In simpler times, people gave out business cards and this was the main resource that would be used to get in contact with that person after you met them for the first time.
Of course, business cards still exist. But then so does LinkedIn, email, messaging apps, and a whole host of other networking tools that keep people connected, even before they get to meet in real life.
The main point is that business cards used to mean something. A good card could see you stand out from the crowd. …
There is no magic formula when it comes to getting things exactly right in every single meeting.
Everybody is different. And what interests one individual or group of people may not have any significance at all for another.
Flexibility and an ability to adapt to your environment and the moment are essential when conducting successful meetings or making good first impressions.
There are some tried and tested key areas that you should be focusing on, however, when you are meeting VCs.
VCs are inundated with requests for meetings and pitches on a daily basis. …
If nobody ever told you before, the truth should come out now: the vast majority of startups fail.
Unfortunately, this is simply a fact of life. It’s a tough world out there and everybody is competing for the same piece of the pie.
Unless your startup has a unique idea behind it, it’s almost certain that you’ll be entering into a crowded field where you are up against as equally smart and dedicated professionals as yourself.
Even if your idea is the most unique in the world, you could still fail if you don’t go about putting it into practice in the right way. …
It is the massive investment boost that could take your startup to the next level, setting you on the road to a very profitable exit in the not too distant future.
The problem with getting that VC money is that you are operating in a crowded market. There are many great startups out there and everybody is competing for the same dollars.
Here we will take a quick look at some of the most important things you should be paying attention to if you want to stand out from the crowd and make that VC money your own.
The problem with some startups is that they overestimate how ready they are to be taking on VC money. …
Your pitch deck is your route to generating the capital from investors that will allow your business to scale up, or turn a great idea into a fully functioning new product or service.
You should not underestimate the importance of your pitch deck as your potential investors will be having dozens of these pushed at them every day.
If you have already caught an investor’s attention enough for them to want to see your deck, you’ve got to ensure that yours is a good as it possibly can be.
There is no magic number but you need to be conscious of the fact that most investors will only spend between 2.5 …