Alex commented on my previous post about raising too much venture capital.

This is great. However, some of us are really puzzled by the whole VC process to begin with. It would be nice to get some "semi instructional" slash "story of my life" about making a transition from the basement to the boardroom.

With Notches, we're very early in the process. We've had a number of meetings with VCs to sort of introduce the idea, but we're definitely before the stage where we're looking to raise Series A funding. I'd love to, and probably will, talk more about the lessons learned once we are further along in the process.

A good place to get started to understand the whole process is Get Venture, a blog recently started by Mark Davis at DFJ Gotham. He just recently started blogging, but man he has generated a lot of great content in a short time. Check out the Entrepreneur's Guide to Raising Venture Capital.

AskTheVC, run by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson, is a wonderful resource as well, though like my previous post tends to address certain specific situations rather than being an "introduction to raising capital". And of course, the Union Square Ventures blog has a lot of great content giving insight into the whole process from the VC's perspective.

Are there any other great resources we should know about? Leave a link in the comments.

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