Starting up is really hard.
By the time you find yourself with an investor, you feel a bit more seasoned to nail the pitch and leave with positive results. However, there are no guarantees and raising capital is nearly impossible, especially for underrepresented founders.
Fundraising is a mode that requires constant attention and a whole lot of grit. With preparation, founders can achieve greater results and leverage every investor interaction as an opportunity to build the business.
Here are a few of my initial reflections from Mastering the VC Game by Jeffrey Bussgang.