When Selin Yigitbasi-Ducker began looking for investment back in November 2019, she had no idea that a global pandemic would tip the odds heavily against her.

And yet, despite challenging economic conditions, she raised 150% of the investment she needed to develop her social environmental impact collaboration platform.

So on this week’s episode of Starting to Scare with Emmie Faust, I’m interviewing Selin to talk about her decisions, her tenacity, and how she secured £225,000 in funding in March 2020, including:

  • The self-set milestones she wanted to hit before seeking external funding, and what finally prompted her to apply for investment
  • Her complete investment journey connecting through networks, sharing her pitch deck and meeting with potential investors
  • How Selin dealt with having more investment offered than she originally asked for (£150,000)
  • How she found and secured the help of multiple Advisors, and the benefits they brought
  • The role accelerator networks played and how Selin connected with them
  • How to raise funding at the most unlikely of times
  • What she will spend the investment money on, and what she wants the funding to achieve
  • Also, what’s next for Goodsted
  • And her advice for founders just getting started (a warning about perfectionism)

Useful Links:

Selin Yigitbasi-Ducker on LinkedIn.

The Goodsted website.

The Seed Legals website.

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