Have an On-Going Dialogue with VCs

Even if there’s no short-term desire to raise venture capital, it’s still important to develop relationships with venture capitalists if you eventually plan to raise institutional money. The best relationships with potential investors start well in advance of a financial desire. Much like any sales process, it’s best to come up with a plan and iterate as necessary.

Here are a few thoughts about an on-going dialogue with VCs:

Entrepreneurs would do well to have an on-going dialogue with VCs so that when they do want to raise money, a relationship and track record is already in place.

What else? What are some other thoughts on the best ways to build relationships with investors?