Cautions about Raising Too Much Money

David Frankel, Altirah Capital

David Frankel, Founding Partner at Altirah Capital, cautions against raising too much money in an early round for two reasons. First, if things go poorly and the firm receives a lower valuation in the next round (down round) then substantially funding the venture will be difficult. Second, if you raise an appropriate amount of money in an early round and things go well you can always raise more money in a later round at a higher valuation.