The truth is great entrepreneurs bring something different to the table when they pitch a VC. Here are five things that can help get my attention.
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Let’s face it — raising capital isn’t a lot of fun. It usually involves late nights, pitch decks, and far too much time with lawyers and in meetings. While many factors may be out of your control, here are five ways you can speed up your capital raise.
Many companies are unsuccessful in raising VC money. That said, it is not the end of the world. Here are six alternatives to venture capital funding to keep in mind for your business.
Investors don’t always provide the direct feedback you’d prefer. Here are some tips on how identify when a “maybe” really means “no”.
Quite commonly, the biggest challenge to making an investment is coming to a valuation that works for both sides (see here – it’s rarely an easy conversation). Usually, the first valuation that gets placed on a business is in the Series A round (many times, if a seed round was raised, it was done through…
This quick guide will help you build and understand 3 common components of an investor’s preliminary data request.
Regardless of whether you are raising capital now, you should still take introductory calls with VCs. You may be surprised by what and how much you can learn.
It’s crucial that great CEOs must know how to answer these three questions in a clear and concise manner.
I’ve written about how to map “The Ideal Qualities of Your Perfect Investment Partnership” before. It’s a topic I’d like to circle back on as I continue to gain additional perspective on it. Specifically, there is really one part that I’d like to highlight: Taking a VC investment should not be viewed as a transaction…
Since the second week of August, my 8-year-old son has dedicated an inordinate amount of time to one thing: football. This Sunday, he’ll wrap up his second year of Pop Warner football. And while there have been a lot of highs and lows since the team first got together for agilities week in the hot…