Capital Pursuit

Be a Minimalist

When it comes to raising capital, “less is more” during an introductory meeting, at least in my experience. Be wary of overwhelming a potential investor with a hoard of detailed information about your work. Those carefully-crafted, data-heavy tables may be better…
Capital Pursuit

Find That Elusive Anchor Investor

Securing a pledge from the first backer is the highest hurdle, in part because founders are often upended by rejection. Yet there are a few points on which you can focus to find that elusive anchor investor. One choice is to ensure that you have identified the right sort of…
Capital Pursuit

You Control the Fundraising Process

Due diligence means something different to everyone. One certain point is that it seldom amounts to handing over a pile of paperwork, although that is often where the process starts. Just remember that the paperwork should be well-organized and flawlessly presented. You…