Founders and Fundraising
The Five Traits You Want In Angel Investors
The one thing that you can almost never recover from is choosing the wrong investor or investors to work with. I’ve seen the wrong investors kill or almost kill too many startups to count. I want you to know what are the five traits of good angel investors. In today’s video, I’m going to explain…Read More
Why You Should Tell Investors About All Your Competitors
I learned a really great lesson years ago about the power of controlling the flow of information. Let me set the scene for you. I was watching a company pitch to the VC fund I was an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at. The CEO went out of his way to talk about the competition, the…Read More
What Should Your Startup Vesting Be?
You and your co-founder start your company, and you divide up the equity between you. It sounds simple enough, right. Then you raise money and your new investors demand you have a vesting schedule for your equity. So the question is are your investors right? Do you really need a vesting schedule for your equity?…Read More
Can You Get Investors To Respond To Cold Emails?
When I was feeling really desperate (a common occurrence when I was raising our initial funding), I would build up a list of potential investors I had no way of getting a warm introduction to. You can learn how to develop a cold email that works too. Just follow these three steps: Step 1:…Read More
When Should Your Startup Raise Funding?
Most CEOs wait too long before they raise their seed funding or venture funding, which almost always results in their startups failing. I don’t want that to happen to you. In today’s video, I’m going to explain to you: Should you raise funding? What you’ll need to raise funding? Who you should raise money from?…Read More
Can You Build A $40M ARR Startup With Only $80K?
“It’s amazing what we’ve accomplished considering we started with $80,000,” “Jason,” the founding CEO of a company I’m working with, said. “Now, we’re preparing to sell the company for a lot of money.” Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here. “Most people don’t get to the level you’ve gotten…Read More
What Should You Never Say To An Investor?
There are some things you’ll never want to say to investors. You’re likely to think they’re smart, but, in the blink of an eye, you’ll have cost yourself a potential investment. Worse yet, you won’t even know why the investor said no. I don’t want that to happen to you. That’s why in today’s video,…Read More
How Should You Value A Startup Without Revenue?
It’s a mystery to startup CEOs on how you should value a startup, let alone a startup with no revenue. Why is one startup with no revenue worth $1 million and another startup with no revenue worth over $100 million. In today’s video I’ll explain startup valuation methods that you can try, how investors will…Read More
How To Present Your Product Roadmap To Investors
When you pitch investors, they are going to expect to see your product roadmap. It’s a critical slide because you need to convince investors that your product strategy makes sense. In today’s video, I’m going to walk you through the five things you need to do to nail your product roadmap slide. I hope you…Read More
What Investors Really Want To See In Your Pitch Deck
Before you pitch any investors, you’re going to need to know what investors actually want to see in your pitch deck. And you’re going to need to know the order those slides should be presented in. In today’s video, I’ll show you the ten slides you’ll need in your investor pitch deck, the order these…Read More