Thursday, May 25, 2017

Should I talk to my startup competitors and their investors?

One of your startup competitors added you on LinkedIn. Maybe a top investor of a competitor found your email and sent you a cold...

A meaningful founder exit is not the same thing for venture capital

Why start a company? To have a big founder exit, right? You don't sit in a room, envisage a future and think, 'do you...
Founder Control

Founder Control and Value Creation in Startups don’t seem to be the same thing

Founders and CEOs, Let me ask you a question “Does the degree to which you have founder control of your startup affect your company value?” I...
introductions to venture capital investors

This is how to get introductions to venture capital investors for your startup fundraise

So, you want to raise money for your startup and you require investors. Only like most people, you don’t know any, right? So how do...
Ask dumb questions. It’s the smartest thing you can do startup investment

Ask dumb questions. It’s the smartest thing you can do

Without a doubt, the single most informative piece of advice in my formative years came from my uncle. Ironically, it came from asking dumb...