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Demos aren’t as important as you think for your VC pitch

Before you start planning how you’ll demonstrate your product, you first need to consider whether you need a demo at all.

How to stretch your venture dollars

If you haven’t found traction with customers and aren’t generating revenue, you should be in fundraising mode already.

3 VCs weigh in on when to follow the hype cycle — and when to ignore it

It's OK for a founder to jump into an emerging hype cycle, but only if they have a genuine interest in that area that reaches back in time.

How to pitch me: 7 investors discuss what they’re looking for in September 2023

If you’d like to know what investors are looking for, how they want to be approached and what they’re most likely to ask, keep reading.

Not all companies need to be venture-scale

Companies often attempt to raise from VCs despite knowing they can’t possibly deliver venture-scale returns.

Here’s how we raised a Series B for our AI startup during a downturn

If AI is essential to your solution, you should be prepared to explain the measurable impact it has on your product offering.

Operational and finance tips for early-stage startups in a tough market

There is no question that this market is tough for tech startups. But even in tough markets, there are many survivors.

5 questions investors should be asking inception-stage generative AI founders

As we meet with many AI-native founders, here are the top five pieces of company-building advice we’re sharing with them.

Fund of funds are starting to play a different role for venture LPs

Fund of funds are designed to give funds access. Newer FoF strategies can help LPs get access to emerging managers.

Will software for CFOs create a bright spot in a battered fintech market?

The CFO stack has some investors quite excited, but the data so far describes a trend that may not be in these companies' favor.