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How did you think about fundraising strategy for Zapier and would your thinking be different today?

Just curious how you navigated fundraising for an API platform business. Think strategy would/should change in late of recent events?

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a year ago

Our strategy has been fairly consistent. Raise money like it's the last time you'll ever need it. And only take more money when it's clear that money is the constraint for growing the business.

Funding environments ebb and flow. It's best to build a business that's enduring to the whims of investors.

Build something that speaks to customers now. Build something that speaks to them in the future. If you do that, there will always be investors wanting to be part of the journey if that's something you want to have.

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@bmlyon (replying to @wadefoster )
a year ago

Thanks @wadefoster :)

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