Comparing Fundraising

Today, we’re talking about comparing your fundraising round to other startups. This is a dangerous game.

It’s tough to read and hear about people raising huge amounts with minimal progress, when you’ve been toiling on your business with your bare hands without recognition. But that comparison is the enemy of progress — there are dozens and dozens of reasons why some rounds are raised more easily than others and it’s unlikely to be worth the detective work.

Tough fundraising rounds are something every entrepreneur goes through at some point, it’s a rite of passage. If you exclusively focus on building a great business, then eventually investors will be chasing you.

Comparison won’t solve your current problems, it will only increase your own mental obstacles.



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Ash Rust

Ash Rust


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