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📖 From This Week's Capital Raising Master Class (2 min read)

This week I hosted a 90 minute session for my mentees on capital raising. We discussed the key decis
📖 From This Week's Capital Raising Master Class (2 min read)
By Phil Hayes-St Clair • Issue #103 • View online
This week I hosted a 90 minute session for my mentees on capital raising.
We discussed the key decisions that founders need to make when raising capital and how to identify and engage with the right investors for their venture.
We also worked through topics including:
  • Bootstrapping vs funding: when is the right time to “switch”?
  • Stages of funding
  • Planning ahead - how many rounds is too many and should future rounds be planned/considered?
  • The ideal runway that new capital should provide a venture
  • How side-hustles, part-time jobs and second accelerators are perceived by investors
We covered a lot of ground and today the audio that includes FAQs will be released on the Founder To Founder Podcast. In the meantime, the resources I referred to during the session are listed below.
The feedback I received from the session was positive and I hope it helps you too.
Have a great week ahead!
- Phil

Capital Raising Master Class
Here are the resources from my capital raising master class on 20 March 2019.
The audio from this Master Class will be available on Founder To Founder, wherever you listen to podcasts. It will be episode 90.
Start here…
  • 11 Things You Don’t Know About Fundraising The First Time Around – Post
  • What Do You Look For In An Investment – Post (Andrew Chen)
  • How Do I Raise Money For My Startup – Post
  • Investor Selection Planning & Criteria – Google Sheet
…then continue here
  • How Founders Should Think About Money – Post
  • How To Prepare For Investor Meetings – Post
  • Be Wary Of The 18-Month Runway – Post
  • How To Prepare For Investor Meetings – Post
  • Press Releases About Financings Are Lightening Rods For Startups – Post
  • 30 Legendary Startup Pitch Decks & What You Can Learn From Them – Post
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