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Six Ways Acquirers Value Your Company board fundraising scale-up Dec 09, 2020

There’s a lot of PR attached to $100M+ acquisitions, which makes them seem more common than they actually are. In reality, only a small fraction of companies ever get...

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12 Storytelling Techniques for Pitching Your Business communications fundraising idea-stage Apr 04, 2019

Facts tell but stories sell. The following storytelling techniques will transform your pitch narrative from flat to fantastic.

Do you know the most effective way to...

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Fundraising Strategies to Raise a Series A founders fundraising seed-stage Apr 03, 2019

If you want to be one of the 15% of seed-funded tech companies that raise a Series A, keep reading.

In this essay, we’ll run through my Top 36 fundraising tips. But...

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How to Get Acquired: 3 Strategies for Startups board fundraising scale-up Apr 01, 2019

I was so sure that I would raise the money.

The whole board was convinced too.

After two long years of hard graft, Spotnight—our mobile app to show you the quirkiest...

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Write a Better Company Vision for your Start-up communications founders fundraising leadership Mar 23, 2019

The term vision was always too fluffy for my liking. It conjured up notions of countryside retreats, with campfires, guitars, and mild hallucinogenic...

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How to Attract Investors: 10 Tips for Investor Meetings board fundraising scale-up Mar 13, 2019

It takes more than a good pitch to make investors love you. Here are some behaviours that make a great impression on the other side of the table.

I’ve given many hundreds...

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Is There Such a Thing as a Bad Startup Idea? fundraising idea-stage product Mar 08, 2019

Not all startup ideas are created equal. After seeing a lot of startups come and go, I’ve noticed patterns in the way founders describe their ideas, and whether they end...

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The Risks of Raising VC Too Soon founders fundraising Mar 07, 2019

When entrepreneurs ask me how to raise the money to build their product idea, my answer is always the same: you’re asking the wrong question.

I’ve managed to raise...

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How to Build Investor Relationships Early founders fundraising pre-revenue Mar 06, 2019

If you’re reaching out to investors only when you need their money, you’re reaching out too late. Here’s how to start building relationships with investors...

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The Structure of the Perfect Pitch communications fundraising idea-stage Feb 27, 2019

When it comes to startup summaries, everyone’s a critic. But here’s a pitch formula to help you grab an investor's attention—and hold it. 

Business...

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