Things they don’t teach you in business school — raising money and holding steady in a pandemic. In April, we reached out to our community of founders and asked them to give an honest assessment of how they’re weathering the COVID-19 pandemic. The DocSend Startup Index: The COVID Impact catalogs the experiences of 250 startup founders and covers some of the hard decisions they’re being forced to make such as lowering or maintaining valuations, adjusting fundraising and product release timelines and cutting staff and overall costs.