7startup Educational Videos: Is Your Startup VC Fundable?
Is Your Startup VC Fundable? In this video we’ll cover things like how VCs make money, what VCs look for in early-stage companies, and alternative funding sources if your startup doesn’t fit the VC mould.
1. How VCs Make Money – Understanding the VC model can help you to understand whether or not it’s the right route to go. So, how do VCs make money? Watch this section to find out.
2. What Are VCs Looking For in Early-Stage Companies? – VCs look for startups with the potential to become a unicorn. But what specifically do they look at as an indicator for this? We’ve broken it down into 3 sections.
2a. People – Ambition, determination, and talent are all traits of people, not businesses. VCs don’t just look at your startup, but the people making it run as well.
2b. Product – While having a strong team is important, a strong team pushing a lousy product is not worth funding. In this section, learn what specifically a VC will look for in your startup’s product.
2c. Market – Like people and product, this is a crucial aspect of whether or not VCs will be interested in your startup. But what specifically do VCs want to know and see? Find out by watching.
3. Who Doesn’t Fit the VC Mould? – Like we said earlier, VCs may not be the right path for every startup’s funding. In this section, find out which startups fit the VC mould, and which should look for funding elsewhere.
4. Funding for Alternative Ventures – So, your startup doesn’t fit the VC mould. Not the end of the world! In this section, find out what the other opportunities for investment are for you!
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Amit has 18 years of experience in the industry and an MBA. He supports entrepreneurs with every aspect of their business including concept and product development, investor presentations, and fundraising. Amit & 7startup assist startups in the pre due-diligence process and help connect them to our vast network of investors. Reach out to us today and see if we’re a fit!
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