Decoding the VC Mind: A Founder’s Guide to Securing Venture Capitalist Funding

Embarking on the entrepreneurial roller coaster is akin to stepping into a high-stakes poker game — where venture capitalists don’t just bet on cards; they bet on founders. According to the WilmerHale Venture Capital Report, in 2021, the US market saw 20 billion-dollar venture financing rounds, and in 2022, there were seven. Altos Labs, with its record-setting $3 billion early-stage financing in 2022, led this elite club, followed by Epic Games ($2 billion), SpaceX ($1.7 billion), and Gopuff ($1.5 billion). This underscores the pivotal role these financiers play in shaping the business landscape.