Investor Connect Podcast

Fundraising Timeline

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

For every $1M of funding you want to raise, it will take one year to raise it for early-stage startups.

This includes time to prepare the company, the investor documents, and the pitch as well as contacting, pitching, and following up with investors. 

It’s best to have your pitch deck and financial projections prepared before the fundraiser as well as a basic dataroom with the key documents investors expect.

This shows you have the fundraise well organized.

Investors have their diligence process and of course, they are very busy so you have to work through their schedule.

Fundraising should be a full-time job for the CEO with support from the team for document preparation.

The first few investors are the most difficult as every investor wants to go first. 

Once you reach 50% of your fundraising goal you can estimate the remainder of the raise will take about 30% less time than the first half of the raise.

The process may run faster if you have run a startup before, especially if you have had an exit.


Thank you for joining us for the Startup Funding Espresso where we help startups and investors connect for funding.

Let’s go startup something today.


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