How to Raise Your First Round of Capital

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https://www.33voices.com/ | 10 tips for raising capital from the founders of YPlan, SpoonRocket and Plated.

- Josh Hix, Plated https://www.33voices.com/interviews/turning-users-into-gourmet-chefs
- Anson Tsui and Steven Hsiao, SpoonRocket https://www.33voices.com/interviews/faster-than-fast-food-more-wholesome-than-whole-foods
- Rytis Vitkauskas, YPlan https://www.33voices.com/interviews/creating-tonights-going-out-app
- Rameet Chawla and Ryan Matzner, Fueled: https://www.33voices.com/interviews/creating-products-users-actually-care-about

INSIGHTS & INTERVIEW LINKS:

YPlan:
- Leverage LinkedIn. Research your connections’ relationships.
- Prioritize investors who have already expressed interest.
- Be brief - Start with a concise request for a call or meeting.

SpoonRocket:
- Partnerships aren’t made by pitching. Get to know people first.
- Remember the Silicon Valley mantra: “If you want money ask for advice.”
- Just because the time isn’t right doesn’t mean it won’t be in the future - Maintain the relationship.

Plated:
- Don’t get hung up on projections - Better or worse, you’ll be wrong either way
- Practice short term memory. Letting the no’s effect you can be a self fulfilling prophecy.
- It’s not all about the money. Consider the people you’re going into business with and how you envision the relationship evolving.
- Don’t be jaded by evaluations. Your goal is to build the best company possible.

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How to Raise Your First Round of Capital

  1. Powered by INSIGHTS FROM SUCCESSFUL FOUNDERS HOW TORAISE YOUR FIRST ROUND OF CAPITAL
  2. This presentation consists of insights from 33voices® interviews hosted by: @ChaseJennings Executive Producer @JennaAbdou Production Manager
  3. featured founders: ANSON TSUI & STEVEN HSIAO SPOONROCKET JOSH HIX PLATED RYTIS VITKAUSKAS YPLAN
  4. WATCH THE INTERVIEW | YPlan Leverage LinkedIn.Research your connections’ relationships.
  5. WATCH THE INTERVIEW | YPlan Prioritize investors who have already expressed interest.
  6. WATCH THE INTERVIEW | YPlan Be brief.Start with a concise request for a call or meeting.
  7. WATCH THE INTERVIEW | SpoonRocket Partnerships aren’t made by pitching. Get to know people first.
  8. WATCH THE INTERVIEW | SpoonRocket Remember the Silicon Valley mantra: “If you want money, ask for advice.”
  9. WATCH THE INTERVIEW | SpoonRocket Just because the time isn’t right doesn’t mean it won’t be in the future. Maintain the relationship.
  10. WATCH THE INTERVIEW | Plated Don’t get hung up on projections. Better or worse, you’ll be wrong either way
  11. WATCH THE INTERVIEW | Plated Practice short term memory. Letting the no’s effect you can be a self fulfilling prophecy.
  12. WATCH THE INTERVIEW | Plated It’s not all about the money.Consider the people you’re going into business with and how you envision the relationship evolving.
  13. WATCH THE INTERVIEW | Plated Don’t be jaded by evaluations. Your goal is to build the best company possible.
  14. what’s your best tip for raising capital? Tweet us at @33voices & we’ll include your insight in our weekly newsletter
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