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Without an insider's perspective, my guess is that Facebook did a Series A because it made the most sense for the business at the time. In 2005 a Series A was very different than one now, and you could make the argument that today it would be called another seed round. That said, Facebook at th...

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Felicidadeds on raising $50k so far! Before you pitch to VCs, it's important to perfect your presentation with a clear ask, a compelling story and a unique value proposition. I'll bet each VC in Silicon Valley has heard from 20 people this week claiming to have a product that will "revolutioniz...

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It's very difficult. I would start with angels -- I think traditional VCs will not do it at all due to financial regulations and lack of physical presence. Try AngelList. Try for 500s or other groups which specifically like to invest outside of America.

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Agree with Chris (Above). Here's my 1-2-3. 1. A warm intro is brilliant - especially from a company they funded before OR missed out on that did darn well. 2. Keep answers short, but loaded to enlist questioning from them. This creates a discussion rather than a bombardment. Ask them questions...

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It's not that Canadian VC's are risk adverse as much as they are not well positioned to invest at the seed stage where risk is highest. Canadian VC's used to enjoy a supply/demand imbalance where they could rely on being able to have a high chance to participate in a great Canadian company's rou...

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You didn't provide much information about your startup. This I think is critical to properly answer this question. Be analytical however. Put yourself in the investors position and determine with each investor if they would entertain that idea, as you put it. If not, don't risk losing their inves...

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Unless you are a founder with prior successes that are notable or relevant to your new startup, the answer is a clear no.

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I actually created a list when I was raising capital for my startup. Hope it is of use, I visited at least 1/2 of them so happy to give any directions on how to approach them. http://blog.tareasplus.com/100-fondos-de-capital-de-riesgo-en-silicon-valley/ Happy to jump on a call :)

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As an angel, what I look for is founder/market fit. Does this entrepreneur have a fire in their belly to solve a problem and a really unique and inspired look at the market they are attacking? The motivation to angel-invest for me as an active entrepreneur is to build a strong network of fou...

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