I need to start fund raising so I can hire developers to finish completion of my product and start selling it and actually making some money.
At the moment I have a presentation and a partly functioning prototype I can demonstrate, but I can't really go further by myself.
I don't have family or friends I can ask, and as I have always worked for myself don't have co-workers I can partner with. There is absolutely no one in my personal circle I can ask to contribute in any way.
I was looking at Angels and VCs and such, however they all seem to want to invest only in existing companies. Most of them don't even have a means to setup a meeting or give a demonstration.
If Angels and VCs are out....what else can I do? Should I start advertising? How can I get people to actually give me money so I can bring my project to fruition?