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How to Create a Pitch Deck

The pitch deck is a presentation that entrepreneurs put together when seeking a round of financing from investors. On average pitch decks have no more than 19 slides. Ultimately founders need two different sets of pitch decks. One version will be with a lot of text and information which will be shared with people via […]

How I Turned A Cold Email Into A $2.5M Seed Round

Photo by Charles Deluvio 🇵🇭🇨🇦 on Unsplash A cold email. Everything you’ve read has probably told you that to get a meeting with a VC you need to get an introduction. This is only partly true. An intro is going to increase your odds tremendously, but what if you can’t get an intro? What if you want to […]

How You Can Fund Your Startup With Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency is changing the world as we know it, and one of most relevant ways is how startups are fundraising. Typically a startup would have a few options to get their company off the ground: bootstrapping using their own money,  VC funding, or most recently crowdsourcing using tools like Kickstarter. Now, with the trend of cryptocurrency spiking, startups can get creative and […]

Having a Response To This Single Question Could Make The Difference In An Investor’s Mind

Finding investment partners comes down to prioritizing and communicating properly. A number of years ago, while I was in engaged in raising capital for my company, I was on a golf course (where you often find yourself in these situations) with a few potential partners. Up to this point, I had developed an exhaustive business plan, […]

Yes, You Can Still Bootstrap Your Startup From Zero to Millions of Users.

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash Interestingly enough, founders tend to have mixed feelings about bootstrapping their startup because of concerns about growth. With the costs of maintenance, subscriptions and other basic expenses, is it even possible to bootstrap a startup to millions of users? Absolutely. There’s a method to working strategically with what you have, and it requires […]

6 Business and Financial Terms Every New Entrepreneur Needs to Know

If you want to make money, you’ll need to understand some basic concepts and metrics regarding money, customers… and even personal performance and health. Source: 6 Business and Financial Terms Every New Entrepreneur Needs to Know | Inc.com

Early Startups how to calculate how much you should raise in your first and next round in 2018

Photo by Ramiro Checchi on Unsplash How to calculate how much you should raise. I’ve found it helpful to outline what I’ve interpreted as the current state of the milestones investors around here typically look for at each stage. And of course, how much you raise needs to get you to the milestone at the next stage. Source: […]

Unicorns Distract Us from a Graveyard – Understanding Venture Capital

Many investors have written about how they need some companies to win big in order to cover for other companies failing completely. As a simple example, Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures tells his investors to expect a third of his investments to fail, a third to return their capital (which is also failure—they sell for a small enough amount that […]

So you’re looking to fund your startup? – Johnny Waterschoot

Congratulations, and realise: you are not alone. The startup scene is still growing across Europe and is a focal point of governments… Source: So you’re looking to fund your startup? – Johnny Waterschoot – Medium

7 Tips to Avoid Getting the Email Cold Shoulder

Warm up your approach through creativity and connections. “I hope you’re winding down your weekend nicely. First off, I apologize for the “cold” outreach…” This is an excerpt of a recent email I received–and a good example of one that will get deleted in record time. As a venture investor in early stage startup companies, I receive a steady stream […]

What startup founders need to know before signing a term sheet with an investor

Photo by Sasha Freemind on Unsplash Contrary to popular belief, the highest degree of control in a company is not determined by the shares percentage that your investor might have, but by the conditions you agree on when signing the investment term sheet. Source: What startup founders need to know before signing a term sheet with an investor | […]

Pitching Your Tech Startup To Hollywood: A Silicon Valley Founder’s Perspective

Top ten differences between Los Angeles and Silicon Valley cultures. The merging of entertainment and tech was the foundation of my own startup, EVER, I launched two years ago to satisfy the human curiosity that occurs when you see and like something new on TV. Pitching EVER took me from Silicon Valley to LA almost every week […]