You don’t necessarily need to get funded. But it is not bad to have a positive opinion from investors.
“When you go to a meeting with a investor and you have in mind all the things you are going to do without funding, that is the kind of the vibe that will help you close the deal.”
“The point of using power point with a venture capitalist is not to get eliminated. It’s not to sign a deal. You just want to go to the next step which is to diligence, not writing a check.” – The Art of Start, Guy Kawasaki