How to Raise Venture Capital for Your Startup, From Pre-Seed to Series A

Every stage of funding for a startup requires a different set of metrics and milestones

Light bulb as a pendulum, hitting other lightbulbs like in a newton cradle.
Photo: Images Plus

Not all startups need outside investment to grow

The startup investment landscape

But you’ll still need a great pitch

Team, product, traction, business model, and market

Pre-seed funding

The seed round

The Series A round

What should revenue growth look like?

A note on valuations

Lessons learned

The Father of Modern Entrepreneurship

Sign up for Buy/Sell/Hold

By Marker

A newsletter that's 100% business intelligence, and 0% investment advice. Take a look.

By signing up, you will create a Medium account if you don’t already have one. Review our Privacy Policy for more information about our privacy practices.

Check your inbox
Medium sent you an email at to complete your subscription.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store