Congrats, you just closed a round!… Now what?

what to do after raising capital

Great. Thanks for reminding me of our problems. What can I do?

Here are a few ways you can take advantage of your momentum right now to address your problems.

But I really want to rest. Fundraising was so hard…

Yes, I hear you. But post-fundraise is one of the best times to put in a little work to make your next raise way easier.

  1. Manage by the numbers — improve your company’s ability to manage by the numbers. This means understanding how money goes in and out. This means knowing how your company is performing based on non-financial numbers (KPIs). And it means planning how the company operates based on all these numbers. Oh, and if you don’t know how to do this well..don’t pretend like you do. This is not the time to fake it until you make it. Raise your hand with your investors and ask for help.

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