Originally posted on Business Insider
When you’re a founder in Silicon Valley, raising money from the venture capitalists on Sand Hill Road can be intimidating.
Danielle Morrill, the CEO and cofounder of Mattermark, has a bunch of advice — both conventional and otherwise — for founders.
Morrill’s startup tracks all sorts of data about private companies. Mattermark examines the number of employees a company has, how much money a company has raised, a website’s estimated number of monthly unique visitors, app downloads, and more. Investors use Mattermark to keep tabs on startups.
Mattermark collects data from a number of sources, including but not limited to: AngelList,rankings, app-store rankings, anonymous sources, and social media.
Given the nature of her startup — in addition to her experiences as a founder — it makes total sense for Morrill to be doling out advice about the fundraising process herself.
In a tweetstorm Sunday, Morrill laid out advice to founders, providing tips on everything from parking advice at Khosla Ventures and the best places to meet (and not to meet) with VCs, to the importance of having a pitch deck and being nice to executive assistants.
Check out a selected collection of Morrill’s tweets here.