The Seven Deadly Sins of Fundraising

…and How First-Time Founders Can Avoid Them

Feliks Eyser
5 min readAug 16, 2021

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Illustrations handmade with ❤ by Ariane Frida Sofie

Forgive me, founder, for I have sinned!

While I raised 10m EUR as a first-time entrepreneur, I made every mistake in the b̶i̶b̶l̶e̶ book. I didn’t talk to enough investors. I let rounds drag on. I took rejections personally. One unclear legal clause cost us millions when we…

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Feliks Eyser

Tech founder & investor from 🇩🇪. Sharing experiences for first-time founders💡🛠🚀