The first time I took part in the fundraising process, I was 18 years old. My brother and our friend, Shiv Prakash, had just started a business and we raised $1.2M from Richard Branson, Jerry Murdock & Alex Welch after responding to a tweet.
Almost every entrepreneur who dreams of building a high-growth technology startup will, at some point, think about raising funding. How much you raise, who you raise from, when you raise, why you raise are all questions that you’ll have to answer. You can raise money from angels (wealth individuals), micro-VC funds (funds that only control $x-$xx million), or VC funds ($xxxM funds).