Gordon Daugherty

Gordon Daugherty

Gordon Daugherty is a seasoned business executive, entrepreneur, startup advisor, investor, and the best-selling author of Startup Success: Funding the Early Stages of Your Venture. A proud native Texan, Daugherty graduated from Baylor University. He has vast experience with early-stage fundraising from both sides of the table, making more than 200 investments and raising more than $80 million in growth and venture capital as a company executive, fund manager, board director, and active advisor.

Entrepreneurship Features

Optimizing Investor Interactions

Startup Success: A Startup Fundraising Series I often say that successful early-stage fundraising is essentially a transfer of enthusiasm from founder to investor. If the investor gets even half as excited as you are about the venture you’re working on, their investment decision is already pointed strongly in your favor. So, in this article we […]Read More

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The Seed Fundraising Dance – Startup Success: A Startup Fundraising

Convertible securities—a form of investment that will later convert into a different form of investment—are by far the most popular fundraising instrument used for seed funding rounds of $1 million or less. But in addition to coming with unique terms and mechanics, convertible securities also introduce an interesting phenomenon referred to as the rolling close. […]Read More