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6 Shark Tank mistakes that kill deals

For the past 10 years I've been watching "Shark Tank." Along with The Profit, it's one of my favorite shows. I've even tried to watch some of the international versions (which are unwatchable.) After 10 years of episodes and together with my experiences as an investor and startup advisor, judge...

For the past 10 years I’ve been watching “Shark Tank.” Along with The Profit, it’s one of my favorite shows. I’ve even tried to watch some of the international versions (which are unwatchable.) After 10 years of episodes and together with my experiences as an investor and startup advisor, judge of business plan competitions and my own entrepreneur experiences since...

Lies We Tell Startups: Funding, Home runs and All Star Startup Founders

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain There is a lot of material for entrepreneurs that's posted on social media, in magazines and in the press.  A lot of it is great, but some...

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” – Mark Twain There is a lot of material for entrepreneurs that’s posted on social media, in magazines and in the press.  A lot of it is great, but some is not helpful and may even be shared to promote the agenda of a company trying to sell...

How Not to Pitch Investors

Finding money can be an important part of starting a company. However, it may not be necessary as we cover here.  But if you are looking for funding, be mindful of doing it the right way.   Pitching to someone you want to work with or asking them for money is...

Finding money can be an important part of starting a company. However, it may not be necessary as we cover here.  But if you are looking for funding, be mindful of doing it the right way.   Pitching to someone you want to work with or asking them for money is a subtle art.  There’s a right way and a wrong way.  In the video below we discuss how NOT to pitch to investors. Why did I feel it...

The startup funding ecosystem

If you're thinking about raising funds for your company, it helps to know all the options, especially if you're considering trying to raise funds from Angels or VCs (Venture Capitalists).  Having a knowledge of the startup funding ecosystem will help you know how to navigate the tricky shark-infested waters. https://youtu.be/B8qSyhvDHQ4 Related: Financial Independence...

If you’re thinking about raising funds for your company, it helps to know all the options, especially if you’re considering trying to raise funds from Angels or VCs (Venture Capitalists).  Having a knowledge of the startup funding ecosystem will help you know how to navigate the tricky shark-infested waters.

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