Lisa Tsou

Startup Funding Strategist @ The Winning Pitch
15+ Years in Startup Funding and Venture Capital Finance
United States of America 5.0 (1 review) Active this month Usually responds in a day or two


$150 / month

Best suited if you'd like dedicated feedback and Q&A on an ongoing basis.

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Unlimited Q&A via chat

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Hi, I’m Lisa. I’m a long-time startup funding strategist, and the former coaching lead at Women Founders Network, where alumnae have raised over $100 million since 2013.

My specialty is working with early-stage startups going through the fundraising process raise the money they need and grow so they can realize their vision.

I also serve as a mentor at accelerator programs including Techstars Los Angeles and the SAM Preccelerator, and as a coach to conferences including Allbright’s Pitch Day with HSBC and Salesforce’s Dreampitch events, preparing founders to pitch to all-star panels of investors, including Mark Cuban, Chris Sacca and

If I look familiar, it may be because I speak regularly on issues related to startups, tech and women in business, have been featured in The Huffington Post, Business Rockstars, Women 2.0, the Standing Out podcast, GenHERation and StartupNation.

My COVID side passion project has been creating a podcast called Untold Silicon Valley, a podcast dedicated to the forgotten and almost-forgotten histories of Silicon Valley’s first decades (now available on Apple Podcasts and other major podcast platforms).

Things I can help you with:

- Advice and feedback as you’re prepping your investor pitch, pitch deck, investor one-sheet, etc.
- Advice on startup fundraising strategy.
- Mock investor Q&A.
- Business plan feedback.
- Prep for speaking from stage for Demo Days and conferences.
- Career change advice and interview prep.

I’m always happy to connect, so please reach out!

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What mentees say



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Working with Lisa as my mentor has been an incredible experience. Her expertise and direct approach have proven invaluable. When I presented my idea to her, she promptly helped me recognize that I was venturing into territory beyond my current capabilities. I genuinely value her candid feedback on my business concept. Lisa's insightful perspective has significantly elevated my understanding of the business landscape, and as a result, I'm now gearing up to embark on developing my first Minimum Viable Product (MVP). I am very enthusiastic about my project, and I owe a great deal of it to Lisa's guidance and transformative insights.

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