It's my understanding that most investors are looking for tech companies with patentable technology. Is it possible to raise money for simple eCommerce platforms / marketplaces?
I built an MVP and then decided to quit my job and launch the product during quarantine–it seemed timely as the suppliers of the marketplace I was targeting were adversely affected by the lockdown. I was able to get some sales (demonstrating market validation), and am now now working on repeating the process, however it is moving considerably more slowly than I anticipated. Note: I'm a one-man team, with a couple of guys (one engineer) and one friend who I contract a tiny amount of work out to. I'm also an engineer.
I'm wondering if it's even worth my time to attempt to fundraise or if I should return to work and continue to bootstrap.