We have some innovative new *S.H.I.T. to Share —
*[Strategies, Hypotheses, Ideas, Theories]
— and, to be honest, we really think it could be GAME-CHANGING(!) for Idea Stage / Early Stage Entrepreneurs!
[TL;DR: Identical service sells to Google for $95 Million a year later]
The year was 2005… my “Rejection Hotline” and a few other “Humor Hotlines” were super-viral, reaching millions of people, tons of media coverage… and I had a few other random (viral) ventures that were reaching a million or more people as well. (I had figured out the FEW things I was GREAT at… *BUT* I had yet to acknowledge the MANY things I SUCK at.)
You can call me “Debbie Downer” or “Negative Nancy” [though I prefer Realistic Rick or Logical Larry or Accurate Alex], but the harsh truth is…
If ~99% of startups FAIL, yet ~100% of entrepreneurs BELIEVE they’ll be the ~1% to succeed, then YOUR #Assumptions, #Beliefs, #Confidence about YOUR startup, simply can NOT be viewed as objective or valid (because MOST — if not ALL! — entrepreneurs will feel the same way about THEIR startup)…
So, the honest/harsh (objective!) reality is that you (and your startup) are NOT A SMART BET (for an investor — or even for yourself to make…
*Proof of Concept?
*Proof of Assumptions?
*Proof of Product/Market Fit?
*Proof of any Reliable OBJECTIVE Indicators (of better-than-average odds of success)?
Maybe that came out wrong. We’ll explain…
Startup *S.H.I.T. to Share! *Strategies/Hypotheses/Insights/Theories (to discuss/debate/demonstrate)