E937: Scaling Your Startup, “Fundraising: Diving into the Details”: Ideal numbers, finding investors, refining your deck, what to do during & after your first meeting, term sheets & due diligence with Jason Calacanis & LAUNCH Managing Directors Ashley Whitehurst & Jason Demant — E7 of 10-ep miniseries

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Episode Seven: Scaling Your Startup, “Fundraising: Diving into the Details”: Jason Calacanis & LAUNCH Managing Directors Ashley Whitehurst & Jason Demant walk through ideal numbers, finding investors, refining your deck, what to do during & after your first meeting, term sheets & due diligence

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Show notes:

0:33 – Jason introduces LAUNCH Managing Directors, Jason Demant and Ashley Whitehurst.

 

3:43 – The fundraising process: top of the funnel, in-person meetings, diligence, and second meetings.

 

8:47 – Jason thanks sponsor Eight Sleep. Get the sleep you deserve and supercharge your health & productivity at eightsleep.com/twist.

 

10:13 – The fundraising process continued: team members, and not getting meetings.

 

16:40 – Finding investors: leads, find investors, and investors to avoid.

 

29:42 – Jason thanks sponsor Zendesk. To see if you qualify for a year of Zendesk’s products for free, visit zendesk.com/twist.

 

31:30 – The pitch deck: teaser deck, telling a story, and design.

 

46:16 – The first meeting: setting the agenda, preparation, and more.

 

56:12 – After the meeting: FAQs, past associates, and more.

 

1:05:17 – Negotiating a term sheet: holistic approach, common terms, counsel, and tips before signing.

 

1:14:47 – Due diligence: timeline, data room, references, and red flags.

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