Startup Fundraising Survey

Contribute to our research to help us identify startup fundraising trends and predict VC investment behaviors

About our Fundraising Research

DocSend’s startup research helps founders understand the factors that go into a successful fundraise. Information about early-stage fundraising has historically been opaque, so in 2020 we launched the DocSend Startup Index to fuel research on changing fundraising trends and investor behaviors. The DocSend Startup Index provides a unique set of data on companies at different stages and demystifies what startup fundraising looks like.

In our research, we study the fundraising processes of hundreds of startups at different stages  (Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A/B). We combine survey data with proprietary data from our software to show which startups successfully raised their rounds and why. We also give founders a deep-dive look into how pitch decks are organized and viewed. Take the survey below to contribute to our ongoing research.