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Pitch like a pro. Raise your next round.

Raising capital for a startup is an entrepreneur’s mission-critical job, and it all depends on your pitch. Practice plus passion makes perfect.


The Crunchbase Guide to Raising Capital breaks down the basics of how to find, pitch, and talk to investors. Download the guide, nail your pitch, and secure your next round of funding. You can thank us later. 

What You'll Learn

The Basics of raising money

A review of all investor and funding types, from seed to private equity.

How to find and choose investors

A walkthrough of how to identify and partner with the right investors.

insider tips: talking with VCs

Ten must-know tips when preparing to talk to investors.

How to nail your pitch and deck

What to include (and not include) in your startup pitch deck.


Everything You need to get started on the fundraising process

Navigate the investor world with ease. In this guide we will review:

  • A comprehensive overview of the fundraising process
  • Advantage and disadvantages of investor types
  • Best practices on pitching to investors

Who is Crunchbase?

Crunchbase is the leading platform for professionals to discover innovative companies, connect with the people behind them, and pursue new opportunities. Over 55 million professionals—including entrepreneurs, investors, market researchers, and salespeople—trust Crunchbase to inform their business decisions. And companies all over the world rely on us to power their applications, making over a billion calls to our API each year.

Additional resources

What I Learned Building, Scaling, And Successfully Exiting My First Company

Crane digging gold: rules for raising money

What Investors Look For: 3 Simple Rules For Raising Money

pinning down money

So You’re Thinking About Seeking Venture Capital? Here’s What To Expect

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