34 minutes | Sep 17, 2020

[51] Fundraising the Easy Way with Jimmy Ku

Jimmy Ku is a San Francisco based VC that has helped hundreds of startups and raised over $330MM in capital for startups. This week he shares insider secrets for raising VC money and gives founders an approach to tackling their first raise the easy way. What you will learn in this episode The importance of preparing for your pitch before prospectingHow to select the correct investors to pitch to and how to get in front of themHow to determine how much money to raise for each round Tangible TipsHave a founder friend you can talk to and rely on for when Sh*t hits the fanThe two secrets for success Jimmy shares to getting your first investor to sign on and getting traction with you raise Calculation for valuation: how much is your company worth and how to figure it outRecommended Resources Pitch Book: https://pitchbook.com/NFX Signal: https://signal.nfx.com/loginCrunch Base: https://www.crunchbase.com/Tech Crunch: https://techcrunch.com/Angel List: https://angel.co/Sales Navigator on Linked In: https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/hidden-sales-navigator-featuresFundraising the easy way guide: https://docsend.com/view/jdspspucbcxyibxbAbout Jimmy and the BrandJimmy is currently the COO of MixerBox, a mobile entertainment startup with over 313 million downloads across its suite of applications and he is focused on continuing its growth trajectory. He is also a Venture Scout for Grishin Robotics and 10X Capital. Over the last few years, Jimmy has helped thousands of startups with their growth strategies and fundraising as an Advisor, Angel Investor, and GM of Fundraise Concierge at Atrium. He has helped founders raise over $330 million over the last 3 years.  You can learn more, connect and follow along with Jimmy here:LinkedInAngelListCrunchbase
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