The #1 Mistake Founders Make When Raising Venture Capital

This talk goes beyond the typical Fundraising 101 advice and focuses on “Raising Predictable Capital.” It’s chock full of valuable information I believe every founder must be aware of, if he or she wants to avoid the pitfalls most founders make while trying to raise money. This specific presentation was recorded at the Pitchers and Pitches National Pitch Competition Finals, presented by Galvanize in San Francisco in 2016.

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