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Fundraising Tools for Startups

Tools from Burkland and our partners to help startups through successful fundraising rounds.

Fundraising Tools for Startups


A Venture Capital Firm Invested in a Startup Based on a Cold Email. Here’s Why.

Uncork Capital’s Andy McLoughlin shares tips to help startups communicate with venture capitalists in the second portion of his interview with Burkland,


When Should My Startup Raise Series A Funding?

Your startup should raise Series A funding once you’re beyond the MVP stage, have a proven product-market fit, and are ready to accelerate growth.


5 Pillars of Telling a Good Seed Story

Hustle Fund’s Eric Bahn talks about team, problem, solution, market, and traction.


Due Diligence Plan Template

For a startup preparing for due diligence, this spreadsheet template includes a workplan, checklist, controls, and more. (.xls download)


Due Diligence Checklist

A spreadsheet template that includes a general due diligence checklist, profit and loss checklists, controls checklists, and HR stages. (.xls download)


Cap Table Builder

A Cap Table builder from the Foundersuite collection. (.xls download)


What Is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding allows large numbers of people to contribute relatively small amounts of money to a given project, cause, or business venture.


The Economics of Term Sheets

In this video, a16z Managing Parter Scott Kupor demystifies the term sheet, giving a brief tutorial for current and potential founders on how to understand the economic terms commonly used.

 

Pitch Deck Resources


Pitch Deck Math: Telling Your Startup’s Story with Metrics

Marrying great metrics with great storytelling is the key to a winning pitch deck that seals the deal for your investors.


Develop a Winning Series A Pitch – Advice from a VC

Amanda Robson, a Principal at Cowboy Ventures, talks about the importance of narrative and questions founders should ask themselves when preparing their pitch.


The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch

Guy Kawaski evangelizes the 10/20/30 Rule: a pitch should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.


Sequoia Capital Pitch Deck Template

This ten-slide pitch deck template is designed to help founders order and prioritize your presentation to maximize the attention you receive from investors.


Top VC Shares Guide to Pitch Deck Outline for Startups Fundraising

Dave McClure shares a seminal pitch deck outline on how to raise from venture capital investors.


Perfecting Your Pitch by Garage Technology Ventures

The purpose of your pitch is to sell, not to teach. Your job is to excite, not to educate.


Presenting To Venture Capitalists

15 rules for the perfect pitch by Michael Evans and Jeff Bernel.


The Startup Fundraising Playbook

DocSend Startup Index provides data-driven insights into what the latest fundraising trends are and how to succeed.


Take Your Fundraising Pitch from Mediocre to Memorable

Storytelling tips from Oren Jacob to appeal to your audience for the first time, and to forge successful long-term relationships.


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