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Apr 20, 2022

Nathan Beckord — Capital Raising Mistakes: Third Time’s the Charm


Today, Bill and his guest take an in-depth look at some of the common mistakes startup founders make when trying to raise capital. Having gone through the experience himself a number of times, our guest shares key highlights he’s learned from his extensive career as an interim CFO, Business Developer, and Advisor.


Nathan Beckord is the CEO and Founder of, a venture-backed company that provides critical resources for startups looking to raise capital. Foundersuite’s users have raised over $3 billion in seed and venture capital and Nathan himself is also the podcast host of “How I Raised It.”


Nathan got his start in investment banking and was helping companies raise capital. He found that everyone was basing their data and analysis on old-school spreadsheets and proposal docs, but what if he could create a software platform that could provide an all-in-one solution to raising capital? That’s how his company was born.


Today, has a database of investors, a CRM built in, pitch deck hosting services, investor update tools, a virtual data room, and so much more. Everything a startup founder might need to attract their ideal investor.


Bill has seen first-hand with his clients how intimidating the “raising capital” process can be. There’s just so much work that goes into it that it can be very daunting for the new Founder to pursue. Not only that, if you don’t know what you don’t know, new Founders are prone to bigger mistakes that they simply cannot afford.


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