How to Raise a Seed Round in Less Than 40 Steps

Hadley Harris

This document provides guidance on how to raise a seed round of funding. It discusses determining the target raise amount, building a list of potential investors, preparing a pitch deck and data room, conducting initial pitches and the diligence process, negotiating a term sheet, and closing the funding round. The key steps are determining the minimum amount needed to reach milestones in the next 24 months, building a list of 30+ potential investors, practicing pitches and iterating based on feedback, going through diligence meetings and reference calls, negotiating the term sheet, and celebrating once funds are received.

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