Some founders have been asking me about fundraising, so I thought I'd start writing about the tips I've collected from other founders. Some of the best advice I received were procedural. This one was from Jude.
If you're raising in the Bay Area, you know that it takes about an hour to go between San Francisco and the Peninsula (Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View). If you have to drive up and down multiple times in one day, you won't be able to have as many pitches.
To the extent possible, make sure all of your meetings are in the south or in the north in any given day. When I look back I my calendar, this allowed me to have 5+ meetings per day during the fundraising process.