How I Raised $2 Million Without Knowing Any Venture Capitalists

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One of the greatest challenges of entrepreneurship is raising money for your startup, especially if you don’t have an established network of venture capitalists (VCs) to rely on. However, with the right strategies and approach, it’s possible to secure the funding you need even without prior connections.

My DTC cat company, tuft + paw, is living proof of this concept. In 2022, the company faced a critical situation: We urgently needed funds to address supply chain and inventory requirements.

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