It's vital to have an Outreach Strategy formulated around your proposition, your capital needs and investment ask that profiles the investor types and their interests.
Many Founders treat investors all the same, have the wrong approach and miss out on investment that could be within their grasp.
There is no doubt with public markets tightening and uncertain geopolitics, it is tricky to access capital yes. The key is to have a broader Outreach Strategy and if necessary spend time on the ground in the region you're targeting to enter.
Great deals happen fast and there is no question capital is made available for outstanding opportunities. The current trend indicates 3 to 6 months with often an extended DD process before capital lands.