Guide - How to Choose the Best Funding Path for Your Startup

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How to Choose the Best Funding Path for Your Startup

Raising capital? Figure out the right strategy for your business.

Most entrepreneurs see venture capital as the holy grail of funding solutions, but fewer than 1% of U.S. startups ever raise a VC round. There are other options, and some of them might make better sense for your business. The funding method you choose today will shape the trajectory of your business for the rest of its life—and ultimately determine how much value you can extract in the long term.

In this guide, you will learn:

  • How to match your business growth trajectory to a funding method that makes sense
  • What the trade-offs, risks, and pay-offs are for different equity and debt financing options
  • Which questions to ask when figuring out the right funding strategy for your business

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Guide - Raising Capital for Tech Startups

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Raising Capital for Tech Startups

5 keys to unlocking the deal you want

You already know how to achieve the next big growth milestone for your tech company, but do you know how to land the funding deal you want?

Fundraising before you are completely ready will slow you down, add costs, and, in some cases, damage your reputation. But if you know the five keys to building a successful fundraising strategy, you’ll greatly improve your ability to raise the capital you need.

This guide explains the most important components of a successful fundraising strategy and how to prepare.

Download this guide to learn about:

  • The importance of understanding your options
  • The metrics most important to investors
  • Creating sound financial projections
  • The documents investors require
  • Telling an irresistible story

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