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Venture Fundraising in Four Graphs

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Relating investors on board to chance of ever closing
Comparing months you've been fundraising to your chance of ever closing
Comparing Active Investor Conversations to the time cost
Comparing Hope and Time

Written by Brad Hargreaves

July 25th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

  • http://mileslennon.com Miles Lennon

    Do you think diminishing marginal returns applies to investors on board? If so, I think that chart is probably worth thinking about.

  • http://bhargreaves.com/ Brad Hargreaves

    After a point, yes. The graph is trying to convey two things: below a
    certain threshold, investors who you think are totally “on board” can drop
    off and seriously threaten the syndicate. Above that threshold, there are
    diminishing marginal returns for additional investors — and can be a
    serious suck of the CEO's time.

  • http://caterpillarcowboy.com dlifson

    Oh man, so true.. so true. David Cohen likes to say that if you can get the first third of your round funded, getting the rest is a lot easier. My experience has born that out as well, although it gets much easier once you get the first half.

  • Melvin

    Dear friend, great post and thank you for these great tips. I’m not sure if you know but there’s a company out of Dallas that has a great idea for fundraising. Check out http://www.phoneraiser.com . You can launch a fundraiser for your organization, non-profit, church, etc. with a unique fundraiser idea. Good luck.

  • Melvin

    Dear friend, great post and thank you for these great tips. Iu2019m not sure if you know but thereu2019s a company out of Dallas that has a great idea for fundraising. Check out http://www.phoneraiser.com . You can launch a fundraiser for your organization, non-profit, church, etc. with a unique fundraiser idea. Good luck.