How much do you want to sell your startup for

How much do you want to sell your startup for?

Tl;dr: You do a startup to make everyone money at an exit. You need to know how much you want to sell for and be able to communicate that to staff, investors, and even your parents. This blog is going to teach you why and provide you some exercises to help figure out that magic goal in a specific figure. …

The pitch deck fuck you list

The pitch deck fuck you list

Tl;dr: Learn a simple but important exercise I teach all founders when they write pitch decks. You need to know what is important and special about your startup so you can write your pitch deck and communicate key points to investors. This will help you cut the bullshite and figure out what you need to communicate Note: I’m presently writing …

Don't lie to investors about who is investing

Don’t lie to investors about who is investing

Tl;dr: Founders will feel the pressure to say things to investors in order to get a deal done. Whilst some claims are OK, others could kill the deal. Lying about who is investing and your metrics are sure-fire ways to get caught. Don’t flat out lie, especially if you can be caught. Don’t lie to investors.  I know you need …

Fundraising process manager tool

Fundraising process manager tool

Tl;dr: Excel and Google sheet tool to manage the outreach to investors during your fundraise process. Track who you are reaching out to, the stage of conversation up to managing the allocation of funds to investors in the round. What this fundraising process manager tool is for If you want to raise money, you need to run a process. You …