Since many first-time entrepreneurs might not have fundraising experience but have plenty of dating stories, we felt compelled to share the similarities between raising $2.25M in a week and dating.
Dating rule #1: Put yourself out there
Once you’ve decided to raise money, the most important thing is to let the world know. Having sat behind excel spreadsheets for the preceding decade, putting ourselves out there was far from easy. For entrepreneurs graduating from competitive schools or leaving high paying jobs, it can feel unnatural to suddenly be the person asking for money. But unless you’ve received a large inheritance or left a career in sales, you – the entrepreneur – will be the one doing the chasing. And like in dating, that can be tough.