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F&F Round: 2020 Funding Trends with Russ Heddleston of DocSend

Episode Summary

This is Funded's first ever Friends & Family Round! With so many listeners asking questions about things they hear in episodes or about the fundraising market in general, we decided to launch this sister show to give more insights with a little help from our friends. In this episode, Russ Heddleston the CEO of DocSend gives us a very unique view into 2020 trends via his company's recently released Startup Index Report. This report leverages aggregated and anonymized data of pitch deck activity to show things like how many investors need to be pitched before successfully raising. So much of 2020 was a crazy rollercoaster in fundraising and hearing how the data describes it is fascinating!

Episode Notes

This is Funded's first ever Friends & Family Round! With so many listeners asking questions about things they hear in episodes or about the fundraising market in general, we decided to launch this sister show to give more insights with a little help from our friends.

In this episode, Russ Heddleston the CEO of DocSend gives us a very unique view into 2020  trends via his company's recently released Startup Index Report. Russ describes how their report leverages aggregated and anonymized data of pitch deck activity to show things like how many investors need to be pitched before successfully raising.  So much of 2020 was a crazy rollercoaster in fundraising and hearing how the data describe it was illuminating.