What’s the best way to get your lead investor?

Paul Graham (Co-Founder & Partner at Y Combinator)
How to Raise Money

Avoid investors who don’t “lead. ” Why do investors use that term [lead]? Because it’s a more legitimate-sounding way of saying what they really mean. All they really mean is that their interest in you is a function of other investors’ interest in you. In essence, the spectral signature of all mediocre investors.