Don't Fail The 5 Reasons Investors Pass on Startups
If a startup is going to fail, investors would rather not be involved.
Step 1... Startup Validation in 12 Steps
Hint: It's not about sales
This Matters How VCs Get Paid: 2 and 20
When raising venture capital this fact may be the most important thing for all entrepreneurs to know. Before you jump to the often advised conclusion that Venture Capital Funds seek exits or only big opportunities, appreciate first that Partners get paid.
Start Here How to Write an Effective Pitch email to Angel Investors
Emails and demos start by explaining what they’re doing and how. Oops.
Set the Foundation Google Analytics for Startups
A solid story starts with rock solid business metrics. You can't close a round if an investor can poke a hole.
Here's How The Perfect Pitch
Why, Who, What, When, Where, and then How.
Do It Right The Pitch Deck Slide That Makes You Look Ignorant
The easiest way to flop the pitch? Point out that you're better than competitors.
Which One Are You? The Tale of Two Founders
The implications of being a founder chasing the Product - Market Fit vs. the Market - Product Fit characterized, brilliantly in the story of the boy with the cow and the magic beans.
How to Exit Start Up with the Exit in Mind
Whether that’s getting acquired, merely successful, going public, or otherwise, most startups struggle to bring on board resources and capital because they never think through and communicate what the FUTURE means for everyone.
Do It Right Startups, It’s About Returns to Investors
Gust founder and Venture Capitalist, David Rose, “an angel typically invests in 20-80 companies over a five-year period, with about $25,000 per company; they also tend to invest along with 5-10 other angels."
Have What It Takes? What It Takes to Raise Money
Investment is born of passion and ideas. Successful businesses worthy of investment are born of the only things that produce results: Innovation and Marketing.
Have You Thought? What Startup Founders Might Consider Before Seeking VC
Venture Capital seeks opportunity, not a sales pitch. The mindset to have is that you don’t want to have to seek VC, you want investors to seek you.
Invest in Marketing Marketing Before Raising Capital
Of course you can acquire those 500,000 potential customers; what are you doing to remove the barriers to acquiring everyone?
Not the Same How Startups and Small Businesses Differ When it Comes to Funding
Funding doesn’t determine a startup from a small business; the nature of the business determines the funding.
Wait, What?? “A VC is asking 6% for acting as an advisor…”
That’s the start of an all too common question from founders trying to figure out if they should part with equity to get someone involved.
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