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How Long Does It Take to Raise Capital?

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A place where Tyler Jensen, The Startup Garage’s founder, answers questions directly from viewers

Key Take Aways From Video:

1) The average time is somewhere between three to six months for both you Angel round and your Series A round.

2) It really breaks down into three major steps. There’s preparation is step one. Pitching and due diligence is step two. Negotiating and closing the deal is step 3.

3) Preparation, this can take anywhere from one to three months on average

4)Pitch your potential investment opportunity to them. If they’re interested they’ll move into due diligence, which means they want to find out a lot more information out about you and your business. This step two can take 1-3 months as well.

5) Negotiation and closing the deal. Getting all the terms down that you and the investor will agree upon into some legal documentation. This can be done anywhere from one week to one month.

Complete Transcript below:

Question= “How long does it take to raise capital?”

Tyler Jensen: That’s a great question, one that I get all the time. The answer is that it varies. The average time is somewhere between three to six months for both you Angel round and your Series A round. It really breaks down into three major steps. There’s preparation is step one. Pitching and due diligence is step two. Negotiating and closing the deal is step 3.

In step one preparation, this can take anywhere from one to three months on average. This is where you put together your business plan, your pitch deck, your capital strategy, and achieve any business milestones that investors are going to want to see before you raise capital.

Once that is all done you go into pitching and due diligence. This is where you identify the potential investors, contact them, and then pitch your potential investment opportunity to them. If they’re interested they’ll move into due diligence, which means they want to find out a lot more information out about you and your business. This step two can take 1-3 months as well.

And then if you get through that process and they’re still interested, then you move into negotiation and closing the deal. This si simply getting all the terms down that you and the investor will agree upon into some legal documentation. This can be done anywhere from one week to one month.

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