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Fundraising Cribsheet: Guide To The Fundraising Manifesto

In 2010 I started writing a series of blogs titled "Fundraising Cribsheet" describing our experience raising a $1MM round for AppMakr.com.

My goal has been to allow other entrepreneurs to raise money more efficiently than the 14 weeks it took us.  Brendan Baker, an MBA student at Oxford University, has added a deep layer of analysis to this experience by doing his thesis on our fundraising experience.  Brendan's initial work is outlined in this blog post, with much more analysis here.

Here is my guide to this manifesto on fundraising, so you can consume the information in the chunks most relevant to you:

  In 2010 I started writing a series of blogs titled "Fundraising Cribsheet" describing our experience raising a $1MM round for AppMakr.com. My goal has been to allow other entrepreneurs to raise money more efficiently than the 14 weeks it took us.  Brendan Baker, an MBA student at Oxford University, has added a deep layer of analysis to this experience by doing his thesis on our fundraising experience.  Brendan's initial work is outlined in this blog post, with much more analysis here. Here is my guide to this manifesto on fundraising, so you can consume the information in the chunks most relevant to you: Daniel's "Rule Of 10" Angel Intros + $1MM Raise Infographic with Brendan Baker. Cliff Notes on Raising Your First $1 Million Through AngelList' Keynote + Panel Interview with Naval Ravikant, co-founder of AngelList, an angel fundraising vehicle I highly recommend Interview with George Zachary, a partner at Charles River Ventures, on how to approach and pitch Venture Capitalists Interview with Stephen DeBerry, a partner at Kapor Capital, on recommended deal structures and more Interview with Shai Goldman, a director at Silicon Valley Bank A panel hosted by Shai discussing the differences in raising angel vs. Series A funding A blog showing visually how 8.47% of the potential investors I spoke to ended up funding us How to 'Hack Your Funding' by Naval Ravikant of AngelList Other good resources include: VC Panel at the Digital Media Conference Fundraising Panel at TechCocktail's Startup Mixology Event Don Rainey talks about investing in LivingSocial

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If you read my last post, you may or may not have found the contents of it interesting. Or not. Regardless, what you may have noticed was that it was not very well written. Better than how most $2/hr writers write, but for a professional copywriter, not so much. I don't charge for my writing by the hour (because that's mostly just dumb), but if I did it would probably be closer to $1,000/hr.

The reason why... is because I'm not honing my chops as frequently right now. Or I haven't been in recent weeks. If you want to be a great writer... WRITE EVERY DAY. No way around that. Muscles atrophy. So does your writing muscles.

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