We are raising our first round of external investment into our business which means we are talking to an awesome number of people and getting feedback on our product, roadmap, prototype, and pitch decks. It has been an incredible experience, connecting with some of the smartest people in the world, and having the pleasure to see glimpses of the futures they imagine and how our product fits into it. Even with that being true, I‘d really appreciate your help.What I haven’t done, is lean on my network to receive suggestions, recommendations or introductions to people we should be talking to.That’s what I’m asking for now.In retrospect, it seems a mistake to have not turned to the intelligence of the network sooner. Entwined within the collective is an accumulation of knowledge that any individual could never overcome. There is an almost limitless number of connections and relationships which can become a gateway to tremendous progress and innovation. The greatest force multiplier I have ever experienced has come from introductions. Can you make one?If you want to know more about the platform before you’d feel comfortable making any recommendation or introduction I would be delighted to share our deck and prototype with your — just email firstname.lastname@example.orgWe built the product for our own internal use and initially had no intention of releasing it to anyone else. I mentioned it to a few founders and every single one suffered/are suffering through this and saw our application as a massive pain killer. From there I pushed out into the market and got feedback from some of the leading proponents in the space to identical results.My ask is simple:Who is the investor you would recommend to any startup founder or reach out to first if you were developing a new company yourself?Who proved to be the greatest force multiplier in terms of effort, expertise, introductions, and skill that your startup couldn’t have lived without?Feel free to @ them in the comments here or email me directlyThank youWho’s the Best Seed Investor on the Planet? was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.