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When looking to raise outside expansion funding, the safe path might not always be the optimal path. Think about growing aggressively. This will give you the greatest advantage.

Suggested Readings

Founders School || Scaling Your Company || Funding Your Growth || Impact Guide (PDF).

Sharon Wienbar. “4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup.” SV Blog. Blog post. February 3, 2014.

Daniel Isenberg and Daniel Lawton. “How to Finance the Scale-Up of Your Company.” Harvard Business Review. Article. August 18, 2014.

BJ Lackland. “Achieve Initial Scale: Your 7-Point Checklist for Raising Capital.” SaaStr. Blog post. March 5, 2015.

Explore different ways to scale your growth through:

Venture Capital Investment

Angel Investment

Questions for You

Does my growth strategy require outside capital to meet my scaling needs?

Does a conservative investment or aggressive investment better suit my company’s growth strategy?

If I’m planning to raise money as part of my expansion, at what point do I need to start trying to raise a round?

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