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The Capital Conundrum: When, How, and Why You Should Raise Money for Your Startup

Published on July 8, 2021

Nicole Glaros

The Capital Conundrum: When, How, and Why You Should Raise Money for Your Startup


About the Talk

Techstars Chief Investment Strategy Officer Nicole Glaros discusses the ins and outs of fundraising for your startup — who to raise capital from, what to expect, and how to get them to say yes.

What You’ll Learn

  • The fundraising process: the who, the pitch, and the close
  • How to run a structured outreach process while building relationships
  • VC math: how much does a company need to exit in order to “return the fund”?



Additional ideas and insights from the Techstars network


Nicole Glaros, Chief Investment Strategy Officer, Techstars Nicole started her first company while still in college and since that successful exit, has been supporting, mentoring, and funding startups ever since. She’s currently the Chief Investment Strategy Officer at Techstars, helping to grow it from 10 companies to over 2,500 in the portfolio in the last decade. She was also an early investor in Digital Ocean and knows just how painful the startup process can be.

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