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The founder and CEO of one of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies pulls back the curtain on the startup fundraising process in this essential playbook.

Mastering the art of fundraising is key to every new company’s success. But the process itself is too often shrouded in mystery. From networking and building supportive relationships to crafting the perfect pitch and knowing when to finalize a deal - it can be a confusing and complex web. Opening a fundraising round is one of the most daunting moments in the lifecycle of a young startup. But even as tech insiders trade tips, too many first-time founders are left in the dark or sorting through conflicting advice.

Ryan Breslow’s definitive guide to startup fundraising provides overdue, much needed clarity. Drawing on years of experience at the industry’s highest levels, he dispels common misconceptions and distills essential wisdom on every facet of the process. This compelling, accessible, and candid primer is a must-read for first-time founders and startup veterans alike. They will find much to learn from Breslow’s indispensable guide to the nuts and bolts of successful fundraising.

©2021 Ryan Breslow (P)2021 Ryan Breslow

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Worth it.

If you’re looking for up to date information on raising capital for a business this is it. It’s very succinct.
Think of this book as a friend you wish you had, giving advice on this subject for an hour.
The audio quality is fine, the reader is the author, this isn’t Dune with Timothy Chalamet, this is straightforward business advice. And the advice is good.
Essentially it’s $15 for a 1 hour book, but it’s dense and if you’re looking for this info. That $15 to raise $15M.

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Beautifully Succinct

Surely, I will reference this book a countless number of times, but, after the first listen, I’m compelled to buy the paperback and just want to say thank you — Highly recommend!!

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Worth the read even though the amount of ads on BART are ridiculous

Thought Bolt was just a company born in venture capital (because of all the Bolt ads all over BART and hadn’t heard of them before) but this was a false assumption. Ryan gives honest and stellar advice for founders looking to raise their seed and has been thru the fire himself (I’m currently in this fire).

Read this book - a few times. It’s worth it.

Oh, and sorry to hear about Ryan leaving the CEO role but I’m sure he’ll be fine. He’s obviously a gifted founder.

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Every founder should read this book

This book is a no nonsense, battle tested guide to fundraising. Ryan is a grandmaster at the game and a clear, concise teacher.

I cannot recommend this read enough.

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Simple practical and actionable

Ryan is a mastermind on fund raising - this is a quick read that offers a good process to achieve a fundraise timely

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Amazing book for every startup founder to read

This is the best book on fundraising. Extremely practical and implementable strategies. I would strongly recommend this book to all founders who want to raise from VC’s.

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Love it

Extremely clear and to the points. Love the examples - something I can just copy and paste.

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Incredible resource, Awesome.

This audiobook details a step-by-step process to fundraising. Ryan introduces the mindset and work that goes into fundraising early on in the process: from preparing investors, to structuring your pitch and optimizing its impact. Full of short nuggets of advice, Ryan delivers an authentic enthusiasm for helping founders fundraise.  Whether you’ve just started the process or have already had calls with investors, this audiobook will provide useful tips and strategy for a successful fundraise.

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Everything I wish I knew 6 months ago!

This is something every founder who is fundraising should listen to! Gutted I didn't know about it earlier! Absolutely recommended!