Your startup should never have to pay $$$ to pitch to potential investors. Period.
Today, Alex Muse posted on his Texas Startup Blog about a recent encounter with an investor group asking $4,500 to pitch from ShopSavvy, one of my clients.
Alex has written about why a startup should never have to pay to pitch time and time again. Thus, the investor group would have been wise to check out his blog before asking for the cash.
Jason Calacanis authored an epic post on the topic of paying to pitch as well. It’s a great read.
Just remember that no matter how hard it is to source funds, your startup should never have to cough up its own funds.