In a conversation with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadela, Paypal CEO Dan Schumer asked him, “What is the biggest challenge of being a CEO?” Nadela reverted how multi-constituent the job is and being able to harmonize these multi-constituent interests is the super important challenge.
You see, before he joined Microsoft, the company had a rigid, inf…Read more
GoEdu Courses started the topic How Do You Find Venture Capital Investors Without People Stealing Your Idea ? in the forum Start-up Entrepreneurship 1 year, 11 months ago
No steps are necessary to protect your ideas before you pitch to VCs except for one. I’ll get back to that later.
But first, a story:
“We can stop right there,” the VC said to my cofounder “John”.
John, to my surprise, had just asked the VC to sign an NDA.
“I’m not signing an NDA,” the VC continued.
It was the first sign of paranoia fr…Read more
The first company I ever invested in had great technology. In fact, it was clear to me the technology was great, but I wasn’t sure how good the CEO was.
I decided to invest anyways, and the company failed about two years later. All I had left to show for my investment was a tax write-off.
The second company I ever invested in the VP of E…Read more
There is one common factor, that founders know, but often lose track of in their pitch: every VC, at any stage, is looking for outliers. No matter the price or how early or late.
Your pitch, your team, your metrics, your market position, your vision, your TAM, your everything, should honestly and transparently but aggressively and positively…Read more
GoEdu Courses started the topic Some Tips & Advice On Winning When Pitching To Investors in the forum Start-up Entrepreneurship 1 year, 11 months ago
Everyone is a bit different, but here are some general tips to win:
Cold email works — if it’s great: Pick the top investors you’d most like to pitch and send them an incredible email. Include the deck. Include the numbers. Make it count. But cold email, if it’s great, does work. More here.
Follow up, at least once: Don’t expect VCs to do all th…Read more
GoEdu Courses started the topic How To Take Advantage From a Offer of a Venture Capital ? in the forum Start-up Entrepreneurship 1 year, 11 months ago
There are some good suggestions in this post, so allow me to discuss on this issue:
You can take money from just a single angel
You can possibly convince a big-time VC to invest in you
You can take money from an angle and convince a big-time VC to invest
You can go bust and have both withdraw
The first thing to remember is that, especially in…Read more
GoEdu Courses started the topic What Do An Investor Look For When Investing in a Start-up? in the forum Start-up Entrepreneurship 1 year, 11 months ago
একটি পরিমাপযোগ্য, Demandable ও সুদূরপ্রসারী আইডিয়া:
একজন Investor কে বিনিয়োগের জন্য রাজি করাতে হলে একজন Entrepreneur কে এমন একটি আইডিয়া তার সামনে উপস্থাপন করতে হবে যা বর্তমান মার্কেটে কাস্টমারের চাহিদা অনুযায়ী একটি Demandable আইডিয়া। সেই সাথে আইডিয়াটি হতে হবে সুদূরপ্রসারী ও পরিমাপযোগ্য অর্থাৎ যে কোন Investor এই আইডিয়ার Negative…Read more
GoEdu Courses started the topic What Points On Your Pitch Can Convince An Investor? in the forum Start-up Entrepreneurship 1 year, 11 months ago
একজন বিনিয়োগকারীর মুখোমুখি হওয়া যে কোন উদ্যোক্তার জন্য একটি গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ব্যাপার কারণ কোন ভাবে যদি সেই বিনিয়োগকারীকে Convince করা যায় তবে ব্যবসার মূলধন নিয়ে আর কোন চিন্তা করতে হবে না। কিন্তু একজন বিনিয়োগকারী যে কিনা একজন দক্ষ ব্যবসায়ী, তাকে Convince করে তার কাছ থেকে টাকা বের করে নিয়ে আসাটা সহজ কোন বিষয় নয়। আপনি যদি একজন নতুন উদ্যোক্তা হয়ে থাকে…Read more
There are some problems in Angel Investing. Let’s find out about them in detail.
Massive, Systemic Overvaluation
Many new startups think they can raise at a $5M cap. Because that’s the average cap they see on AngelList. As some VCs have noted, the price of your cap is the price of your startup. If your cap is too high, many investors like me…Read more
GoEdu Courses started the topic How can you convince an unknown Venture Capital company? in the forum Start-up Entrepreneurship 1 year, 11 months ago
How can you convince a Venture Capital company, which you don’t know personally? Let’s find out the solution by understanding a conversation between a young entrepreneur & a venture capitalist.
“Have you thought about pitching Opus Capital,” the VC said to me. “They just funded another company in your space, so maybe they’d be a good fit.”…Read more
GoEdu Courses started the topic What do an investor look for when investing in a start-up? in the forum Start-up Entrepreneurship 1 year, 11 months ago
Key Topics Investors Will Ask About:
1. Customer Problem: description of customer pain and how you solve it–concept & key elements
2. Product Overview: what you do, for whom, and why it’s compelling
3. Key Players: founders, key team members, and key advisors, with industry backgrounds and expertise
4. Market Opportunity: market size, growth…Read more
Capital money is a major factor in starting a business. There are many who can not start a business due to lack of money. So the plan to become an entrepreneur has to be dropped. But if you can’t manage money, never get frustrated. You have to solve the problem of how to manage money. Let’s take a look at how you can solve the problem of raising…Read more
GoEdu Courses started the topic Importance of Innovation & Entrepreneurial Education in Bangladesh in the forum Start-up Entrepreneurship 1 year, 11 months ago
There are a lot of people in our country who can only provide solutions & ideas to any problem but they are no longer found when implementing those solutions & ideas. Due to which our country and society never progress and improve. So, it is high time to find all kinds of Innovative, Creative, Doers & Entrepreneurial minded students in our…Read more
GoEdu Courses started the topic Entrepreneurial Mindset: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur in the forum Start-up Entrepreneurship 1 year, 11 months ago
The sharp rise in unemployment across the globe, being occasioned by unprecedented pandemic outbreaks such as the COVID-19 Coronavirus has left entire economies and industries crippled, not to mention the high health risk due to exposure associated with human contact. Some industries such as the travel and hospitality industries have been…Read more
And the damage from Shark Tank goes on…
A few years ago a CEO of a pre-revenue startup reached out to me for guidance. The company was preparing to raise money.
The CEO said to me during the initial consultation, “We’ve had a 409A valuation done on the company, and the valuation indicates the company is worth $20M.
“We’re trying to raise $2M…Read more
If you are thinking of investing your money, you may need to know how to invest effectively. Following information shared by Mr. Adam Fyed, Founder of Global Online Financial Advisory Firm Jan 8, will help you get some idea:
What do I need to know about investing?
The basics in any domain is key. If you want to get fit, the basics of good…Read more