They Are Going To Raise Money And Then Have An Exit

Tim Denning
May 22, 2019 · 5 min read
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“And how much revenue have they done to date?”

This question is the magic question that seems to stop most startups and entrepreneurs in their tracks. Working in finance, I had this conversation one too many times. Tech companies came to me and it scared the hell out of me.

  • Do product
  • Talk about product
  • Raise money for product
  • Exit business
  • The end
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Here’s what your focus should be:

Build something that solves a problem you’re obsessed with

There’s nothing better than finding a problem that pisses you off or causes you pain and then solving it. It’s seriously rewarding and it can become your life’s legacy.

Work with people who you love hanging out with

I was thinking back over my career a few weeks ago and something that stood out for me was that it’s the people I’ve met through business that has been the real highlight.


Make money to solve more problems or teach someone how to do the same

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Aim for:

  1. Thinking of money as a way to solve more problems that interest you
  2. (Next level shit) Teaching other entrepreneurs how to make money so they too can solve their first problem and hopefully many more

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Tim Denning

Written by

Aussie Blogger — Writer for CNBC & Business Insider. Inspiring the world through Personal Development and Entrepreneurship. www.timdenning.com

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Tim Denning

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Aussie Blogger — Writer for CNBC & Business Insider. Inspiring the world through Personal Development and Entrepreneurship. www.timdenning.com

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