You know what ruffles our feathers?

When professionals try to over-complicate a topic to make you feel like you aren’t smart enough to make a decision unless you have a fancy degree. Not hating on higher education (we all went), but startup funding isn’t rocket science.

Yes, there are complicated pieces, but overall, the message is pretty simple.

There are 6 main stages:

  1. Idea Stage
  2. Co-Founder Stage
  3. Friends and Family
  4. Seed Round(s)
  5. Series Round(s)
  6. IPO

This infographic by Anna Vital breaks the progression down in a digestible format. So easy that we have this poster in each of our conference rooms at ScaleFactor HQ.

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Contributed by:
Mike Bryant
Growth Manager