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Mit gondoltok az alábbi definiciókról?
What is the sign of an amateur?
– Asking for an NDA.
– Trying to raise VC money before product or customers.
– Having fights with partners in the first year. Fire them or split before anything gets out of control.
– Worrying about dilution.
– Trying to get Mark Cuban to invest because “this would be great for the Dallas Mavericks.”
– Asking people you barely know to introduce you to Mark Cuban.
– Asking people for five minutes of their time. It’s never five minutes, so you are establishing yourself as a liar.
– Having a PowerPoint that doesn’t show me arbitrage. I need to know that there is a small chance there is a 100x return on money.
– Catch 22: showing people there’s a small chance there’s 100x return on their money. The secret of salesmanship is getting through the Catch 22.
– Rejecting a cash offer for your company when you have almost no revenues. Hello Friendster and Foursquare.
What is the sign of a professional?
– Going from bullshit product to services to product to SaaS product. (Corollary: the reverse is amateur hour).
– Cutting costs every day.
– Selling every day, every minute.
– When you have a billion in revenues, staying focused. When you have zero revenues, staying unfocused and coming up with new ideas every day.
– Saying “no” to people who are obvious losers.
– Saying “yes” to any meeting at all with someone who is an obvious winner.
– Knowing how to distinguish between winners and losers (subject of an entire other post but in your gut you know — trust me).
Sokat kritizáljuk a befektetőket, de vajon mi startupperek jobban állunk profizmus területén?
Ha sokkal profibb akarsz lenni, érdemes elgondolkodni ezen... vagy legalább egy jó tanácsadót keresni.