On this episode of The Compassionate Capitalist Show, Nathan Beckord, Founder and CEO of Founder Suite, and Karen Rands will talk about what steps a founder needs to take to increase the odds of seed round and subsequent funding rounds successful. The steps to complete a successful capital raise are predictable, yet most entrepreneurs make the same common mistakes. Even with all the free resources available through economic development organizations, incubators and accellerators, and an abundance of entrepreneur programs in colleges and universities, Nathan estimates that 98% of the startup founders have no idea about how to raise capital. And as Karen has often stated, there is a science to the art of raising capital.
With over a decade of experience working with 150 startups as Interim CFO, business development, and many advisory roles, and deep experience with financial equity markets, Nathan Beckord started his own startup FounderSuite.com to provide software tools and formulized guidance to entrepreneurs seeking to raise seed stage and growth stage capital. With access to the investing preferences of over 200,000 investors, nearly a 1/4 of the entrepreneurs using the research and relationship tools on this SaaS platform have successfully raised nearly $3 Billion in capital in just 5 years since inception.
Karen Rands, the leader of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement and author of the best selling ‘primer’ for angel investors “Inside Secrets to Angel Investing”, is an authority on creating wealth through investing and building successful businesses that can scale and exit rich. Visit http://KarenRands.co to sign up for her tips email and learn why her firm is hired to identify the red flags of deal before you invest or try to raise capital.