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50 Questions: If I raise venture capital what differences will it make to how I have to run my business?

By on March 21, 2012

Together with Nic Brisbourne of The Equity Kicker / DFJ Esprit, I am writing a series of 50 questions you should ask when raising venture capital. We expect the series to run for a year, after which we will collate the answers into a book. We view this as a collaboration, so please comment to help make this series even more useful.

This is question #48 in the series.


Will the way you run your business change after raising venture capital? Yes. How will it change? The short answer is that you will be under much more pressure to stay on-plan – your job now is to execute your business plan and find an exit. For the long answer, go to Nic Brisbourne’s post on the Equity Kicker: 50 Questions: If I raise venture capital what differences will it make to how I have to run my business?

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com