Amber Atherton of Zyper and Iba Masood of TARA on Raising a Series A as a Female Founder

  • December 18, 2019
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Amber Atherton is the founder and CEO of Zyper (YC W18).

Iba Masood is the cofounder and CEO of TARA (YC W15).

Y Combinator invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year.

Learn more about YC and apply for funding here:



00:15 – Intros

1:00 – Seed fundraising for Zyper and Tara

3:10 – Tara’s pivot

4:15 – Series A fundraising for Zyper and Tara

17:55 – Evaluating investors

23:30 – Meeting with associates and partners

30:20 – Raising a Series A as a female founder

39:15 – Fundraising psychology

41:30 – What not to do when fundraising

44:45 – Talking to portfolio companies about investors

46:05 – What it’s like to run a Series A stage company

1:00:25 – The most important piece of advice for fundraising

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