Hello Future CEO. You ready?
“Hi am Mr. XXX ,entreprenuer founder and ceo of YYY (tech based electronic company) we had a business plan which worth billions and now we are looking for funding of our startup and deck of the project is listed below….thank you expecting a positive response from you with eagle eyes….”
I receive emails like these — about a dozen of them — every week. I usually respond to them with some feedback and refer them to some angel networks or a funding platform like LetsVenture. I try to be helpful.
But if they do manage to raise money, I’d be really surprised. I’ve realized that entrepreneurs won’t take feedback till they are ready to receive it.
This is a perspective that might help.
1. Investors probably see a thousand pitches a month — all of them claiming to be the next big thing (so there is no point telling them you are going to be the next big thing). I’ve seen time and time again that with the right entrepreneur, it is usually the investors who will make that remark as to how big this can potentially become.
2. If you claim that you are potentially a future CEO of a billion-dollar company, you have to communicate like one. The gap between where one is, and where one needs to be (communicating like Girish of Freshworks or Jack Ma of Ali baba— that too in the next 5–6 years) will give you some idea as to how feasible this is going to be.
The problem one sees with most startups that fail (or get stuck) is that the readiness demanded of the startup outpaces the ability of the entrepreneur to catch up.
Success is when opportunity meets readiness. You have to make the investment in yourself BEFORE finding the opportunity.
As Arnold Mascarenhas shared, “The best part about making a million dollars is the person you HAVE TO become to make a million dollars”