Exit slides in pitch decks are fraught with danger. Twice
Early investors bear enormous risks, and as ventures grow, their contribution is often forgotten. Here are four ways to avoid this issue.
Here is my method for preparing for investor meetings. It ensures the time with investors is extremely valuable. For the investor, you and your team.
The punchline is to plan the four actions you need to take when the answer is ‘YES’. Consider this training to reduce surprise and potential confusion that can come from an unexpected ‘YES’.
In the spirit of turning down the taboo around this issue, here is the framework I use to address this issue.
Here is my presentation from ‘Finding Funding – How To Fuel Your Growth’, a talk I gave in Canberra today.
The punchline is that money needs to survive three tests when you’re an entrepreneur.
If you're about to raise capital, how much runway should you be trying to buy? And what if you've already raised a seed round?
Using a revenue growth rate mind-set and a collection of traction-related stories is the best way to explain growth.
Press releases about financings are not marketing for startups. They are the PR equivalent of vanity metrics. And rarely do good things comes from vanity alone.
No one invests in a venture expecting it to fail. If that time comes, there are two sets of rules to follow when winding it up.
Raising capital is part process, part endurance event.
Any founder will tell you that fundraising is an essential distraction.