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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

How to 'Hack Your Funding' by Naval Ravikant of AngelList

Naval Ravikant of AngelList spoke to a sold out group at yesterday's Hackers & Founders event held on the Microsoft campus in Mountain View, CA.

If you're just starting to seek your first round of funding, Naval's talk is the best place to begin.  You can also read my fundraising manifesto of how we raised $1MM for our company in 14 weeks (and how you can do it in less time than it took us).

In the video below, Naval discussed:

Here's the video of the event:

Naval Ravikant of AngelList spoke to a sold out group at yesterday's Hackers & Founders event held on the Microsoft campus in Mountain View, CA. If you're just starting to seek your first round of funding, Naval's talk is the best place to begin.  You can also read my fundraising manifesto of how we raised $1MM for our company in 14 weeks (and how you can do it in less time than it took us). In the video below, Naval discussed: How the funding landscape has changed, and what it means for you Whether or not we're in another "bubble" What's most important -- and what's not important-- when you're seeking funding How AngelList works and how to take advantage of it Here's the video of the event:

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