#HACKING Your Seed Round - Silicon Valley Edition

We caught up with Nathan Beckford, Founder of Foundersuite, in Silicon Valley. He had this awesome presentation on Hacks for Fundraising in Silicon Valley and there are some super helpful tips that we'd like to share. He was kind enough to provide us with the deck, so please check it out below. Here are our favorite takeaways: 

  1. MAP your contacts with Linked In! Use every resource you have to tap into your network
     
  2. Start the conversation: Make it EASY for investors/angels. People are busy! The busier they are the better they probably are so make their lives easy by creating a SIMPLE, CLEAR, and EASY to follow email and ASK them for exactly what you are looking for. The key is to be as straight forward as possible. 
     
  3. GET AN INTRO- try to find someone who knows someone who knows someone that knows the person you want to get introduced to. If you can't find anyone, you aren't trying hard enough

If you have any questions, please reach out to us! We're happy to help!