Overnight success and quick wins. Sprints and hacks. Shortcuts, YOLO. We’re getting used to value hastiness as our ideal. We give things a try; then time runs out, nothing has worked and we ‘need’ to move on.
Well, here it goes: High expectations cannot be met fast. Even when they do, they leave you with a bitter feeling the day after — were they remarkable indeed? It is time to take a step back and reconsider.
Continue reading Short vs. Long Term
A deck of slides and a spreadsheet are usually sufficient to raise a seed round. The deck has received a lot of attention; there is a great variety of quality resources out there on how to go after it. Here, I’ll focus on the spreadsheet, which has mostly gone unnoticed. This is an attempt to provide a rough guide on how to structure it.
Continue reading Raising a Seed Round – The Spreadsheet