Multiple publications I've seen cite figures like the Blackbird article that says:
Fundraising is a six month, full time job for at least 1 founder
That's incredibly discouraging. I consider what I have and can achieve in 6 months of dedicated work building app features and traction vs losing that chasing a dream. It puts fundraising (again) on the back-burner.
Are they being overly pessimistic about the effort involved? It feels like this is part of a self-fulfilling prophecy that only startups with teams are venture-backable. Because, if you're a solo founder, you don't have that spare 6 months, or even a spare 3 months.