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The best time to raise capital for a startup is when you have a clear idea of what you want to do and a clear idea of how much money you need to get to a milestone that will set a higher value for your company. In general its better to bootstrap and do friends and family as long as you can, becau...

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Hi, I'm happy to assist, but I would need to know exactly what you need help with. Do you need help preparing your pitch deck (investor presentation)? Preparing the talk with investors? Preparing your one pager? Emailing them? Finding them? Let me know and I'll try help. Good luck I've success...

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Hi: Congrats on getting the ball rolling with your business — and generating some interest from potential customers and investors. As to your question, when a potential investor asks about your cap, they’re referring to the valuation cap you’re setting on your convertible debt issue. That would...

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You didn't provide much information about your startup. This I think is critical to properly answer this question. Be analytical however. Put yourself in the investors position and determine with each investor if they would entertain that idea, as you put it. If not, don't risk losing their inves...

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Felicidadeds on raising $50k so far! Before you pitch to VCs, it's important to perfect your presentation with a clear ask, a compelling story and a unique value proposition. I'll bet each VC in Silicon Valley has heard from 20 people this week claiming to have a product that will "revolutioniz...

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It's very difficult. I would start with angels -- I think traditional VCs will not do it at all due to financial regulations and lack of physical presence. Try AngelList. Try for 500s or other groups which specifically like to invest outside of America.

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As someone who is deeply involved with startup studios, here are a few hints. 1. First, calculate your optimal scale of operations. In our startup studio this was about 12-15 people core team + dedicated ceo-s for each startup experiment 2. Raise funds for the studio, for at least 12-18 months. Y...

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Unless you are a founder with prior successes that are notable or relevant to your new startup, the answer is a clear no.

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It's not that Canadian VC's are risk adverse as much as they are not well positioned to invest at the seed stage where risk is highest. Canadian VC's used to enjoy a supply/demand imbalance where they could rely on being able to have a high chance to participate in a great Canadian company's rou...

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Agree with Chris (Above). Here's my 1-2-3. 1. A warm intro is brilliant - especially from a company they funded before OR missed out on that did darn well. 2. Keep answers short, but loaded to enlist questioning from them. This creates a discussion rather than a bombardment. Ask them questions...

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