Pollinate closes $50m funding round
Pollinate, a merchant acquiring startup founded by former Monitise chief Alastair Lukies, has closed a $50 million Series C funding round led by Insight Partners and joined by NatWest, Mastercard and NAB.
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Closing your round – what investors want to see
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10 Crucial Steps to Closing a Fundraising Round for Startups
Fundraising is hard, and it’s critical to have a game-plan and process for raising capital. In this episode, Steve Barsh discusses some strategies that founders can use to close a new round of funding. He talks about how to create momentum, revenue metrics you’ll need to show for seed and Series A funding, what a typical timeline looks like, how to determine the amount of capital you need to raise, and more.