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What Are Some Negotiating Strategies For Raising Money From Investors?


Raising money from investors can be a daunting task, but there are some strategies you can use to make the process easier.

First, you need to have a clear understanding of your startup or small business and what you need the funding for. This will help you identify the right type of investor for your venture. For example, venture capital firms typically invest in larger, more established businesses, while angel investors are more likely to invest in early-stage companies.

Once you’ve identified the right type of investor, you need to create a compelling pitch. This should include a clear explanation of your business model, a detailed financial plan, and a realistic timeline for achieving your goals. You should also be prepared to answer questions about your team and your competitive advantage.

Finally, you need to be prepared to negotiate. This means having a clear understanding of your bottom line and being willing to compromise on certain points. You should also be prepared to explain why you are the best choice for the investor and how you can help them achieve their goals.

By following these strategies, you can increase your chances of success when negotiating with investors. Good luck!

Tricia Meyer 301

Tricia Meyer is Founder + Managing Attorney of Meyer Law, one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States! Meyer helps entrepreneurs and technology companies from startups to large corporations with day-to-day matters and notable clients include companies that have appeared on Shark Tank to companies gracing the Inc. 500 to some of the largest companies in the world. Tricia has been named on the Forbes Next 1000 list, is one of the Most Influential Female Lawyers in Chicago according to Crain’s Chicago Business and been recognized as a top 10 technology lawyer. As an entrepreneur and a lawyer, Meyer has a unique perspective and has mentored thousands of startups and scaling companies at tech incubators and accelerators across the United States such as 1871, WeWork Labs and Techstars. Tricia has been featured in Inc., Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, NBC Chicago, American Express OPEN Forum, and more. Learn more at and follow Meyer Law’s story on Instagram @loveyourlawyer.