For faith-driven founders seeking VC.

Jan 30, 2024

I have a word for faith-driven founders seeking venture capital.

Whether you are seeking funding from secular VC or Kingdom-minded VC, if you want to get funded you have to enter into a state of investor readiness.

The standard for Kingdom investors will be different than secular, and you have to know the difference.

But both will require you to get these right.

- The pitch deck
- The pitch
- The data room

You have to nail the pitch deck. Investors can tell if you winged it. All the ingredients of a great pitch deck must be included. Same with the data room.

Investors are often unforgiving to founders who haven't taken the time to understand what investor readiness looks like. 

I always feel like my time has been wasted when a founder hasn't nailed the essentials. Many mistakenly think because I'm a fellow follower of Jesus Christ my standard will be lower, but the reality is my expectations are higher.

And I almost always look under the hood. What am I looking for, a well-vetted RevOps playbook. 

I'm an operator, so I'm in the trenches and can't be fooled with wishful thinking assumptions.

If you need some help in this area, don't be afraid to ask. Reach out to me, I'll respond.

For the faith-driven startup founder Habakkuk 2:2-3 and Hosea 4:6 set the standard.

>> Then the Lord answered me and said, “Write the vision And engrave it plainly on [clay] tablets So that the one who reads it will run. 

>> My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.

Be in it to win it, that means do everything possible to enter into a state of investor readiness.

-Gerald

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