In my opinion, raising money is one of those things that nobody truly enjoys doing (unless you’re raising money for someone else or for a cause). It’s hard to find investors, it screws with your ego, screws with confidence, usually takes so much more time than you imagined, and it’s total agony to wait while potential investors make up their minds. It’s one of the most challenging issues for any passion project. We have to remember that investors are people too and they have the right to be indecisive, and all we can do is put our best, most confident foot forward and reassure them that their investment is safe.
Raising money can also be one of the most exciting experiences. When someone hands you a check because they believe in you and they believe in what you are pouring your heart into, it validates everything!