Amber Atherton is the founder and CEO of Zyper (YC W18).
Iba Masood is the cofounder and CEO of TARA (YC W15).
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00:15 – Intros
1:00 – Seed fundraising for Zyper and Tara
3:10 – Tara’s pivot
4:15 – Series A fundraising for Zyper and Tara
17:55 – Evaluating investors
23:30 – Meeting with associates and partners
30:20 – Raising a Series A as a female founder
39:15 – Fundraising psychology
41:30 – What not to do when fundraising
44:45 – Talking to portfolio companies about investors
46:05 – What it’s like to run a Series A stage company
1:00:25 – The most important piece of advice for fundraising