173. Season 4 Kick Off

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Welcome back to another season of VC Minute! We are pleased to introduce our sponsor, AVL Growth Partners. And I talk (briefly) about the #1 thing you should be asking Seed Phase investors right now.

VC Minute – quick advice to help startup founders fundraise better

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This is Rich Maloy with SpringTime Ventures, bringing you the VC Minute and quick advice to help startup founders fundraise better.

Hey, everybody. Welcome back to another year and another season of VC Minute. I want to start out by acknowledging that season three was a little scattershot, and I will do better with season four. I have a lot of great content lined up. A number of amazing people who I recorded last year were going to release their episodes this year. And I have some commentary on the market after three years of absolute turbulence. I definitely want to get back to sharing my advice and insights to help you navigate this startup market.

But first, one change for this season is the addition of a sponsor. When I decided it was time to bring a sponsor on, I had a very short list of organizations that I wanted to work with. And thankfully, my first choice agreed to support the work we’re doing here at the VC Minute. I can confidently say that our sponsor is a financial game-changer. They’ve been a trusted financial ally, providing invaluable insights to several of our portfolio companies. I’ve known them through the startup community for over a decade, and they have a stellar reputation.

So who is our game-changer, helping growth companies with their success? AVL Growth Partners. AVL provides fractional finance and accounting services to companies pivoting from growth to scale. Outsourcing your finance and accounting functions is a no-brainer for startups. And you need to work with a firm that specializes in high-growth companies. Founded in 2009. AVL has fueled the success of over 1,200 early-stage companies. Specializing in raising capital, M&A, financial modeling, scaling, and bringing financial transparency and a disciplined approach to the companies they work with. AVL works seamlessly as a member of your team and has the experience to support both VC-backed and bootstrapped companies. At AVL Growth, they have a mindful growth approach and a proven methodology that are pivotal in making the right moves at the right time. Ready to elevate your financial game? Ready to elevate your company? Ready to move from growth to scale? Visit AVL Growth Partners today. Head to AVLgrowth.com and explore how they can be pivotal to your growth. AVL Growth Partners. Your success. Their expertise.

Real quick before I wrap for today. I do want to impress one thing upon you right now, and I’m going to do it very quickly, and then we’ll come back to it later in the season. The single most important thing that you should be asking investors right now is about follow-ons. How do they follow up? Who have they followed on with? What’s their follow on allocation? What’s their follow-up strategy? This is the most important thing in the seed phase right now. You need to add that to your investor questions immediately. More on that to come.

About AVL Growth Partners
AVL Growth Partners, founded in 2009, is the leading fractional Finance and Accounting firm supporting organizations in pivoting from growth to scale. AVL brings an experienced team of CFOs, Controllers, and Accountants to your organization, delivering transparent, strategic actions for short and long-term success. Transform your financial approach affordably with AVL, supporting companies coast to coast – get to know AVL Growth Partners at avlgrowth.com. (Sponsored)

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