GenuineVC David Beisel's Perspective on Digital Change

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December 17, 2012

Most first and second pitch meetings with VCs are fairly lopsided, where entrepreneurs spend the bulk of the time sharing their businesses, rather than being a true exchange of both parties in developing a relationship. However, there is typically (and should be plenty of) time for founders to ask VCs questions about their approach and […]

November 12, 2012

Brian Halligan had a great post up last week about the lessons learned from raising a mezzanine round of financing. It’s really interesting, but perhaps only applicable to a more limited set of entrepreneurs. However, there was one gem of a small section in there with a more widely acceptable takeaway: “It turns out that the […]

November 5, 2012

There are a couple classic archetypes of internet/software founders, including the genius college student cooking up something quirky but ultimately disruptive in his dorm room who launches his company straight out of undergrad. But the other archetype is a thirty-something entrepreneur who, taking his experience seeing the playbook of success at larger growing startups or […]

October 23, 2012

A few days ago, a friend who works at a growing startup emailed me with the following question (in which I’ve masked just a few of the identifying details): I caught up with a friend of mine from high school that has started a new company where my skills are very pertinent. He wants a […]

October 2, 2012

After completing a long process identifying the right venture firms to pitch, running an exhaustive fundraising process, finding a mutual fit, and successfully negotiating terms… at last, the term sheet is signed. So at this point it’s OK to just hand the process over to your lawyers, sit back, and let them work out the […]

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    New Post: The Big Threats to Seed VC's http://t.co/ScdPjkmbUx
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    @hunterwalk Ha! You can move on to more interesting things then :)
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    RT @bussgang: Nice analysis on HW crowdfunding from my partner, @witheiler (@witheiler) http://t.co/4NsqRvcIH9
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    RT @robgo: With summer winding down, I've been thinking about the biggest external threats to my business http://t.co/ScdPjkmbUx

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