Raising A Startup Round? The 5 Steps To Keeping Momentum And Actually Close Successfully

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The three core requirements for raising a strong round of financing: substance — vision and results, our put it another way team + traction + tech style — present those results in a meaningful way strategy — who and how you reach out and follow up By design this framework of my own creation has 3 Ss and 3 Ts. What this post will focus on is (iii) strategy, specifically one element that is often overlooked. Momentum in a round is critical to keeping excitement and is often the forcing function to close. Rounds that are open too long lead…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.