Accelerators have ballooned, bifurcated, and consolidated. Angel investments have increased both in size and number, and the amount of operationally experienced early investors is unbelievable. Seed funds exist in all major cities across Europe, with new GPs in Berlin and London having raised about a billion Euros to invest in startups.
What does that mean for a founder? You can play with your options, and you can play a strategy along the financing life cycle.
I’m only focusing on fundraising, not operational execution (and that’s the hardest thing — the metrics mentioned below are tough to achieve). …