Aaron Harris on Fundraising and Meeting with Investors

Aaron Harris is a Partner at YC and before that he cofounded Tutorspree.


The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.


Y Combinator invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year.

Learn more about YC and apply for funding here: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/


00:00 – Intro
00:25 – Seed fundraising process
3:15 – Emailing investors
9:15 – Parallelized fundraising process
12:00 – Meeting with investors
14:00 – Overcapitalization
16:50 – Communicating your plan to investors
18:45 – Evaluating investors
22:40 – Fundraising process for a Series A company
26:45 – Meeting Series A investors
28:40 – Post-Demo Day psychology

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