Reading List: Startup Fundraising

A curated list of our favorite content for attracting investment and navigating your way through the fundraising process.

From the Visible Foreword:

  • The State of Entrepreneurship - In a sit down with Co-Founder Magazine, Steve Blank shares his take on the current environment for startups and early stage companies.
  • Time and Money Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures analyzes the value of time when evaluating potential companies and investment.
  • Pitch Deck Alternatives Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures makes the case for three creative alternatives to a standard pitch deck.

The Archives:

  • LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman shares the company's Series B pitch deck and adds context to what it took for the company to pull off a successful pitch.
  • Knowing what questions you might be asked by potential investors during a pitch can help frame your story. Here are 7 questions every company should be prepared to answer according to Tomasz Tunguz.
  • In an interview with Intercom's John Collins, Mamoon Hamid of SocialCapital goes into his firm's investment thesis and talks about what they looks for in company's they back.
  • Jason Lemkin on why to treat fundraising like a sales process and the importance of doing it 52 weeks per year.