Tested tactics from my work with other founders.
Learn about other founder's experiences before committing to a fund
Funding viability and building an investor pipeline.
This is the 21th weekly post from Texts with Founders — tested tactics for early-stage startups. This is a special issue to coincide with ODF19. We’ll be back next week with scheduled programming. 30 additional ideas to wrap up ODF19 We just wrapped 19th cohort of
On co-founders, fundraising, being disrupted, and more.
Part 1: Successfully fundraise in 2-3 months
Overcoming the credibility gap
Use them to attract and repel.
Create the headspace to help others.
Dealing with investors that drag out the process
Make it easy for connectors to facilitate introductions
+ Counterintuitive fundraising strategies
Give early investors a "buy-it-now" price
And how to win over customers and investors
Are they a lousy deal or free money?
Keep investors close and yourself on track
Forget minimum amounts and optimize for quality people
Navigate external pressure focused on vanity metrics
And some investors will never understand.
Where it can help and where it can backfire.
Avoid a drawn-out process and optimize for the best investors.