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My startup Speek just raised a large seed round – over $1.2 million large. 500 Startups came in first and really kicked things off for us. After a few more months of work, we got some really great angels and VCs in on our deal. We got a bit of press and then celebrated for about 1/3 of a millisecond. Yay for us.
Raising a seed round is hard, but it wasn’t hard for me. I run product and tech; I showed up and looked pretty and sounded smart for the last meeting with angels and VCs, and tried not to screw things up. The lion’s share of the work was done by John Bracken, my cofounder and Speek’s CEO.