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LSN Summer Reading Series, Chapter 14: “Thirty-One Tips for Effective Fundraising”

29 Sep

By Nono Hu, Director of Marketing, LSN

To bring LSN’s Life Science Executive’s Fundraising Manifesto toward a close, we provide some motivational advice and tactical reminders to help a fundraising CEO bring their outbound campaign to a successful resolution.

With illustrations and helpful mottos, this ‘cheat sheet’ chapter will help the reader find their way through the fundraising maze in good spirits. From how to stay optimistic during the tough times, to when to stop marketing to investors, this chapter has it covered.

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Join us next week for the book’s addendum: “The View Beyond Venture Capital.”

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Chapter 13: “Straight Talk About Finding, Vetting, and Closing Capital”

22 Sep

By Nono Hu, Director of Marketing, LSN

Following the overview of the fundraising process inChapter 12, we get into some of the nitty-gritty areas and explore a few common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Chapter 13 discusses the importance of getting on the road or hitting the phone to engage with relevant investors, and why it’s important to ensure that all the investor prospects you speak with are kept in context regarding the deal. Finally, the chapter explores how to prioritize your prospects to use your runway time most effectively while raising money.

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Next week, LSN will bring you the final chapter, “Thirty-One Tips For Effective Fundraising”.

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LSN Summer Reading Series Chapter 12: “Anatomy of an Allocation Process”

15 Sep

By Nono Hu, Director of Marketing, LSN

In recent weeks we’ve covered how to make a global target list of potential investors, and the basic techniques of phone canvassing and email outreach required to initiate dialogue. This week, LSN takes a look under the hood of the investment process. How do you turn that initial spark of interest into an allocation check?

This chapter explains how you can move the process forward through the pipeline and describes the people you’ll have to work with in order to make the allocation happen—from the initial gatekeepers to the final decision-makers. We look at how to make a good first impression and how to run a productive meeting with an investor, and explore what will happen during the due diligence process. If you’re preparing to meet with a potential investor in the near future, this chapter will be invaluable.

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Next week, join us for Chapter 13: “Straight Talk About Finding, Vetting, and Closing Capital.”

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LSN Summer Reading Series Chapter 11: “Email Campaigns”

25 Aug

By Nono Hu, Director of Marketing, LSN

This week, the LSN Summer Reading Series covers one of the most powerful tools in your fundraising arsenal: the outreach email.

From basics like mail merging and segmenting your list to sophisticated tools such as delivery scheduling and analytical tracking, this chapter covers how to use email to introduce your company to an audience of potential investors. This chapter also explains the importance of targeting the right contacts when you send an email and of including clickable links in order to uncover which recipients are engaging with your message.

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We hope you find this chapter useful in moving your fundraising campaign for us. Next week, join us to read “Chapter 12: Anatomy of an Allocation Process.”

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LSN Summer Reading Series Chapter 10: “Phone Canvassing”

11 Aug

By Nono Hu, Director of Marketing, LSN

Once you have a global target list of investors as we outlined in last week’s chapter, you will want to begin going outbound and contacting these groups. With this week’s edition of the summer reading series, we explain what goes into an effective phone canvassing campaign.

“Chapter 10: Phone Canvassing” goes through the process of reaching out to potential investors effectively via the phone. Now the idea of contacting investors, or anyone for that matter, via a cold call may sound daunting to many fundraising entrepreneurs; however, in the highly competitive marketplace for early stage investment, entrepreneurs should use this and all professional tactics available to them in order to separate from the crowd and garner more attention from potential investors.

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Join us next week for Chapter 11: “Email Campaigns”

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LSN Summer Reading Series Chapter 9: “Global Target List—Match Your Firm with Investors That Are a Fit”

4 Aug

By Nono Hu, Director of Marketing, LSN

Last week, we provided an overview of the infrastructure required to execute an outbound campaign.  This week, we take a deeper look at how to build your target list of investors.

Chapter 9: “Global Target List—Match Your Firm with Investors That Are a Fit” explains the importance of finding alignment between your life science company and an investor’s interests.  Here we outline how to use information on past financing rounds to uncover potential investors, and how to screen these leads to find active investors that may be interested in your company’s technology.  Finally, we’ll anatomize an investment mandate, and examine the factors that determine fit, including your location, the type of product you’re developing, and the stage of development your asset has reached.

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Next week, join us for Chapter 10: “Phone Canvassing.”

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LSN Summer Reading Series Chapter 8: “Leveraging a Cloud Infrastructure to Manage an Outbound Campaign”

28 Jul

By Nono Hu, Director of Marketing, LSN

For those that have been following the summer series thus far, you now have a firm hold on the legal landscape for fundraising as well as the importance of and what constitutes a strong set of marketing materials. In order to organize your outreach and keep track of whom you are sending those materials to, we have found that the proper utilization of cloud infrastructure is the best method to maximize your campaign’s efficiency.

Chapter 8 of The Life Science Executive’s Fundraising Manifesto, “Leveraging a Cloud Infrastructure to Manage an Outbound Campaign,” provides a framework for and describes the key functionality that makes some of today’s cloud infrastructure so valuable in any type of outbound campaign. From task management to content delivery and large-scale email campaigns with metrics and tracking, this chapter provides an in-depth look at the value these cloud based products can provide.

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Next week we introduce Chapter 9: “Global Target List—Match Your Firm with Investors That Are a Fit,” where the importance of having a global list of relevant investors and the process of creating this list will be discussed.

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