May 16, 2012

How To Raise A $1M Seed Round
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Written by : Martin Gysler| 0 | Business

You have a great idea but not funds… welcome in the real world! A very interesting post about this matter, if you search some investors, you should read it. [note mg]

 

When I talk to my friends who are not currently at startups, or the Silicon Valley, the perception is that VCs and individual investors are throwing around investment dollars like drunken sailors. Outsiders think that there is a bubble, and that any company with two engineers and an idea will get funded (though there is some truth to that in certain cases).

 

The reality is, competition has never been fiercer for startups, especially at the seed stage, to close a round. The pendulum may have swung for Y Combinator companies, but not everyone else.

 

I am a non-technical co-founder of Scripted.com – a marketplace for businesses to hire freelance writers. We recently closed a $1M seed round led by an institution (Crosslink Capital) – I wanted to highlight some of the lessons I learned along the way, and pass along a few tidbits for those of you who may be in the same situation.

 

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Martin Gysler

I am a NETWORKER and SOCIAL MEDIA GEEK. Entrepreneur and autodidact, I like freedom, talk about interesting stuff, music, travel, lifestyle and much more!

Active as entrepreneur and convinced autodidact for over twenty years, I choose since many years networking and social media activities.

Throughout this long period I was active in the commercial sector; insurance, real estate, health, well-being..., a wide range of knowledge, where I gained a lot of experience, expertise and know-be! Today, my main objective is to develop a global activity (Networking - Social Media - People Building) with people who have the same vision of life and quality of life to have success together!

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I am a NETWORKER and SOCIAL MEDIA GEEK. Entrepreneur and autodidact, I like freedom, talk about interesting stuff, music, travel, lifestyle and much more! Active as entrepreneur and convinced autodidact for over twenty years, I choose since many years networking and social media activities. Throughout this long period I was active in the commercial sector; insurance, real estate, health, well-being..., a wide range of knowledge, where I gained a lot of experience, expertise and know-be! Today, my main objective is to develop a global activity (Networking - Social Media - People Building) with people who have the same vision of life and quality of life to have success together! If you need support to develop a strategy for your online presence, feel free to CONTACT ME!

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