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Fundraising

How VCs Negotiate: 8 Skills Top Founders Master for Startup Fundraising

Detect and manage these 8 little-known Founder/VC fundraising negotiation skills.

Gigi Levy-Weiss, Managing Partner

Gigi Levy-Weiss
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Managing Partner

The Future of Fundraising? What We Need to Fix About Token Investing

In the long term, we believe that token-funded startups will become more common and that traditional venture investors will have to be open to investing in tokens.

Gigi Levy-Weiss, Managing Partner

Gigi Levy-Weiss
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Managing Partner

How VCs See Your KPIs

Most Founders think they’re data-driven. In reality, few are. Most know that KPIs are critical, but often Founders are not looking at KPIs from the right angle. Four-time CEO Gigi Levy-Weiss shares the three questions he asks every Founder about their KPIs.

Gigi Levy-Weiss, Managing Partner

Gigi Levy-Weiss
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Managing Partner

The Ladder of Proof: Uncovering How VC's See Your Startup

The further up the ladder a startup climbs, the more signals its sending to investors that it’s a sizable opportunity.

James Currier, Managing Partner

James Currier
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Managing Partner

Signal - The Fundraising CRM for Startup Founders

In the industry focused on disrupting every other industry, the core industry operations have not changed in decades. The status quo of VC fundraising is not OK. We can do better. And other VCs agree. Signal is a free tool from NFX to make the Founder-VC network visible and actionable.

NFX Products

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The Fundraising Checklist: 13 Proof Points for Series A

A checklist of 13 proof points for startups to put themselves in the best possible position to fundraise for a Series A or later.

Pete Flint
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Managing Partner

The Hidden Patterns of Great Startup Ideas

5 frameworks to help Founders coming up with a new startup idea that is the most likely to lead to a transformative company.

James Currier
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Managing Partner

How VCs Decide to Take a First Meeting - 12 Reasons

A typical VC declines meetings with around 80% of the companies they are introduced to. Here are 12 pieces of information that VC’s typically look for in deciding whether to take a meeting.

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16 Non-Obvious Fundraising Lessons On Pitching

Non-obvious lessons about pitching learned from James Currier's many years of being a 4-time founder/CEO and an investor in over 100 companies. 

James Currier
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Managing Partner