Entrepreneurship

How to Talk About Valuation When a VC Asks

How to Talk About Valuation When a VC Asks

One of the hardest things about the fund-raising process for entrepreneurs is that you’re trying to raise money from people…

How to Talk About Valuation When a VC Asks

How to Talk About Valuation When a VC Asks

One of the hardest things about the fund-raising process for entrepreneurs is that you’re trying to raise money from people…

How to Improve Your Odds of Getting to Yes with a VC — “Land and Expand”

How to Improve Your Odds of Getting to Yes with a VC — “...

If you’ve read any of my ongoing series on fund raising from venture capitalist (episode 1 — controlling your psychology) you no…

How Can The Government Lend ‘Aadhaar’ To Indian Startups?

How Can The Government Lend ‘Aadhaar’ To Indian Startups...

By way of introduction, especially to readers unfamiliar with the Hindi language and the Indian economy, Aadhaar is a Hindi…

How much is your company worth - Why you shouldn’t care!

How much is your company worth — Why you shouldn’t care!...

I was recently speaking to a few entrepreneurs after a panel discussion and the topic of valuations came up. One…

Gender Biases Persists, But India's Women Entrepreneurs Still On The Rise

Gender Bias Persists, But Indian Women Entrepreneurs Sti...

“The percentage of the women entrepreneurs who have completed the lifecycle of entrepreneurship (in India) is a small fraction,” opined…

There are no Shortcuts: Why Showing up In Person is Ever...

You had an amazing meeting with an investor. Your product demo crushed. The dialog was great. They told you how…

Ditch your slides when you pitch!

Ditch your slides when you pitch

For most entrepreneurs, pitching to funders means preparing a deck (usually using Microsoft PowerPoint), and then using this presentation to convince…

What’s the FIRST thing you need to do before fund raisin...

There is an old management saying, “measure twice, cut once” which refers to the benefit of doing some planning. It’s…

How To Launch A SaaS Startup Without VC Funding

How To Launch A SaaS Startup Without VC Funding

Launching a startup is a very difficult thing to do, more than an aspiring entrepreneur can probably imagine. Yet, there…

Want to Hire People Who are Emotionally Intelligent? Do These Five Things

Want to Hire People Who are Emotionally Intelligent? Do ...

Hiring decisions are among the most important you can make at work because the costs associated with a bad hire…

EDII To Support 7,000 Youths Across 40 Districts In Starting Up

EDII To Support 7,000 Youths Across 40 Districts In Star...

The Government of India has taken a step forward to encourage youths on setting up micro-small innovation-led enterprises through training…

Top 12 Reasons Why Startups Fail And How To Avoid Them

Top 12 Reasons Why Startups Fail And How To Avoid Them

Starting up is hard, and the fact that 90% of them fail within initial three years makes it look even…

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