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3 steps to survive a VC funding downturn

3 steps to survive a VC funding downturn

When VC funding is drying up, tech founders should take 3 key steps to adapt and survive. First, assess your product against market changes. Second, review and optimize your capital expenditures. Third, explore alternative funding streams.

Posted by Zain Jaffer | January 14, 2024
Can you hire a pro to raise funds for your startup?

Can you hire a pro to raise funds for your startup?

Can you pay someone to raise funds for you? How much does it cost? Here's the truth about investment bankers, fundraising advisors, and what the best option is for first-time founders.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 22, 2023
Why investors don't give honest feedback

Why investors don't give honest feedback

Investor feedback is rarely valuable because it's rarely true. When they pass, most investors give a generic, well-rounded reason. "It's not you, it's me" kind of thing. But why is it that way?

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 12, 2023
How to value your startup

How to value your startup

This guide will answer your questions about startup valuation. Learn how to determine a valuation that makes sense for you and your future investors, including a step-by-step method and 16 valuation benchmarks.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 7, 2023
Why VCs won't sign your NDA

Why VCs won't sign your NDA

Should founders ask investors to sign a NDA before sharing their deck. The answer is no. Here are the 6 reasons why, and here's how you can actually protect your startup without a NDA.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | October 29, 2023
How to build a startup pitch deck

How to build a startup pitch deck

This playbook is my home-made, battle-tested process to prepare the structure, content, and design of a typical early-stage startup pitch deck. These 2 hours of prep work will save you 10x more time down the road, I promise.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | September 22, 2023

"You're not VC fundable!" What it really means.

"Your project sounds cool, but I'm not sure it's VC fundable". If you're raising funds, you may have heard those words. It is important to understand what VC fundability is, why it's important, and how you can become VC fundable.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | September 5, 2023
How to negotiate with VCs

How to negotiate with VCs

Here are some not-so-obvious insights about VCs, their incentives, their goals that will help you get better deals with the investors you choose to work with.

Posted by Steph Mui | July 11, 2023
How to pick the right fundraising advisor

How to pick the right fundraising advisor

Should you use an external advisor to help raise funds for your startup? In this post, I want to give you the playbook on working with a fundraising advisor: is it a good idea for you, how to pick the right one, and what you should expect?

Posted by Jonathan Hollis | June 25, 2023