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The 6 Mistakes That Will Kill Startups in 2018

Business success requires business preparation. You don’t have to be a master tactician, but you do need to have a plan in place. This plan will act as a foundation for everything you want to achieve.<p>In my book, The Art of Startup Fundraising, I discuss how being alert to potential mistakes, and …

Startups

How To Fundraise For Your Business And Beat The Odds

Fundraising is tough and is likely something founders will need to do several times as their company grows.<p>The odds of raising capital are small, however. If you’re in that lucky group of founders who successfully closed a round of funding, over time, your chances of having continued success at …

Should I Go To Business School?

Here I was, into my sixth year as an entrepreneur (and 5 months pregnant!) with an undergraduate degree from Parsons, in Design and Management, having founded, built and acquired 2 companies (1000 Angels- top tier startup investing platform, CoFoundersLab- one of the largest networks of …

9 Traits Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Entrepreneurship is not a job description. It is a lifestyle full of sacrifices with missed birthdays and other important dates from friends and …

Venture Capital

This Is The Main Reason Why Startups Fail

It’s well known that a high percentage of startups fail. The exact number is hard to pin down particularly since we all don’t agree on what …

9 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Until The Very Last Page

Entrepreneurs have a very steep learning curve ahead of them. Any of these books should be a must read for anyone that is looking to build a …

6 Ways to Attract Investors to Your Startup

One of the biggest myths I have found in the entrepreneur community is that every startup needs one or more outside investors for credibility and …

Venture Capital

Tech Titan Shares Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

I was very fortunate to come across the pitch deck template that is shared in this blog post during the early days of my entrepreneurial journey. The …

This Startup Pitch Deck Landed $65M And a $865M Valuation

Raising a round of financing is one of the toughest things an early stage company will need to face at some point. Fundraising is actually getting …

Here‘s How Entrepreneurs Go From $0 To $5M in Funding

During the writing of my book, <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising</i>, I tried to distill all of my learnings during my years connecting startups with …

​Here's How Startup Fundraising Works

Via 1000 Angels, the platform where we connect investors with entrepreneurs, I have been exposed to how the process of startups getting funded really …

Venture Capital

This Is The Biggest Reason Why Entrepreneurs Fail At Fundraising

As I explain on the Fundraising Certificate, which is a 3 week comprehensive course where entrepreneurs learn everything related to fundraising, …

Venture Capital

From Broke To A Billionaire Overnight - Here‘s How You Do It

I have covered the subject of fundraising extensively in this blog and also in my book <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising,</i> since fundraising is one of the …

Billionaire Investor Reveals How Entrepreneurs Should Fundraise In A Down Market

According to many experts we are in a market in which it is a little bit more complicated to raise capital for startups. As I describe in my book, <i>The</i> …

Venture Capital

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Snapchat‘s Leaked Pitch Deck

I was very lucky to come across this pitch deck used by Snapchat back in 2014. To provide some background, Snapchat is a photo messaging app that …

Startups

What startups should look for in an investor

For entrepreneurs looking to grow their business, fundraising is a common path to take.<p>But to ensure the business is pushed in the right direction, …

Venture Capital

Silicon Valley Legend Creates Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel cofounded Paypal with Elon Musk and Max Levchin in 1998. They sold this company to eBay in a deal worth over $1B. He then founded several …

Venture Capital

What Returns Can I Expect From Startup Investing

As startup investing increasingly becomes a key investment strategy for many who are looking to add high-risk, high-potential-reward alternative assets to their portfolio, the next step is understanding what type of potential returns this uncorrelated asset class can yield. Some questions I hear a …

7 Sources of Capital Entrepreneurs Can Leverage For Their Business

Raising capital is one of the hardest things entrepreneurs need to do to build their business. It is full of ups and downs and in essence it is a …

Venture Capital

The 11 Year Old Entrepreneur That Just Landed $11M

Mikaila Ulmer of Sugar Land, TX is definitely one of those rare stories in entrepreneurship. According to the Kauffman Foundation the average age of …

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Google Launches The Ultimate Pitch Deck Template For Startups

Google just launched on Google Slides a killer template that startups can use to put together their story in order to fundraise. To give birth to …

Study Reveals Troublesome and Stubborn Kids Make The Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Over the course of last week, during the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I have been asked several times what was the type of …

Entrepreneurship

How To Sell Your Company In 30 Seconds

During the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising this week, I found entrepreneurs that I met over the course of my speaking engagements …

Elevator Pitches

38 Startup Pitch Decks From Companies That Changed The World

To celebrate the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I thought it would be interesting to put together a blog post with a good amount …

3 Toxic Investor Types Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

One of the worst mistakes an entrepreneur can make is to bring onboard during a round of financing a toxic investor into the cap table of the …

Venture Capital