Tips for Startups: build a relationship with your investor long before you will have to ask for money

Danielle Morrill is really cool!

Named by the Forbes ’30 Under 30′ for Social/Mobile Technology in 2011, she has over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience at Y-Combinator, Twilio, and Seattle 2.0. Currently Danielle is the CEO of Mattermark, a platform which is basically Bloomberg for Startup Investors. Mattermark  provides signals and reports for investors on startup opportunities out there. As Danielle said herself, “Most startups don’t know what kind of traction they have. With Mattermark I can find out whether your startup has traction or not without your help :)”.

During her interview at the Lean Startup Circle meetup, Danielle raised a curtain for us on collecting funds and, what’s more important, on building relationships with potential investors. Here are a couple of things I picked up.

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