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Category: Pitch, Startup

In this collection we dive in what your pitch should contain, and what a VC wants to learn and hear about your startup. Read also the collection of items that you should NOT say at a VC pitch: What Startups Should Never Say During A VC Pitch. 1. Company Overview The VC wants to know …

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Category: Pitch, Startup

I’ve been listening through a number of startup pitches in Silicon Valley, both as observer, and to give feedback as pretend venture capitalist/angel investor (I will refer to them as VC in this article). The following is a list of phrases that startups mentioned at pitches from what I have witnessed or that I have …

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Category: Government, Startup

This was a question on Quora, to which I wrote the following response. And there are quite a number of things. The obvious are of course: Make it easy to incorporate (online, no or low registration fees, no need of go-between services such as notaries or lawyers, low or now capital requirements) tax breaks for …

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Category: Failure, Startup

Nine out of ten startups are failing, and this puzzles someone who is not familiar with startups or businesses. Creating a business is a risky move in every sense. Can you attract enough customers, is the location right, is your service or product attractive enough to have customers come and come again? The Product / …

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Category: Automotive, Innovation, Startup

The current unfolding of the Volkswagen cheat-scandal doesn’t miss out in drama. Millions of VW/Porsche/Audi-cars seem to be affected, recalls, multiple solutions, fines and damage payments, a sales decline, investigations all over the world, troves of people leaving, and now also Opel (a GM brand). We are just waiting for how more car-makers are involved …

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