Typo on paragraph 1:
"Too often VCs focus on their expectations of what companies need to persent and prepare because we are in the business of looking at dozens of potential investments every month and..."
Did you intend to write present rather than persent?
Good post and thank you very much for the Unbounce plug. Considering all the options out there to easily build/launch a website, we’ve been pleasantly surprised how much the entrepreneurial community has embraced Unbounce. Looking forward to your next post.
Kirill, great post, thanks. Looking forward to seeing the others in the series.
On a related note, I've written a series of blog posts about our experience raising $1MM for AppMakr. The raise took us 14 weeks, and my goal is to help other entrepreneurs do it more quickly and efficiently. You can read about my "Fundraising Cribsheet Manifesto" at http://go.DanielOdio.com/manifesto . Hope it's helpful for readers looking for pre-VC angel funding.
DROdio Daniel, thanks for the compliment. I took a look at the graphics and the talk you gave. As you can tell from some of my prior posts, I am a big "visualization" fan. And that was one awesome, though complex graphic. Like the conclusions you are making based on visual evidence. Will add it to my "arsenal of advice".
About MeI am the Managing Director of RTP Ventures, the U.S. operation of a $700M+ international Venture Capital fund. I was also a Venture Partner at Greycroft. I am a three-time founder and CEO of software companies including Plumtree Software and Elastra. Spent most of my life working on databases and working with VCs. Finally bit the bullet and joined one. Ready for something new. Passionate and intense about Software and New York City. (I know where the title comes from, and... the falcon can not hear the falconer)
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