Being an entrepreneur is difficult. And raising capital is even harder. We sometimes hope that it will be a quick endeavor and that we can get our entrepreneurial dreams on the move immediately, but it does not always happen that way. We here at The Opes Group know that fundraising can be a long and tedious journey, but it is a necessary one. This Inc. article helps to shed some light on why that is.
There's misperception in the startup world that when an entrepreneur pitches their business to potential investors, the investor pulls out their checkbook to invest immediately if they like what they hear. Voila! The business is funded, and the entrepreneur is ready to move forward.