If you’re new to the fundraising game, fear of the unknown might be keeping you awake at night. This book will help you navigate the fundraising journey while also helping make sense of the chaos and frustrations you will likely face during the process. The long list of valuable insights and genuine aha moments you’ll discover should dramatically improve your odds of fundraising success.
Reviews & Endorsements by Startup Founders
"Startup Success is so actionable that I immediately started applying the concepts as I read."
"What makes this book really shine is Daugherty’s pragmatic advice on the process of running a successful fundraising campaign."
"Whether you're a first time founder or have already raised millions from VCs, Startup Success is a book you want close by before hitting the fundraising trail."
"An entrepreneur will reference this book many times as they develop different lenses of their entrepreneurial journey."
"Startup Success is a must-read for any startup founder embarking on the fundraising journey!"
"Definitely a must-read for anyone wanting to build a successful company!"
"One of Gordon’s superpowers is explaining complex fundraising topics very clearly."
"The information that Gordon discusses empowers the entrepreneur to make educated decisions as well as future positioning that they have not yet considered."
"This book does an excellent job of taking all of Gordon's words of wisdom and communicating them in a way that is useful to any entrepreneur."
"After reading the book, I now have a plan of attack with a very high level of confidence and certainty."
"Gordon provides readers with valuable insights into navigating the startup world."
"Many components of Gordon's book can be used as a reference guide that will benefit founders for years to come."
"Daugherty does an incredible job deconstructing an otherwise stressful or unfamiliar process."
"As we move along the path towards a Series A, Gordon is giving incredibly concrete advice that we can actually act on. This is huge for us!"
"I meet lots of founders that don’t fully understand fundraising strategy and best practices. They should read this book before pitching VC’s."
"The book is really easy to read and the points neatly stack on top of each other."
"This will become required reading for our (law firm) clients."
"If you want to cut to the chase and learn the easy way, I'd highly recommend Gordon's book."
Preface (listen now)
Forward by Joshua Baer (listen now)
Setting the Stage (listen now)
Fundraising Strategy (listen now)
Planning Your Campaign (listen now)
Your Fundraising Toolkit
Demystifying Convertible Securities
The Seed Fundraising Dance
Series A Fundraising
Interacting with Investors