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Founders may be discouraged in this environment, but they need to remember that they have "currency," too.
While the data show solo founders raise more funding, a holistic approach to understanding your gaps and how to fill them is imperative.
While not every fundraise is the same, founders can tap the experience of others who have been down this path to ensure their fundraising efforts are efficient and successful.
In 2020, investors became laser-focused on sections of the pitch deck that address monetization and business viability — signs that founders need to present better-defined businesses to succeed.
These predictions center around how we’ll fundraise post-pandemic, how the funding divide may widen for some, what fundraising activity could look like and sectors we think will fare well.
If the current level of interest represents the new normal for VCs, we expect it to only increase as we enter the fall.
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.
While VC interest took a dive in March, the last two weeks have shown unseasonably high interest.
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.
There are times when, no matter how hard you try, you’re just not going to be able to close a deal.
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.
Fundraising is the single most important thing you can do for your business, but I know very few founders who enjoy the process.
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.
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
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..
Here's how pitch decks are successfully bringing in funding today, according to DocSend.
Hint: investors want to know why you are the team to build your product now, and more data from DocSend.