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Comprehensive Guide: How to Raise the First Round of Funding for Your Startup

From: Jonathan G.
Sent on: Monday, November 12, 2018 7:31 AM

Hey everyone,

Through both the Founder Institute and our many Graduate Support Programs, we have helped countless entrepreneurs raise their first round of funding.

Unfortunately, we have also seen all of the mistakes that can be made. In particular, most entrepreneurs are not prepared, don’t understand how the process works, or simply give up too soon.

To help, we recently created a guide with some of our best practices for raising your first round of funding:

We hope this can help you in your startup journey.

Also, if you are looking to raise money for your startup or startup idea, the Founder Institute may be able to help. Graduates of the program have gone on to raise over $700M in funding.

The Application Deadline for the next Helsinki program is coming up soon, and you can apply for free at ($50 value).

The upcoming Helsinki program takes place weekly from[masked] until[masked], and the program is ideal for aspiring or early-stage entrepreneurs that want to build tech or tech-enabled businesses (including people that still have full-time jobs).

To learn more about the program, you can also visit

Enjoy the funding guide and have a great start to your week!

- Startup Founder 101

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