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#startuplife Product Market Fit and your Exit

Product Market Fit and your Exit

How you value your company will be greatly impacted by your current momentum – especially in sales and revenue growth. Is product-market fit a mystical thing? Not really, though it can be defined that way at times (mostly as something you don’t yet have). For some B2C companies, it’s a radical point of customer adoption. …

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#startuplife Prepping for Exit

Prepping for Exit

Is it time to sell your company? Preparing to exit your startup can be an emotional process, filled with ups and downs – and that’s even before you hire a banker! This post has been promoted to a page That’s why I’ve joined my former teammate at Techstars, Jessica Ford, the Director and publisher of …

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Startup Fundraising Seattle Startup Week #SSW2019 – Funding Readiness

Seattle Startup Week #SSW2019 – Funding Readiness

Is your startup Venture Ready? This presentation was made at Seattle Startup Week 2019, October 25, 2019. It includes an overview of: Venture Ready Score Business and Revenue Models for Startups Fundraising 101 – what’s the process 13 Slides for your slide deck

Entrepreneurship Well, that was unexpected! #LebanonProtest

Well, that was unexpected! #LebanonProtest

I have been fortunate to travel to some amazing places in my life. I never take it for granted. I grew up in a small town and didn’t get on a plane until I was 20. (Edited to correct the hashtag) What I love about working with founders is that the defy amazing odds and …

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Go To Market The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch – Refreshed (it’s 13)

The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch – Refreshed (it’s 13)

For years I’ve been directing founders to the Guy Kawasaki ten, twenty, thirty, (10 20 30) PowerPoint Slides blog post. It’s a great post about decks and very relevant if you have an idea vs. a product and business you want to communicate, or if you’re early in the pitching process or preparing for an …

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Venture Ready Venture Ready Checklist – Bahrain Oct 2019

Venture Ready Checklist – Bahrain Oct 2019

Take the Survey I’m excited to join you in Bahrain with Flat6 Labs starting in October 2019! We’ll use this survey to evaluate your startup both before and after the program – it will help identify areas of strengths and weaknesses in your startup. Dave Parker How do investors evaluate your startup company? Let me …

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Venture Ready Venture Ready Checklist – Beirut Oct 2019

Venture Ready Checklist – Beirut Oct 2019

Take the Survey I’m excited to join you in Beirut Lebanon with Flat6 Labs starting in October 2019! We’ll use this survey to evaluate your startup both before and after the program – it will help identify areas of strengths and weaknesses in your startup. Dave Parker How do investors evaluate your startup company? Let …

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Uncategorized Venture Ready Checklist – KC

Venture Ready Checklist – KC

Take the Survey I’m excited to join you in Kansas City with OHUB starting in September 2019! We’ll use this survey to evaluate your startup both before and after the program – it will help identify areas of strengths and weaknesses of your company and idea. Dave Parker How do investors evaluate your startup company? …

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Uncategorized How to Price your Startup Product

How to Price your Startup Product

How are software prices determined? You have a new startup product and SaaS company! Congratulations, how are you going to price the product? Pricing is based on research and data – not opinion or passion. To have a sustainable business you’ll need to make money. This presentation was originally provided to the WTIA Cohort Program. …

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Startup Boards Creating a Successful Startup Board

Creating a Successful Startup Board

This has been promoted to its own page A Startup Board of Directors or Advisory Board is very different than a board of directors for a public company or a mature company. We’re trying to get you to scale, we’re not worried about public stock prices yet. I joined my first outside Board in 2003 …

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