(This article is focused on raising money for startups with an African focus but it contains some great generic advice on for all startups on needed steps before spending considerable time in fundraising.) This first step is actually common everywhere, entrepreneurs think they deserve financing when its just an idea in their head all the way up to startups showing significant progress but are probably stalling and need significant technical/business help and capital infusion to grow their venture. Also fundraising takes a significant a
Investor Presentation Guidelines (The 7P’s you can do it on a napkin!) Southwest Airlines business plan was conceived on a cocktail napkin. Compaq Co
The initial section covers what to do before you approach a VC (or if you should even raise VC at all), the middle section is what the presentation y
Not all VC firms are the same. Fund size, fund tenure (how far into the current fund is the firm?), firm’s track record, partner’s areas of interest
This is a talk on pitching startups to Investors given to students in Stanford’s business plan competition. Lots of good advice.
The talk was reco
All venture capitalists have probably experienced a bad pitch from an entrepreneur. But a couple years ago, the team at Canaan Partners heard a real
You need tons of money. You have no financial contacts. Where can you turn? Many entrepreneurs have found what they need in venture forums.
Try this google search to get a list of many venture forums
The Venture Forum is Produced by LARTA.ORG. The format includes startup company pitches to investors, and general networking sessions.
At the Techcrunch 50 event, they had a panel of VC’s answering 20 questions on a wide variety of subjects. You can read the full text here or watch