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Secure the Bag: The New Rules of Raising Venture Capital

How should I run my fundraise process? (Part 3 of 4)

Soil — Seed — Series A — Growth Stage

Statements that are filled with facts and show momentum will indicate you’re serious, create a sense of urgency and get you to a yes or no faster.

Sample investor target list from one of my companies. Names and some notes redacted for confidentiality.

Do your homework to find out which investors are looking to invest in businesses like yours.

A VC’s “thought leadership” content may give you some clues, but most people aren’t as self-aware as you’d like. You’ll get the most valuable information from backchannel references.

Every investor on your list should be a target investor for this round.

Example of a great investor blurb

Now you’re ready for the final stage of the fundraising process: The pitch and follow-through. It can be a nerve-wracking experience, but in my next piece, I’ll coach you through it so you feel more confident in your approach.



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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.