Raising venture capital for a startup is no cakewalk. There are high stakes, probing questions from investors, and pressure from employees to return to the office with a term sheet. So it’s noteworthy that Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old cofounder and CEO of the shared-inbox app Front, snagged $66 million and 10 investment offers in five days. Collin shared with us her best advice for raising venture capital.
When Mathilde Collin, a 28-year-old entrepreneur, was ready to start raising venture capital for her company’s series B round, she set a ground rule. Collin told investors she was available for conversations about funding for one week only. Having a short window creates a little competition among the venture capitalists, who might offer more attractive deals if the company is hot and time is wasting. A 28-year-old entrepreneur reveals how she snagged $66 million and 10 term sheets in 5 days
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