Startup mentor, technical advisor, and product manager. Raised $3.6m from Flybridge, Founder Collective, HubSpot Ventures, etc as CEO of Ask Lorem.
My formula for raising a VC seed round as a first-time founder. We did Techstars and have raised $3.6m from top seed-stage investors and angels including Flybridge, Founder Collective, FJ Labs, and HubSpot Ventures.
I founded a marketplace startup called Lorem that connects business owners with freelance web developers & designers. Going from zero to thousands of users on both supply & demand, we've learned the shortcuts to take & mistakes to avoid in building a marketplace from scratch.
Before we went through Techstars, we had no idea whether it would be worth the time/equity for our startup. I'll share the pros & cons and help you decide if it's right for you.
I'll review your VC pitch deck to help you raise your seed round. I'll also share the pitch deck with you that we used to raise $3.6m from top seed-stage investors including Flybridge, Founder Collective, FJ Labs, and HubSpot Ventures.
Sam's advice is awesome and on point! Will probably request his advice again in the future...
Really great advice and helped me understand some key points when starting out.