Don't take no for an answer. If you believe in your app, then ask for investors. Start small and you can ask for more later.
Spend as much time as it takes to come up with answering this question..Why would I buy your product or service? This will give you your USP. From there you will develop your drive, your, passion, and your marketing voice. From this you will develop unstoppable perseverance for success.
Best of Luck,
From the Trenches to the Towers Marketing
I will be glad to help as my time permits.
Not to be abrasive here, but shouldn't you know that as Co-Founder of a republican fund raising platform? I doubt it though, the term you are looking for is "Lobbyists" for that the answer is - of course that's the point of lobbying. :)
Venture Capitalists deal with capitalistic opportunities, often with other investor's moneys for percent equity stake. I doubt you can claim % ownership of a republican person...