A (free) email course on fundraising for your startup.
I hate to break it to you: raising money for your startup is always hard.
It’s even harder when you’re not surrounded by hoards of angel investors that are dying to dump money into anything with a hot domain name.
The reality, however, is that raising your first round is hard in the short term but it’ll be the easiest money you ever raise in the long term.
For the last decade, I’ve listened to thousands of pitches and invested in hundreds of startups all around the world. These days, I’m driving around in a custom Airstream travel trailer and spending a week at a time in various North American cities doing even more of the same thing.
Here’s the thing: I hate to see smart entrepreneurs making rookie mistakes when meeting investors.
These days, I’m making it a point to write down all the things I’ve shared with founders during my travels. (No, I’m not that noble or nice… I’m just tired of saying the same damn thing over and over.)
Over the next few days, I’m going to hit you with one email a day. No more, no less.
In each email, I’m going to give you insights on pitch decks, investor meetings and everything else you need to know if you plan to raise money for your startup.
Sign up now.
If you’re looking to get a
quickstart braindump, here’s some of my best stuff on raising money for your startup:
- There are only 2 stages to any company
- How to avoid screwing up your first meeting
- Cold emails: one change that gets 200% better conversions
- Overcoming the odds: How to get into the best accelerators
- Shark Tank is not real life
- The real risk
- The hardest part of investing everywhere else
- Control your narrative
- Everyone else isn’t dumb
- Naming your round is a bad idea
- How to raise money (from me) in 2017
- How to take advantage of investor meetings
- How professional investors make decisions.
- Fundraising don’ts.
- Skip the local investors (first).
- Stop chasing money, it just makes you look desperate.
- The four numbers you need to have handy if you *ever* want to raise money.
- What ‘power’ means today.
- Early stage investing is emotional.
- Why investors outside your hometown don’t take your calls.
- No one funds ideas anymore.
- Founders should look at more deals.
- The problem isn’t local investors, it’s you.
- It’s the same everywhere.
- Tactical Tips for Taking Advantage of Demo Days or Any Other Investor Hotspots
- Rocking Out Your AngelList Profile
If you’re looking for more recent and even more tactical tips for raising money for your company, sign up for the free email course: