Faizan was referred to Robbie by a board member. He had raised successful series A and B rounds for Avidbots, but came to the conclusion that he would need to seriously up-level his storytelling abilities to be successful with a series C.
Having started Avidbots in 2014, he had significant experience running the company by the time he reached out to Robbie. With seven years under his belt, he had grown the company substantially.
But as the rounds climbed, it became apparent that the same fundraising tactics that worked before would need to be seriously upgraded for the biggest fundraising round yet.
Robbie and Faizan worked extensively on the journey that Avidbots had gone through to date. Coupled with a thorough rework on his own Founder Origin Story, Faizan was taught powerful persuasion and storytelling techniques that took investors through the struggles, achievements and impressive trajectory that Avidbots would be on with this next fundraising round.
He was trained on pacing techniques to avoid the overly fast speaking and rushing mistakes that series founders tend to make.
He gained a thorough understanding of power dynamics and how to generate momentum that would have investors yearning to join his series C round.
And ultimately, his impressive dedication, extensive practice and one-on-one feedback sessions with Robbie gave him the confidence and mastery over his story that he needed to raise his $70M series C round.