Nail Your Seed Round

Several years ago I started teaching a class on raising seed capital at General Assembly and Skillshare.   I initially created the class because friends and founders were coming to me for fundraising advice and I was answering generally the same questions over and over.  

A few months ago, I realized the initial slideshare that I used for dozens of classes was good as long as there was a voiceover but not great as a standalone guide. I decided to speak with a handful of my students and founders to see what they would want in a v2 fundraising resource.  

After many conversations and too many nights and weekends in Powerpoint, I’m excited to share with you the next version of my guide to raising seed capital. 

https://www.slideshare.net/schlaf/raising-a-seed-round

In this slideshare, I answer the follow questions in an easy to digest format:  

  • What is seed capital?

  • Why should I raise?

  • What is the current state of the seed market.

  • Who invets in startups?

  • How do I prepare?

  • What is the close process?

  • What are some useful resources?

I sincerely hope you find this resource valuable and educational. I plan to update the deck on a regular basis so any feedback is encouraged and appreciated. Finally, if you’re a founder and about to go through the process, be a little patient and stay optimistic. Fundraising is often a long and stressful but very rewarding journey.  Good luck.