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

Published October 22, 2018

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 capital we’ve laid out our favorite blog posts below.

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

When is the Right Time to Approach a VC? — Elizabeth Yin

Elizebeth Yin, Founder of The Hustle Fund, shares how founders should determine if they are ready to start a venture capital fundraise. Having a strong direction, positive momentum, and clear milestones are a good indicator that a founder is ready to start a fundraise.


How to Know if You Should Try to Raise Venture Capital — Sergei Revzin

Sergei Revzin, Professor at NYU, shares a set of questions to help founders determine if venture capital is right for their business.


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

On the Founders Forward Blog, we share 3 things to consider if you’re contemplating raising a Series A round. Having a solid financial plan, an experienced team, and strong investor relations will all be vital to showing potential investors you have what it takes to get to the next level.


We Spent $3.3M Buying Out Investors: Why We Did It — Joel Gascoigne

Joel Gascoigne, Founder of Buffer, discusses how and why Buffer decided to buy out his venture investors. Learn from Joel’s experience to help understand if raising venture capital is the right decision for your company.


Debt vs. Equity Financing 

On the Founders Forward Blog, we share how debt financing can be used as an alternative to venture capital. For companies that are not growing at the hyper speeds that venture capitalists look for, debt financing can often be a great option.


Why we Choose Profit — Jason Fried

Jason Fried, CEO and Founder of Basecamp, explains why Basecamp has passed on venture capital and bootstrapped their business. By focusing on profitability Basecamp has been able to control their own destiny.




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