As a startup, you are always going to be raising capital. Learning how to pitch successfully is important and pitching as often as possible increases your chances of raising more capital for your business. If you go after capital investment from investors, you are going to be raising more capital for your business venture.
To raise money as an entrepreneur, practice your pitch. If you cannot do it well, find a friend who is really good at it to work with you. Go for companies and leaders who have previously raised money because they have an understanding of what it takes to raise money. They also have relationships with investors who trust them. It is extremely important to have an advisory board whose primary goal is to help you raise money. Pick a group of six people who are willing to help you to the best of their abilities in raising funds.
Another way to improve your skills, besides finding somebody to help you, would be to attend angel and capital events where you can pitch face to face with potential investors. A crucial thing to do is to research the event before you attend to know who exactly you want to meet and who you want to pitch your project to. Also, do the elevator pitch or get someone to pitch for you. The time to raise capital is now; it is a continuous process that never ends. Raising capital is a strategy that involves nurturing relationships that you already have on an ongoing basis and allowing them to grow to an extent such that you can call them up when you need them.