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Our Startup Fundraising Guide

Our ultimate guide to help founders and startups raise venture capital. We will cover the history of venture capital, the investor thought process, finding and pitching investors, sharing data and…

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How to Find Angel Investors for Your Startup

Generally we discuss what it takes to raise venture capital on the Founders Forward blog. However, there are a number of other types of investors and capital. All of which…

Icarus: The New Unicorn?

In the “startup world” it is no secret that signaling matters. With opaque benchmarks, it can be difficult for a startup to determine how they stack-up relative to their peers.…

Q3 2019 Pro Rata Newsletter Funding Data

Dan Primack is a prolific journalist who has covered the venture capital & private equity space for years. He currently produces the Pro Rata Newsletter at Axios. It’s a daily newsletter…

First Meeting with a Potential Investor? Ask These 5 Questions

As a founder, landing your first meeting with an investor is an exciting experience. You’ve got your deck together and a talk track ready to go. You’re ready to walk…

How Employees Think About a Fundraise

As a founder, the day-to-day can often feel like a juggling act. Constantly, trying to optimize time between building a product, growing revenue, attracting capital, and delighting employees. At the…

Understanding Power Law Curves to Better Your Chances of Raising Venture Capital

The ideas below are largely based off of Scott Kupor’s new book, Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It. We highly recommend giving it a…

3 Key Takeaways from our Series A Webinar

Last week, we hosted a webinar on how to raise a Series A. In it, I and Zylo CEO & Co-Founder Eric Christopher shared tactics and advice on how to…

The 100th Edition of the Founders Forward: We’re here for you.

100 editions ago, we created the Founders Forward to give founders an advantage as they do the difficult work of growing their companies. We set out to be a go-to…

Navigating Your Series A Term Sheet

You’ve just gotten through an exhausting fundraise, congratulations are in order, and now you have an unsigned Series A term sheet in your hand. What’s next? It’s often assumed that…

4 Key Slides That Can Make or Break Your Pitch Deck

It’s never been easier to get started on the pitch deck for your startup. There is no shortage of pitch deck examples online, and pitch deck best practices are ubiquitous…