Seedcamp Podcast, Episode 52: Carlos Eduardo Espinal, on “Getting Investor-Ready” – Everything Founders Need to Know About the Fundraising Journey

In the ‘Seedcamp Podcast Series’ we talk with key people in the tech startup industry to hear their stories and gleam key advice and learnings from their experiences.

In this episode we added a twist to our traditional podcast format, as the Seedcamp Partner Carlos Eduardo Espinal is our guest!

Neil Murray founder and journalist at hosts our weekly podcast series, and interviews Carlos about his recently released book, the “Fundraising Field Guide”. The book aims to help founders reach out to investors, deal with rejections constructively, prepare materials and financials, understand valuations and deal terms, and manage the legal process. After discussing the motivations and the story that led to this project, Carlos gives an in depth overview on how he structured his book, highlighting the key take aways founders should keep in mind during their fundraising journey.

The most highlighted quote from his book?

Analyzing what was said during your meetings and learning how to improve on your mistakes is the most crucial step in finding the right investor more quickly” @cee

Carlos Eduardo Espinal is partner at Seedcamp. Prior to Seedcamp, Carlos was an Associate at Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, an early-stage investment firm​ based​ in​ London.​ There​ he​ honed​ his​ understanding​ of​ what ​investors ​look​ for ​when ​considering​ an ​investment. Before his time as an investor, Carlos was an engineer for the Advanced Communications Technologies group of The New York Stock Exchange (SIAC). Carlos​ holds ​an ​MBA ​from​ the ​F.W.​ Olin ​Graduate ​School​ of​ Business​ at​ Babson​ College​ and​ a​ B.S.​ from​ Carnegie​ Mellon​ University. ​He​ was ​awarded ​with ​Wired ​Europe’s​100​ Most ​Influential in Digital, ​British​ Interactive ​Media ​Association’s ​Hot​ 100 ​Digital ​People,​ and ​TechCity​Insider’s ​100 ​List. Recently, Carlos published the “Fundraising Field Guide”, which aims to elucidate the secrets to raising capital from investors for early-stage, high-growth startups and therefore provide those ambitious founders with the right information to take their company to the next level. Get it now at the

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