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9 strategies that will help you overcome your fear of fundraising

Don’t let fear disempower you and delay your raise: It is the path to death for your startup.

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We need to unlearn the lessons of the 2021 fundraising bubble

Capital has been abundant in the past few years, which fostered a tendency to underprepare for fundraising. Shortcuts are no longer a good idea.

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What’s the right order for the slides in your pitch deck?

Using a pitch deck template as-is works for some, but for others, it gives you a story that doesn't flow, at best, or doesn't work, at...

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Your investor has an investment thesis. Here’s why you should care

A lot of the time, it doesn't matter how good your company is. What matters is whether it matches up with your investor's investment thesis.

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How to make a teaser trailer for your startup pitch

A well-crafted teaser trailer is the perfect first step toward developing a positive relationship.

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The lightning-fast Series A (that was 3 years in the making)

It took Christine Tao, founder of Sounding Board, just over three years to recognize the value of executive coaching and get her company to a Series...

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The pre-pitch: 7 ways to build relationships with VCs

Building relationships with potential investors requires you to think less like a founder and more like a marketer — much of the legwork comes long...

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How to start a company in 4 days

The logistics of setting up a startup should be simple, because over the long run, complicated equity setups and cap tables cost more money in legal...

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