Treat Fundraising as a Sales Process.
It makes a big difference if you are organized and streamlined in your efforts. Use a CRM to manage the process.
Key elements: Identify your prospects, set a timeline, launch an outreach campaign, work diligently on filling the pipeline with interested investors, refine your pitch as you go along, and create a sense of urgency to help close the deal faster.
Make sure you have reasonable terms ... and most especially, make sure you have a fundable company. To find out if you do, take my free Minimum Fundable Company Test