The Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising Part 4: The Biggest Fundraising Mistakes Startups Make

The Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising
Part 1: Understanding Investors 101: The Pros and Cons of Angel Investors, VCs, Syndicates and Venture Debt
Part 2: The Memorable Elevator Pitch that VCs Can’t Ignore
Part 3: The Killer Startup Pitch Deck VCs Can’t Ignore!
Part 4: The 13 Biggest Fundraising Mistakes Startups Make
Part 5: Structure Your Fundraise to Close Your Round Faster

The 13 Terrible Fundraising Mistakes Startups Make

1. Fundraising too soon

2. Starting fundraising too late

3. Not raising enough money

4. Raising too much money

5. Optimizing for valuation

6. Not optimizing for smart money investors

7. Taking money from the wrong investors

8. Fundraising for a business that’s not venture scaleable

9. Fundraising on bad terms (not just valuation)

10. Overpromising or outright lying

11. Not sending investors updates

12. Not following up with investors

13. Not practicing your pitch or having automatic answers to investor questions

Closing Thoughts on Fundraising

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising

Part 1: Understanding Investors 101: The Pros and Cons of Angel Investors, VCs, Syndicates and Venture Debt
Part 2: The Memorable Elevator Pitch that VCs Can’t Ignore
Part 3: The Killer Startup Pitch Deck VCs Can’t Ignore!
Part 4: The 13 Biggest Fundraising Mistakes Startups Make
Part 5: Structure Your Fundraise to Close Your Round Faster

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