August 27th, 2015

Is it considered normal to pay oneself -- as Founder -- enough to cover cost-of-living when seeking Seed Funding?  I understand expectations for Series... More

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Nerea Anderson CEO at YumClub

October 27th, 2015

Thank you.

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November 1st, 2015

Angel Investors and VCs ask all kinds of questions. As a founder or a CEO what makes sense not to tell this types of investors and for what reason? Is... More

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Stephanie Pia Corporate Marketing at South Mill Mushroom Sales / Kaolin Mushroom Farms

September 1st, 2016

Many VCs find it a turn off when you hit them with an NDA. I wonder if they are a waste of time during the initial phases of fundraising. More

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Jason Rubitsky Mechanical Designer/ BIM Coordinator at BuroHappold

February 28th, 2016

Hi All,I'm looking to see if anyone could share insight on their pitch deck experiences within the seed funding stage.  I'm currently in the process... More

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July 25th, 2015

From what I understand, startup CEOs pretty much expect not to pay themselves when starting a company. When you have no profit or much funding yet,... More

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Navneet (Ricky) Advisor at Totally Square Records

January 23rd, 2016

If you're an investor advising me here, please do ping me separately if you are interested in hearing my pitch.All my career, I have been coming up... More

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February 11th, 2016

Where I'm at: I'm 1yr in, $10k out of pocket, and my prototype is a demonstrable proof-of-concept but not ready for user testing.... More

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Syed Bukhari FinTech SME & Digital Business Innovation Strategist @ Gartner

December 13th, 2014

From what I understand, most methods used to raise funds for a start-up require a working prototype. Are there any ways to... More

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Mike S Director at Vector Analytics

August 7th, 2015

Have tested idea. Need $200k to launch and survive for initial long sales cycle. Pre-money evaluation is $1.2m. Seed investor interested to fund $200k... More

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