Writing a Cold Email Template for Venture Capital Investors

Writing a Cold Email Template for Venture Capital Investors

Tl;dr: You need to raise money and know you should have warm intros but you have no network. Now you need to reach out to investors cold. Your chances of getting a response are low, but you can improve them if you write your email properly. In this blog we go through the ins and outs of writing a cold …

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25 startups that raised without a product

Tl;dr: 25startups that raised without a product (Some without a pitch deck!). Yes it is possible. It’s just not likely. I’m a top writer on Quora. That means I see a lot of questions. One that keeps getting asked is “how can I start or raise investment without a product?” Now, I hate this question. The simple answer is YOU …

What does send me the deck mean?

Send me the deck. Share the deck with me. Your potential investors just asked you this. What is the investor talking about? This is super duper simple. Don’t worry, there is no such thing as a dumb question. What is a pitch deck? A deck is short for ‘pitch deck.’ A pitch deck is a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation (Ideally converted …

What’s your startup valuation is the wrong question (Here’s how it really works)

TL;DR: Learn how to value a startup. Multiples don’t apply. You need to think about how much you want to raise and get diluted. You are raising for your startup and have investors interested (or pretending to be). You hear this all the time “what’s your startup valuation.” That’s a sneaky question. The investor either: Wants you to low-ball yourself so …