The venture capital world is often intimidating and hard to navigate, even for the most seasoned entrepreneurs. But it doesn't have to be. Entrepreneurs who run effective fundraising processes don't do it by accident. With this book, you'll learn what it takes to successfully raise a round of funding for your company. Author Katherine Hague explains how the venture capital industry works, and walks you through each step necessary to plan, execute, and optimize your own fundraising round. Packed full of exercises, checklists, and templates, this book guides you through the process from start to finish. It's ideal for entrepreneurs raising later rounds of capital, as well as those just starting out. Gain an understanding of core venture capital concepts and standards Learn how to develop and hone an investor pitch Come away with a plan to hit the fundraising trail for your company Develop the confidence you need to negotiate key terms in a funding deal Understand best practices in fundraising, and learn how to avoid the top 10 fundraising mistakes
Katherine Hague founded ShopLocket, an ecommerce platform for hardware entrepreneurs. The company was acquired in early 2014 by PCH, a global leader in custom manufacturing solutions. Katherine now acts as VP of Community Engagement & Hackathons for PCH. This year, Katherine will bring PCH hardware meetups and hackathons to more than 13 countries. Katherine also runs the most prolific interview series in hardware and IoT - featuring everyone from Chris Anderson to Eric Ries, Limor Fried and Bre Pettis.