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HJ wrote:
> I am working on a new, still, secret project and was wondering how I
> could attract investors and media attention. Anyone of you ever worked
> on something like this?
> I know that the Mozilla Foundation or now the Mozilla Corporation,
> receives money for thinks like Google searches, so has anyone ever
> though of doing the same for his/her project?

To get to a production quality level usually takes years and substantial
investment.  However, if you have a serious plan with a clear roadmap,
you simply need to document that.  Investors may or may not pick up on
it, based on the real merits of the idea.  Where are you based?  The
USA?  There investors are mainly interested in the intellectual
property, so expect to have to sign that over.

Media relations are complex.  You need to analyze your product carefully
and find its unique selling point.  Then you need to address a way of
selling that point to the media and therefore the public.

For example, all of this has taken Mozilla five years.

Shane

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