Two fears plague investors: They’ll invest in a start-up that flounders, or they’ll miss out on one that thrives. These conflicting fears often lead to confusing investor behavior that inexperienced start-up founders may misinterpret. The result is a recipe for start-up failure. Co-founder of the successful seed accelerator Y Combinator Paul Graham gives start-ups a set of applicable “if-then” rules to assist the fundraising process. getAbstract recommends this practical guide to entrepreneurs, CEOs and anyone navigating fund raising for a start-up.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to avoid common fundraising stumbling blocks,
- Which investors to prioritize and which to avoid, and
- When to stop fund raising.
About the Author
Paul Graham is a programmer, writer and investor. He co-founded Y Combinator, one of the most successful seed accelerators in the world.