Con esa frase me despedí de una conversación con un founder. Habíamos empezado a conversar sobre sus últimos resultados y una nueva estrategia que estaba proponiendo para su negocio, dado que no se habían podido lograr los objetivos de crecimiento. Analizamos otros casos, tocando varios ejemplos de situaciones similares, pero con resultados diferentes sacando conclusiones de cada uno.Continue reading “Nunca dejes de correr”
Raising money for startups is hard. Harder still if you start in Latin America where there are still only a limited number of funding options. This effects how founders should consider the fundraising process.
Founders can focus on optimizing resources of talent, support, advice, contacts and money, in order to maximize future options. You will eventually reach the milestone you seek, but probably not in the way you thought when you first set out.Continue reading “7 ways to maximize your fundraising options”
When preparing to raise and investment round from venture capital funds it is helpful to prepare materiales ahead of time. Many funds have similar due diligence processes and being organized is a clear signal that you are ready to take on capital. Investors rarely see how founders run the day-to-day operations so how they manage the fundraising process is usually investors only window into how founders execute.
A data room, or shared folders, is a common practice for running a financial transactions to share information. You can control who sees what and when they see it, while at the same time being transparent and efficient.Continue reading “How to build a data room”
There are plenty of resources out there to draw inspiration when writing a monthly or quarterly investor update for your startup – some even down to explaining why we need them.
So, here’s my own take on who really reads an investor update?Continue reading “👀 Who reads your investor updates?”
Startup founders have an uphill climb to acquire new clients and raise money from investors.
If you are a startup founder, in order to achieve your goals, you will have to do other people’s work for them. The good news is that when you do, you will increase your probability of success.Continue reading “Make it easy to say “yes””
Founders’ ability to put together a team, or armar equipo, is a key factor to startup success. Founders who are able to make key hires show they can inspire and lead with a clear vision.Continue reading “Armar equipo”
Startup founders constantly make decisions. Most are small and quick, while some are major and long term. Here are three ways to make better decisions:Continue reading “3 ways startup founders make decisions”
En nuestro afán de querer mejorar el mundo es común querer ayudar a “chicos a llevar a cabo lindos proyectos,” pero en cuanto se trata de una startup, esa frase no guarda relación con la realidad.
En teoría me he dedicado a asesorar a emprendedores. Yo siento que la realidad es muy distinta, tanto en Startup Perú y en mayor medida en UTEC Ventures, yo me dedicaba a aprender de ellos. En este post les comparto algunos aprendizajes que se me han quedado grabados.Continue reading “Aprendiendo de emprendedores”
The founder journey is never a straight path. It is long, winding, and involves multiple stops along the way.
Next time you’re looking for advisor or mentor consider the founders below. They have lived through the trials of a launching startups and never stop learning.