Skip to main content
Log inGet a demo

How to Raise $1 Million (CEO Explains Startup Funding)

Getting funding for a startup can be hard. What exactly do you need to raise money from investors? Tejas walks through what you need at each stage.

Craig Dennis.

Craig Dennis

February 9, 2024

1 minutes

Raising funding for a startup.

Raising money is an essential part of running a startup. It provides you the funds to go all in and an important runway to give you time to gain traction.

However, what exactly are investors looking for when they invest in a startup?

In this video, Tejas Manohar (CEO of Hightouch) talks about:

  • The three things VCs look for SEED funding a startup.
  • How a proven idea is the key to Series A funding.
  • How people play a major part in funding beyond Series B.

If you'd like to learn more, subscribe to our YouTube channel or schedule time to talk with one of our Solutions Architects.

More on the blog

  • What is Reverse ETL? The Definitive Guide .

    What is Reverse ETL? The Definitive Guide

    Learn how Reverse ETL works, why it's different from traditional ETL, and how you can use it to activate your data.

  • Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy a CDP.

    Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy a CDP

    How spending the first half of his professional career at Segment drove Tejas Manohar to disrupt the 3.5 billion dollar CDP category.

  • What is a Composable CDP?.

    What is a Composable CDP?

    Learn why Composable CDPs are seeing such rapid adoption, how they work, and why they're replacing traditional CDPs.

Recognized as an industry leader
by industry leaders


Reverse ETL Category Leader


Marketplace Partner of the Year


Cool Vendor in Marketing Data & Analytics


Ecosystem Partner of the Year


Best Estimated ROI


One to Watch for Activation & Measurement


CDP Category Leader


Easiest Setup & Fastest Implementation

Activate your data in less than 5 minutes