Most people think the first round of fundraising happens with investors….and that’s flat-out WRONG.
As a founder, your first true round of fundraising is building a team. THINK about it.
You have to persuade three to four people to buy into your idea, forgo a salary (most of the time) , and bet on building a great company. You have NO business going out to look for funding if you can’t persuade a team of people to turn your idea into reality.
Nail your team-raise and you’ll have great practice in pitching, showing value and negotiation….some skills needed to be an effective founder…oh… and fund raise.