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Startup Fundraising Mistakes that You Need to Avoid Like the Plague

Posted by Amity Sims on 2014-10-09

As the world’s largest early-stage startup accelerator, we’ve seen our fair share of rookie mistakes - particularly when it comes to pitching investors. Some call it an art, while others call it a science, but capturing the attention of those who fuel our ventures is never an easy task. It’s crucial for startups to be professional with their financials - they’ve got to speak the same language and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of building a sustainable business.

To help new founders avoid some of these common mistakes, we have outlined our Top 10 Fundraising Fails in our latest infographic. From a lack of graphs in your pitch materials to deviating from accepted accounting principles, it’s crucial for founders to analyze their pitch and eliminate any of these critical errors.

The infographic was featured on Entrepreneur Magazine along with an analysis by Catherine Clifford (@catclifford). Click here to check it out and learn more about the 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors.

 

               

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