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50 Questions: To what extent should I encourage competition between VCs?
Nic Brisbourne has recently given his own take on the question of investor competition, which I looked at in an earlier 50 questions post on competitive tension. We both agree on the main points; narrow your options...
- Posted 403 days ago
50 questions: Do i need “competitive tension” in my fundraising process?
How many VCs do you want competing to invest in you? It’s not a facetious question. Too few, and there is no sense of urgency or competitive tension. Too many, and you can be bewildered by choice, leaving...
- Posted 480 days ago
50 questions: “Creating a business plan is not about bullshitting a document”
This week’s question is really entitled “What are the most common mistakes in a business plan?”, but Nic provided a succinct way of thinking about his answers, and I decided to quote that in the headline above.
- Posted 643 days ago
50 questions: If you’re raising money, what questions should you ask the venture capitalist?
There are two different sets of questions you want to ask your VC. One is to find out whether you are comfortable committing to a business marriage over the next decade, a topic I covered in What...
- Posted 669 days ago
50 questions: What makes a good investor?
Raising venture capital is a sales process. It is also a buying process. You are building a long-term relationship with a partner who will be with you for half a decade or more, sharing vital financial decisions...
- Posted 753 days ago