6 Things You Should Know About Startup Fundraising

A bunch of my friends at MIT who are working on hardware startups have been asking about the fundraising process. I'm no expert, but I have found a ton of helpful advice. I decided to condense it into six things I think everyone should know to start (some are basic like what is a seed round vs. series A, others are more complex like why you don't necessarily want to raise as much money as you can).

I've included quotes from top VCs throughout with links to some of their best blog articles (don't take my word for it - read them). Finally I included my 6 favourite startup resources at the end. 

Feedback is welcomed. Drop me a line in the comments on my blog or tweet at me (@johnehmac). I hope this helps.


They say the first edition of magazine is always the best, because the writers have the longest time to prepare it. Thankfully this isn't a magazine.

Over the past few months I've been working with a few friends at MIT on a consumer hardware startup. More on that in a later post. Along the way I've collected some really helpful tools and advice that I find myself repeatedly emailing to friends at a similar stage. I'd like to use this blog to share those most-frequent-emails more broadly to give something back to the incredible community at MIT and beyond that has helped our team get to this point.

And inevitably the odd story or rant might find its way here too. I'm also using Twitter to share other blogs I found useful; follow me @johnehmac.