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Angels, Dragons and Vultures: How to Tame Your Investors And Not Lose Your Company by Simon Acland

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RIDING ON YOUR VULTURE’S WINGS

A factor which may mitigate Acland’s Law of fund raising is that whereas the first round may have been your first experience of the intricacies of venture capital investment, the second round won’t be, by definition; unless, that is, you’re a new CEO drafted in since Round 1. Second time around you are likely to understand things better. The second round may be more complex, but most of the same rules apply, like how to prepare your business plan, how to access and approach investors, and the vital need to remain ahead of budget during the fund-raising process. Especially if you used an adviser to help with your first funding round, you may consider whether to use him again.

However, now you should have a significant ...

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