We're a nanotech startup (building a roadside marijuana test) raising a Seed Round now and plan to raise a Series A next year. We hear that it's best to get to know the VCs before actually asking them for money in order to show progress. As it's our first startup, we're not well connected to the venture capital industry. How do we find and establish a meaningful connection with VCs to make our next raise?
Thanks in advance.
--Sean V, Cofounder at Diagnostic anSERS