...VC firms aren’t doing you a favor by meeting. Their whole purpose is to deploy capital -- in fact, they’re losing money if they don’t. -Ryan Holmes, CEO Hootsuite
Once you have leveraged those funding resources nearest to you and you need more cash then its time to gather all your data, sharpen you pitch, and head to angel investors, venture capitalists, and private equity funds.
This is a big step for any company and you should not pursue this funding level on a whim. Here is one of my favorite articles for finding the right firm and what to expect.
Dr. Shante Williams is a serial entrepreneur who started slow and in the shallow end of the business pool. She has worked in Biotech, Big Pharma, Green Energy, and Academia