There are countless misnomers surrounding VC funding. Here are the top ones dispelled by successful investors. : It's a common belief among startup founders --a significant capital raise will be the saving grace to all of your launch, scaling and marketing woes. Rather than focusing on organically growing the company, the founder's sights are set on seeking investment. While an injection of capital has helped numerous startups and rapid-growth companies go on to achieve tremendous success, it has also been the death knell for others.