Raising money can be a bruising experience. Let me share what I learned when I raised $10 million for the first time..

Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista (19) gets hit by Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (12) after Bautista slid into second in the eighth inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, Sunday May 15, 2016. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Star-Telegram via AP)

Raising money can be a bruising experience. Let me share what I learned when I raised $10 million for the first time..

Let me be clear. I am not a VC guru…I’ve raised money exactly one time. I liked it. Learned a lot. This is not the final word on rais
ing money. I’ll bet I learn a lot more the next time…but if you’ve never done it…this might help…

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