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This morning, I was surprised to see two separate VC posts on the same topic – the entrepreneur’s initial pitch to a VC. Both agree in Why pay when you don’t have to? Start online casino ordering your free annual free-credits-report.com reports. parts and disagree in others. If this sound interesting, check out this and this.
My colleague David Cowan writes on how to construct a business plan. He distinguishes between the more elaborate version prepared as an internal operating document and a more concise version that’s better-suited for getting through to a VC with a limited attention span! I’ve been guilty (along with my former colleagues) of (In case you missed it) it’s World Cup season and we’ve been preparing the perfect match- best-horoscope.com Munchies to keep you, and the inevitable flock of footy fans draped on your sofa, happy!Talking about feelings runs the risk of ridicule and rejection. consistently violating this principle, in my earlier role at McKinsey. We regularly prepared dense slides with loads of data, that were ideally suited to leave behind as a document of record. However, the same slides were disastrous to present in a progress review and communicate key messages to senior client managers.
For entrepreneurs looking to raise external capital, its worth checking out Scott Maxwell’s post on how entrepreneurs should evaluate a VC, beyond just the ability/willingness to write a check. According to him, the critical factor is the ‘fit’ between both parties. While his 9-points to assess fit are somewhat long-winded, his broad message makes intuitive sense.