Throughout this month we have been exploring how startup fundraising is changing and why it will continue to change in 2018.
We start by talking about why you do not want to communicate with an investor when you have an idea, how to evaluate if the investment search makes sense for your business, and in the last episode why it does not matter how big your idea or business is that you're still going to receive many NOs.
After what might seem like endless verifications of reality, I've saved the best episode to the end: let's talk about what it will take to get your first check from an investor;)
Ooshma Garg and Danielle Morrill are back. Ooshma is the CEO and founder of Gobble (and Danielle is the CEO and founder of Mattermark (Both have recently become investment partners in XFactor Ventures (an investment firm that focuses on investing in founders and mixed teams).
In this episode you will learn:
– Some of the uncomfortable activities you will have to do will find that first investor
– How to approach the issue of the size of the check
– How to take advantage of that first check and attract additional investors who may have been on the fence
– What investors investing partners of XFactor Ventures look for and the types of startups in which they have already invested
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Video credits to Femgineer YouTube channel