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How to Prepare a Rapidly Growing VC-Backed Tech Company for its Next Capital Raise

After completing a successful Series A funding round, your rapidly growing VC-backed tech company may be gearing up for its next capital raise. However, to attract the attention of potential investors and secure the funding you need to fuel your growth, you need to become "investor ready." This involves taking a series of steps to prepare your business for its next round of funding. In this article, we will outline the key steps you need to take to become investor ready, and increase your chances of securing the funding you need to take your business to the next level.

Step 1: Develop a Clear Growth Strategy

To become investor ready, you need to have a clear growth strategy that outlines your company's goals and how you plan to achieve them. Your growth strategy should be based on a deep understanding of your target market, your competitors, and your company's unique strengths and weaknesses. It should also take into account any feedback you received from your previous investors, and any changes in the market since your last funding round.

Step 2: Build a Strong Team

Investors want to see that you have a strong and capable team in place to execute your growth strategy. This includes not only your executive team but also your employees across all departments. You need to have a clear hiring plan in place, and a process for recruiting, training, and retaining top talent. You should also focus on building a strong company culture that attracts and motivates employees.

Step 3: Manage Your Finances

As a rapidly growing tech company, managing your finances is critical to becoming investor ready. You need to have a solid financial plan in place that outlines your revenue projections, expenses, and cash flow. You should also have a system for tracking and reporting on your financial performance, and a clear understanding of your burn rate and runway. In addition, you need to have a plan for managing any outstanding debt or liabilities.

Step 4: Build Relationships with Investors

Finally, to become investor ready, you need to build relationships with investors. This means that you need to attend networking events, pitch competitions, and other industry events to meet potential investors and showcase your business.

To build relationships with investors, you should also consider working with a professional investor relations team or consultant who can help you identify and target the right investors, and prepare you for investor meetings and presentations.

Step 5: Prepare Your Pitch

Finally, to become investor ready, you need to prepare a compelling pitch that highlights your company's strengths, growth potential, and value proposition. Your pitch should be tailored to the interests and concerns of potential investors, and should include a clear explanation of how their investment will be used to fuel growth. You should also be prepared to answer any questions or concerns they may have, and to provide detailed financial projections and to field challenging questions over your business model and the robustness of your financial projections.


Preparing a rapidly growing VC-backed tech company for its next capital raise requires a significant investment of time, resources, and effort. However, by following these steps, you can increase your chances of attracting the attention of investors and securing the funding you need to fuel your growth. Remember to focus on developing a clear growth strategy, building a strong team, managing your finances, building relationships with investors, and preparing a compelling pitch. With a clear


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About the author

Sabbir Rahman is Managing Director of Langdon Capital. He has held prior roles with Morgan Stanley, Lazard and Barclays Investment Bank. He has executed over £60 billion in notional value of transactions across financing, M&A and derivatives with global corporates, private equity funds and financial sponsor groups.

About Langdon Capital

With a network of 700+ alternative investors, Langdon Capital raises debt and equity capital between £1m and £25m for high-growth and innovative companies in the technology, environmental impact and renewable energy sectors, who are preferably beyond a Series A funding round or equivalent, to help them fulfil their paths to profitability and growth ambitions.

This is not financial advice or any offer, invitation or inducement to sell or provide financial products or services or to engage in any form of investment activity.

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