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Secure the Bag: The New Rules of Raising Venture Capital

Am I ready? And how much money should we raise? (Part 2 of 4)

Soil — Seed — Series A — Growth Stage

Raising venture capital tends to be binary: It’s either really, really easy or really, really hard.

Even before you achieve product-market fit, invest some time to build your network and establish relationships with other founders and investors. When you’re ready, you can hit “play” and kick off your process.

You’re ready for VC if your user and revenue #s look like this.

Just when things start to work and you begin to feel momentum, VCs will come knocking on your door.

If you’re hitting the right milestones and you’re ready to raise, you’ll want to read my next post where I’ll walk you through a step-by-step guide to running your fundraise process in Part 3 of 4: Operationalize your process.

My talk on Raising Venture Capital: Think Like a VC to Successfully Raise for your Startup



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Ha Nguyen

Ha is currently a Partner at Spero Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing in the things that make life worth living.