Recently I have read some great 🧵s on raising a seed round.

Instead of gathering dusts in my bookmarks I have compiled them into one guide:

With: @gaganbiyani @RomeenSheth @josephflaherty @yoheinakajima @daytonmills @micahjay1 @paigefinnn @dunkhippo33 @amanda_robs @pinverrr
1/10. Adjusting your mental mode to the process of fundraising:

2/10. Fundamentals for building the slide deck:

3/10. How to craft the most important slide in the deck:

5/10. Another way of raising a seed round:
6/10. Questions to ask investors before you agree to let them join your cap table:
8/10. Some advice on what you need to do after the raise:

9/10. How to perform well in board meetings:

10/10. Ending with an important note to my fellow VC colleagues:

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