Many companies make amateur mistakes which prevent them from successfully raising funds on the terms they want. Before you decide to raise funds, are you ready? How much are you raising and why? Do you have a credible plan and team to reach a next significant milestone? Have you identified the correct investors to approach? What is the process to raise funds and do you have the right materials? What is the diligence process and how can you prepare for it? What common fundraising mistakes should you avoid?