Russ Heddleston

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by this contributor What Q2 fundraising data tells us about the rest of 2020 Q3 2020 is primed to be an intense shopping season for VCs

Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend

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What Q2 fundraising data tells us about the rest of 2020

If the current level of interest represents the new normal for VCs, we expect it to only increase as we enter the fall.

Q3 2020 is primed to be an intense shopping season for VCs

Founders are in a great position to fundraise right now. VCs are ready to deploy capital and are activity searching for businesses to invest in. Time to make the most of it.

The fundraising marketplace has stabilized. Or has it?

While VC interest took a dive in March, the last two weeks have shown unseasonably high interest.

What the last 2 months of fundraising tells us about the future

There is just as much capital ready to deploy, and just as much investor interest, as there was earlier this year, but founders are still adjusting to new market conditions.

When is it time to stop fundraising?

There are times when, no matter how hard you try, you’re just not going to be able to close a deal.

Now might be the perfect time to rethink your fundraising approach

While there has been a drop in interest so far, there is still a lot of activity and VCs seem to still be reading pitch decks.

What to expect when pitching European VCs

Fundraising is the single most important thing you can do for your business, but I know very few founders who enjoy the process.

First mover advantage: Does it matter in startup fundraising?

We know the world of startup funding is competitive. I’ve analyzed how founders can optimize their pitch decks and the best times of year for fundraising to get the most attention from investors.

Data says there are only two seasons for fundraising and one secret window

One of the top things that keeps a startup CEO up at night is the worry of running out of money. As a second-time founder, I consider raising money and keeping my startup sufficiently funded a primary

When is the right time to pitch VCs for funding?

 A compelling pitch deck that quickly and clearly presents your startup as an exceptional investment opportunity is a clear edge when raising a round. But could fundraising be more effective if you..

Data tells us that investors love a good story

Here's how pitch decks are successfully bringing in funding today, according to DocSend.

Pitching your product will kill your fundraising

Hint: investors want to know why you are the team to build your product now, and more data from DocSend.