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VentureBook.eu -> The ultimate tool for discovering great tech investors

Back in March 2014 I released an AngelList hack that helped create a simple sales funnel of investors from any given city. While the hack got a good amount of traffic and did a good job of organising your leads it was still just a hack. The hack didn’t really help you prioritise what investors to […]

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What tech investors look for – 6 great VC’s in the hot seat!

Figuring out exactly what early stage VC’s are looking for should be obvious right? Like every other investor they are looking for a good return on their investment. Only problem with startups is just that they don’t have the usual data needed to assess wether or not this is the case. Since there is a […]

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What makes a great tech investor

Way too often entrepreneurs rank potential investors by only one factor; expected willingness to invest. A willingness to invest is essential but there are other factors to consider before taking someone’s money, and here are six: 1. Entrepreneurial experience. I believe the most important thing to look for in an investor is whether or not […]

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Pitching early stage investors

Pitching investors is an art form that takes almost endless practice to get really good at. Here is a list of 7 things that will help you improve your pitch and hopefully get that cheque: 1. Use storytelling. Have you ever tried pitching holiday plans to your friends? Instead of telling them straight away about your idea for a destination, […]

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Should I raise money for my startup?

I have raised more than $8M for 3 different startups and I still find it hard figuring out when and if to raise money. Are you building the right thing? Are you and your startup at the right stage? Is your team competent enough? Try this flowchart and find the answer. If you are indeed […]

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7 tips for first time entrepreneurs

#1 – Join a startup first, then start your own. If you have never done a startup go join one first – then learn as much as you can! Cut your teeth in the startup world by working with great entrepreneurs that you can learn from. Once you work your tail off and learn all you […]

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My fundraising career

I have raised capital 8 times for three different startups in three very different environments. The three companies all had very different business models and all were at different stages in the startup lifecycle. In addition the types of investors for each could not have been more different. During each fundraise I naturally brought to each […]

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The aim of the blog

Entrepreneurs face myriad challenges, from formulating a winning business model to getting the right talent on board. However, while building startups I came to realize that of all the challenges faced by technopreneurs fundraising can be the most daunting. Why? Because fundraising has a life of it’s own. Identifying and soliciting investors or other sources […]

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