BLOG

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 …

Read Article Read More

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 …

Read Article Read More

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

Uncategorized What Valuation is Right for Fundraising or Selling?

What Valuation is Right for Fundraising or Selling?

The more mature your company has grown the more data there is to value the business. Early days, you’re valued on potential and market size (TAM) vs financial metrics. For early-stage venture-backed, pre-revenue companies, one of the methods is the Berkus Method. Dave Berkus is a Super Angel based in the LA, CA area. The …

Read Article Read More

#startuplife Startup Board Compensation

Startup Board Compensation

How much should you pay a startup Board Member? Who can you get as an independent startup Board member for the amount you have to pay and the stage of the company? When do you need an independent board member for your startup and what’s the difference between an Advisory Board Member and a real …

Read Article Read More

Go To Market How Startups Need to Think About Marketing Today

How Startups Need to Think About Marketing Today

No doubt the life of an entrepreneur is hectic, especially in the current environment! You’ve got to accomplish everything, seemingly all at once, with not enough people or money to get it done. For most young companies trying to break through and accelerate their growth curve, the focus is on product and sales. Marketing has …

Read Article Read More