Funding Strategies for Today’s Reality

May 6, 2020
Fundraising has always been one of the biggest challenges of a startup founder, but the current economic situation has made things even more complex. Should you extend your runway, delay your rounds, or defy the odds and keep pushing? From retaining confidence with current investors to adapting your narrative for a more realistic pitch, AWS will continue to support startups like you in getting the answers to your fundraising questions. Watch this panel where Jonno Southam and Amrita Sarkar, Sr. Startup BDMs at AWS are joined by Saul Klein co-founder and Partner at LocalGlobe to discuss the current fundraising climate in EMEA and go over the common questions investors are receiving from founders like you, including: What does a realistic fundraising timeline look like with the current climate? Should founders continue to approach investors or use this time on product development and fine tuning their business model? What happens to founders who are in the middle of a fundraise? Advice for pitching remotely How to manage burn rates with changing sales figures Is now a good time to pivot, or is it better to stick to the original plan? Where are VCs placing their bets and how are they prioritising investments?
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