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What’s actually required to start or close a funding round?

Technically, a “funding round” simply means a company accepting one or more investments from one or more investors on similar terms within a certain period of time. As such, this could cover many different things, such as:

Your parents loaning you money to cover your expenses while you code your product 25 individual angel investors funding a startup on a

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How do you cross the chasm between commitment to invest in your start-up, to closing a funding round?

By far the hardest step in all this is getting a term sheet. Once you have a term sheet in hand, and assuming good faith, everything else will follow.

The best way to get a term sheet is to concentrate your efforts on an investor who has the ability, history and interest in leading rounds. So one of the very

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