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#startuplife Trajectory: Startup—Ideation to Product/Market Fit book launches 4/13

Trajectory: Startup—Ideation to Product/Market Fit book launches 4/13

My new book launches today, 4/13/2021. It’s been quite a journey. Five of my own startups, some success and failures. Working across different programs including Founder Institute, Techstars, and 500 Startups. A season as the SVP of Programs with UP Global (Startup Weekend + Startup America) that included 1200+ events in 120 countries with 74,000 …

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Uncategorized Trajectory: Startup Excerpt

Trajectory: Startup Excerpt

Loading… Dave Parker’s releasing his new book, Trajectory: Startup – Ideation to Product/Market Fit on 3/30/2021. You can order on Amazon https://amzn.com/195329507X. This excerpt is from the research project of 2,654 Seed Round Funded companies over a five + year span that defines the 14 successful Revenue Models.

Entrepreneurship Trajectory: Startup – Ideation to Product/Market Fit

Trajectory: Startup – Ideation to Product/Market Fit

It’s a good day when you get a box of books via FedEx from your publisher @BenBellaBook! The galley proof is the softcover version of a book before it goes to the final hardcover version. It’s an advance copy, in my case the book is shipping March 30, 2021, and is available for pre-order on …

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Uncategorized Dec 2020 – Mar 2021 Cohort

Dec 2020 – Mar 2021 Cohort

Thanks to our sponsors: This is the first cohort of the new program format. We’re shifting from a six month to four-month program. Opening Survey: Is your Idea and Company Venture Ready? Take the survey. Note your score out of 40.

Uncategorized Top Startup Book List + Top 10 Classic Business Books

Top Startup Book List + Top 10 Classic Business Books

I’m an avid reader and a few years ago a friend and I decided to read 100 books in 2017. Though I haven’t stuck to 100, I love a good read, business, strategy, and a solid dose of historic fiction. And yes, to get to 100, you’ll need Audible, Kindle, and the dead tree versions …

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Uncategorized What’s With The Inbound Interest Call or Email?

What’s With The Inbound Interest Call or Email?

If you’re a startup or established company, you’re likely to get inbound calls about a private equity investor that would want to look at your business. What’s the catch? I remember with my first startup when we started to get the “inbound interest” call from Private Equity firms. At first, it was very flattering! People …

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Uncategorized Alliance of Angels Presentation – Models and Methods

Alliance of Angels Presentation – Models and Methods

From the presentation September 2, 2020. Startup Business Model Breakdown 14 Successful Startup Revenue Models Startup Sales Models Startup Marketing Methods and Growth Hacks Pricing

Uncategorized Startup Fundraising Process

Startup Fundraising Process

Why startup fundraising is an enterprise sales process. You need to build relationships with investors – but at volume. Here’s a process, mechanics, and set of tools you can use in your fundraising process. This presentation was for the WTIA Startup Cohort Program – Augusts 2020.

Uncategorized How to Exit Your Startup in 12 Months (or sooner)

How to Exit Your Startup in 12 Months (or sooner)

Seattle’s Alliance of Angels (AoA) sponsored webinar for startup founders and angel investors. July 15, 2020. Hosted by Dave Parker with guests, Mark Upson of NextPath Advisors, Gary Kocher, K&L Gates, and Yi-Jian Ngo of AoA. How to Exit Your Startup in 12 Months (or sooner) from Dave Parker