Best thing is to either never need to raise money or to raise money after you have a product, users, or customers.
The most common question they hear from investors is not about the founders or the product, but “who else is investing?”
Get involved in your local tech community. Meet every entrepreneur and investor you can. Entrepreneurs tend to be more accessible & sympathetic and can often make warm intros to investors.
What you should really be focused on when pitching your early stage startup is pitching yourself and your team. When you do this, remember that a startup is primarily about building something. Hence the most important aspect of your backgrounds is not the names of the schools you attended or companies you worked at – it’s what you’ve built.