Startup Fundraising

A curated directory of resources, articles, podcasts, books, VC's, and angel investors to follow that will help you raise funding for your startup or business.

Successful Seed Round Fundraising Stories

Mattermark Has Raised $2M in Our Second Seed Round

In this article the Co-founder and CEO of Mattermark Danielle Morrill talks about why she raised a second seed round for her company, how she got it done, and what goals Mattermark had as a company after hitting this milestone.

How We Raised $700,000 For Our Startup without a product

In this article Andrew Michael, the Founder and CEO of adJelly, lays out different fundraising options for startups, the process he used to raise a $700,000 seed round, his fundraising pitch deck, what he learned about investors during the process, and more.

How I Raised $1.5 Million As a First-Time Entrepreneur

In this article Bento co-founder Jason Demant talks goes over how Bento launched at the LAUNCH Festival, faced 1o straight weeks of 100% rejection during fundraising, and the help of previous relationships and inbound interest on AngelList when raising money.

How we raised a $2MM seed round in 2 weeks

In this article, Mike Katchen, founder of Wealthsimple, discusses how he raised a $2,000,000 seed round for his company in two weeks by finding his lead investor early, making an excellent deck, putting some of his own money into the round, and using other tactics.

How To Raise A $1M Seed Round

In this article Sunil Rajaraman, co-founder and CEO of, talks about the process he and his team used to raise a $1,000,000 seed round. Specifically, he talks about business models, the importance of traction and the right referrals, tough market size questions, and more.

How we built Shyp on AngelList and raised $2.1M

In this article, Shyp co-founder Kevin Gibbon talks about how he raised $2,100,000 for Shyp despite having no connections in tech thanks to AngelList. He goes into detail about how Shyp got featured on AngelList, raised money using AngelList Syndicates with Tim Ferriss, and more.

How to Close an Angel Round

In this article and slide deck from Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi, they talk about strategies, tactics, and unconventional methods startup founders can use to close an angel round of funding.

How we closed a $1.6 million seed round

Garry Krugljakow, a co-founder of the money transfer app Cookies, talks about how knowing one key investor early on helped Cookies get the momentum it needed to raise a $1,600,000 seed round.