Entrepreneurship Posts

Startup Founders, Let’s Take Care of Investors

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1. How can we tell that our startup is ready to accept external investment? We don’t come to an investor with a spending plan – our desire that they will accept the investment. We come with a plan for how and when we are going to return the investment and how much it will be worth. That is what it means to be “ready”.

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How to Win Over Investors for Your Startup – Part 2

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In the previous article, we discussed preparation activities before pitching your business for funding, different types of investors and how to find and connect with them.

In Part 2, we’ll have a look at how you can create a perfect pitch to attract potential investors and the most common reasons why pitching fails.

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How to Win Over Investors for Your Startup – Part 1

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If you ever pitched startup investors, you know how hard it is. Investors want to bet on a winning horse – company that will become profitable in the long-term. Nobody wants to lose money but that’s the risk you take betting on horse races. And the same applies to investing in startups.

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Fail Fast, Fail Often: Can Losing Help You Win?

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Imagine working on a product that should be released in 2 months. You are one month into the project when you discover a mistake made two days ago. And it can destroy your entire project. You think about the nightmare you will be going through when the boss finds out and start to panic.

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Solo Scrumming 101: How to Use Scrum for Personal Productivity

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Bet you had days when you’d go like “Well… I replied to some emails, had lunch, researched the project I’m working on, surfed Facebook, answered some more emails, did some more research… and that’s it”. And by the end of the day, you went nuts trying to do whatever was left.

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