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Hiten has spent 1000 minutes interviewing founders about fundraising and today he tells us what he learned. Hiten and his team asked founders questions over the course of a 20 minute phone call. They asked about the tools and resources they used to get their current status in the fundraising. The answers the team and Hiten collected were surprisingly universal.


The points we discussed today:


Hiten’s experience with fundraising

Why he did the research

The process used during the interviews

The findings

Why startups need to avoid “bucketing” with investors

No current information is available for fundraising

How advice can hinder fundraising


Hiten plans on releasing a survey on this topic. If you want to participate in the survey visit https://bitly.com/fundingearlyaccess.


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