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Fundraising with AngelList


David Lifson
VP Product, XO Group

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About This Class

Don't know how you can fundraise on AngelList? No problem. Learn tips and tricks on raising money via AngelList from the official AngelList Scout in NYC. Understand what AngelList is and how it works. Discover how to optimize your profile, when to share it and the best strategies for getting the word out to investors.


  • Introduction 3:01
  • Investment Basics 8:56
  • Q: How do you get in touch with an AngelList scout? 1:17
  • Your Profile 3:44
  • Social Proof 1:30
  • Q: Does it look unattractive to raise money on AngelList for a long period of time? 2:15
  • Featured & Trending 2:16
  • Crowdfunding 2:12
  • Q: What is a high profile AngelList? 1:30
  • What I Look For 5:29
  • Q: How important is a company's revenue? 2:00
  • Q: What is the best place to look when wanting to raise money? 2:36
  • Q: Are you an AngelList scout? 2:07
  • Q: How should I be prepared when meeting with investors? 1:44


  • What is AngelList
  • When you should publish your profile
  • How to optimize your profile
  • Best strategies for getting the most out of AngelList

About the Instructor(s)


David Lifson
VP Product
XO Group

David Lifson is VP of Product at XO Group, in charge of The Knot’s wedding vendor marketplace. Formerly, he was VP of Product at Homepolish, Sr. Director of Product Management at Poppin, and GM of Digital Product and Engineering at General Assembly, responsible for all technology at GA, from e-commerce website to internal tools to online education delivery. Prior to joining General Assembly, he co-founded Postling, a social media management tool for small businesses that he sold to LocalVox Media in 2012. He has also been VP of Product at Etsy, Technical Product Manager for Amazon's Personalized Recommendations team, and started his career as a software engineer on Amazon's Community team. He also volunteered for 3 years as the official AngelList Scout in NYC, connecting over 450 investors to high-potential startups.

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