The way as how an investor chooses his investment you also have same right in choosing right investor. It’s not necessary to raise funds only from venture capitalist, you can also look at angel investor or pool funds from friend, relatives.
Also be clear on whether you need debt funding or equity funding also be clear about what advantages and dis advantages these bring in. Debt where in you agree to pay the amount in certain period with certain percentage of interest this gives you advantage of holding shares all by yourself. When you go for equity there is no requirement of you paying back in certain period of time but you dilute your equity in the company.
This will be dicey be clear while selection the option it completely depends on your gut feeling as to go with which one keeping in mind what your company can delivery.