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Start-up tips, venture funding 101

I don’t talk too much about the business of making businesses: but having been through the hurdles a few times and having sat on almost every side of the table, I wanted to share some of my lessons learned.

First off… money is nice, but it isn’t the end goal of venture capital or growing a gigantic business. The experience and talent VC’s can bring to a start-up can be immense (or completely void) and the biggest asset usually becomes the investor’s network.

So from my viewpoint, the three main assets in order of importance:

Evolving your business trends… don’t slide down the curve

I apologize if I this article jumps a bit, but I will endeavor to tie it back together…

There is this great statement in the Harvard Business Review that details bullet points of my own thoughts around my eight year old son and an alarming problem in big business:

“When a 12-year-old can gather information faster, process it more efficiently, reference more diverse professionals, and get volunteer guidance from better sources than you can at work, how can you pretend to be competitive?..” Read more