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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…

Ready to Make the Jump from Seed to Series A? Think About These 3 Things.

Raising a Seed round is an incredible accomplishment. For many startups, it’s also the start of a long journey. As more companies get funded at the Seed stage, the competition…

Has Startup Capital Really Become Harder to Get?

The Competition for Startup Capital When it comes to raising capital in 2018, the data seems to speak for itself: more venture money is going to fewer startups. According to…

5 Questions to Answer Before Your First Meeting With an Investor

“How should I prepare for an investor pitch?” This is a question we hear a lot, both from first-time entrepreneurs and from founders who have raised before. There is no…

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Series A Funding — What Investors Are Saying in 2018

2018 is shaping up to be a record-setting year for venture capital. Through the first 3 quarters there has been $84B of venture capital invested, and estimates suggest that number…

The Investor Due Diligence Checklist: How to Treat New VCs Like Business Partners

You can look at adding an investor to your company in one of two ways; simply a source of capital, or a partner to help you grow your business. As…

Our Favorite Posts for Sharing Documents, Decks, and Data While Fundraising

Throughout the fundraising process countless documents and data points are being shared. Different investors will have different preferences. Below, we share our favorite posts for sharing documents, decks, and data…

Our Favorite Posts for Successfully Pitching Potential Investors

Once you’ve determine you’re ready to raise capital and have targeted the right investors the pitching can start. You often get one shot at pitching someone so it is important…

How to Cold Email Investors: A Video by Michael Seibel of YC

The video below was originally published in this post on the Y Combinator blog.  Michael Seibel, CEO of Y Combinators, shares his thoughts on how to successfully cold email investors.…

Our Favorite Posts to Help You Find the Right Investors

The average VC + Founder relationship is 8-10 years. It is vital to make sure you are finding and connecting with the right investors. In order to help you find…

Our Favorite Blog Posts to Determine if You’re Ready to Raise Venture Capital

The decision to set out and raise venture capital is a big decision for a company and its founders. In order to help you determine if you should raise venture…