Expert advice on securing your TECH STARTUP financing
Your Investor Readiness Score
Founder, here are your Investor Readiness Test Results
Watch the video below to learn how you can improve it
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For taking this small, but important step to climbing the ultimate mountain in your tech startup career.
Raising the capital you need to build your dream beyond the next six months is the ultimate business adventure. And you are doing what any good mountain climber would do. You are taking stock of your equipment, your supplies and your options so you can survive the danger zone. That means being truly focused and committed. It means assessing where you can cut costs to extend your runway longer term and thinking about obligations to third-party creditors. The worst thing you can do on your journey up a mountain is be ill-equipped or short on the supplies you need. Plan early, and you’ll be able to avoid a serious fall six months further up the hill. What does that mean? Well, as a tech startup, you probably know that it’s sometimes necessary to develop the product for a year or more before generating revenue. That means you (and your team) may need to bootstrap and/or work for less during the “pre-revenue” development stage – but in the end you’re going to need outside funding. With such a short runway, you’re going to need help with that.
So that’s exactly what I am going to do with you right now
Once we finish going over your answers, I will give you a complete rundown of how you can get up that mountain, and save time and precious resources doing it.
But first of all, let’s dive into your tech startup results
Founder, do you understand your Investment Options?
Raising outside capital for your business requires a deep understanding of the different types of capital available to you, from equity investments, to convertible debt, revenue backed notes, factoring, or plain old bank financing.
Now, let`s look at your situation.
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Getting Your Tech Startup Investment Ready
Raising money from outside investors requires you to have your ‘house in order’ legally and financially. From your organizational charter documents, to agreements among co-founders, employees, consultants, key stakeholders and outside funding sources.
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Getting Your Investment Offer Ready
To raise money, you have to have a compelling offer. Once you have your house in order, you can properly value and design an offer for investment in your company that will attract your ideal type of funding source.
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Your Fundraising Mindset
Raising money is like climbing a mountain. It takes a lot of time, effort, and careful maneuvering with the help of a trusted guide and advisor. You will spend countless hours looking for, meeting with, and trying to close investors on your offer.
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Now , you know exactly where you are on your founder’s journey up the mountain towards more funding and realizing your startup dreams.
Mountain climbing is exciting, but it requires good preparation, tools, expertise and judgment.
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