First money in

The first round is the hardest. Fundraising rarely comes easy, but at least with subsequent rounds you will have connections, time and options.

Once you have your foot in the door, investor intros are a dime a dozen. But when you're on the outside looking in, vying for the attention of investors can feel like screaming into the void.

I had my first taste of fundraising last year when Modulz raised $4.2M. Here's what I've learned.