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Founders are always going to add value, no matter how big or small the check size is.
When a venture fund is asking for “Tuesday Expenses” it’s because someone in the firm has direct experience with that, whether good or bad.
Use Time Blocking to create space between pitching investors and working with your team or customers.
Pre-Seed fundraising allows a founder to live inside the vision of their business.
Distraction is like kryptonite to founders. Yet fundraising is one giant distraction.
Let’s reframe this: investors don’t pass on YOU; they pass on opportunity right now for a specific set of reasons. Some of which you know, some of which you don’t know.
Fresh off a Series A fundraise, Rachel McCrickard offers her fundraising guidance—and it’s excellent.
A mistake in fundraising is being ambiguous when it shouldn’t be ambiguous; it should be truly a process.
Josh Sanchez, CEO of FloatMe, has raised over $50M in equity, venture debt, and credit. His message to first-time founders: accountability.
Plan B is another way to make Plan A work.
Alex Raymond, host of the Conscious Entrepreneur Summit, joins us this week to cover imposter syndrome, toxic myths, burnout, and more.
Dama explains how she used “unbiased” opinions (of her strategic investors) to help new investors reach conviction.
Sometimes your choice is between taking any money and running out of money. In those cases, you can’t be selective. But if you can optimize for one thing with your investors, optimize for trust.
Dama identified her weak point in investors minds and forced herself to lean hard into the other direction. It worked.
Men get funded on potential and women get funded on proof.
You can get investment from someone who is not an actual user of it. Founders need to be educators.
I’m stoked for this week’s episodes of #VCMinute. This is the first of many weeks with a guest on the mic 🎙 Kat Weaver is a pitch coach with Power To Pitch and she has fantastic advice. Today’s focus is on tailoring your pitch to specific audiences.
There are three things that I’m looking for in a cold email. 1) What is this business? 2) Is this for me? 3) is this interesting?
Regardless of your situation, the startup world fundamentally changed on Friday. I have two pieces of advice for you. The first is: acknowledge your reality.
“This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” – James Stockdale
Whatever your reality is, own it.
When was the last time that you gave yourself permission to spend time on yourself? It’s not enough to just spend time doing something that you want– to take a break one night and then fret all about the things that you could be doing or should be doing. This is completely counterproductive. Giving yourself permission is the critical part of this.