How I Raised $150,000 As A Startup Solo Founder (0 employee 0 cofounder)



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I raised $150,000 from a VC for my startup as a solo founder with zero employees or cofounders.

From the first line of code to having the money in the bank, it took me 4 years of side hustling while having a 9 to 5 job, and 9 months of working on it full-time.

I end up finding the answer myself by going through it for my startup SewaYou after lots of moments of self-doubt.

In this video, I’ll walk you through my journey to reach this point.

00:00 Introduction
01:15 Quick personal background
02:09 First step into the VC ecosystem
06:29 Second VC - They invest
08:41 Recap and lessons learned
10:44 Beyond fundraising

Check out my startup SewaYou (a location-based language exchange app):
https://www.sewayou.com?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=how-fundraised

Mentioned videos:
- How I Built My 4000+ Users App Part Time For 4 Years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnR9H4-22CA


Follow me on Twitter for bite-size thoughts on building alone a business in Japan as a foreigner:
https://twitter.com/philippekhin

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