Sharmi, chin up its a process that literally sucks. I did this and will never do it again.
Second time we went 100% bootstrap and controlled yet far slower growth.
Investors can be good or bad and a bad one can do a lot of damage. Good ones are worth their weight.
Company values matter and my advice to anyone going through this process is do not compromise your values for anyone. What seems like a minor compromise will turn into something far bigger down the road.
Ideally you were successful, I’ll love to hear how you made out.