Entries tagged "VC"

I remember a few years ago talking to a young smart aggressive startup founder who had built his little startup from a silly sounding dream to a high growth reality. There he was… looking at offers from top tier venture capital firms. He was looking at a large injection of Read More

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500 Startups' Dave McLure is no stranger to controversy. He's rarely lost an opportunity to broadcast his tone deaf value system at the top of his lungs. So it should come as no surprise that the master of the F-bomb would release a demotional "promotional" video, UpRound Funk. This kind Read More

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If Donald Trump was pitching a Startup to VCs the way he's pitching himself to the American people, what would that look like? It's going to be YUGE, I tell you! YUGE! Title - Slide #1 The Problem - Slide #2 Solution - Slide 3 The Product - Slide #4 The Technology - Slide #5 Competition Read More

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It happened. It came out of nowhere. Alarm bells started ringing. I could hear Lost In Space's, Robby the Robot in the back of my mind, “Warning Will Robinson Warning.” One of my Portfolio companies came out of Radio Silence. This company has not sent an update to investors in three Read More

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The other day I was sitting in a group of “thought leaders,” and I was surprised to hear a Harvard B school educated, “thought leading,” respected startup founder, ask "Thee Question." I'm talking the dumbest friggin question asked since humankind took to voice. The muy estúpida questionairo. The #1 ranked most Read More

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I've seen a pitch or two in my day. In fact this weekend I saw five startup entrepreneurs pitching to raise capital and in those five pitches I witnessed seven common pitching mistakes. I'd seen these mistakes many times before. One lady made all seven of these errors in one Read More

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By Doug Wendt and featured on his blog at Wendt Partners Do you have an exciting business concept? Perhaps it involves technology that will disrupt a market or change the world. Conventional wisdom says that, after putting in a few months of hard work on your part, designing some wireframes and Read More

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