• I’ve been approached many times by founders with their business plans asking me for introductions to other venture capitalists. In most cases I had to say no because the pitch materials were below standard or incomplete. So what does a complete information package for fundraising look like? Obviously, every company and situation is different. A seed stage company that has no revenues or product yet requires a lot less due diligence than one that is raising a Series B round. However, here are the six things every company should have in some form or fashion before approaching investors: 1. Financial Forecasts Yes, I know, no one can predict the future, but you do need a five year forecast model with at least the first 24 months on a monthly basis. This forecast needs to be bottom-up. It

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