5 Fundraising Mistakes Can Kill Your Startup’s Seed Round
First, some bad news: Early-stage funding is harder to come by than it used to be. The seed-funding market has collapsed, with seed deals dropping by nearly 50 percent by some estimates, since 2014. Venture capitalists are putting more money into later-stage deals, leaving early-stage startups scrambling to grab investors’ attention.
The good news is that founders can do that largely by avoiding the missteps many of their peers are making. The precondition, of course, is to build a great business first (that part’s up to you!), but if you can fend against these common mistakes startups make while raising early-stage capital, you’ll be far ahead of the pack–and better-funded, too.