8 steps to a #VC-investment in a #startup via @surangac

This useful post here from Suranga Chandratillake, General Partner at Balderton Capital, lays out for entrepreneurs the various stages of a VC-investment. No surprise, I find the process followed by business angels networks, like Go-Beyond Investing where I am an active member, not far from it, although our process is probably less rigorous and less scary, especially step 5 … Continue reading 8 steps to a #VC-investment in a #startup via @surangac

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Why #big-company experience can help a #startup #founder via @micahjay1

As a 20-year "big company" guy who is taking some interest in entrepreneurship and has been told countless times that it's better to start young and fresh, I found this article from Micah Rosenbloom on the contrary very supportive. Great motivational read! Micah is a seed stage investor at Founder Collective and writes about his reasons to fund … Continue reading Why #big-company experience can help a #startup #founder via @micahjay1

How to find the best #advisors for your #startup?

Amy Chang former head of Google Analytics and founder of data-driven networking startup Accompany spent years building her network methodically, and has now the best Board of Directors and Advisory Board any startup would dream of. This article published on firstround.com goes through her technics to identify the right persons to ask for help for … Continue reading How to find the best #advisors for your #startup?

Benefits of making #startup #board meetings formal early

Starting formalizing board meetings (and accompanying processes like reports, checking on the big picture, board homework, investor letter, etc..) early is the easiest way for your startup to stay focus. Do it, even if it seems silly at first... Great advice and interesting experience sharing via @theskimm about setting the right practices from the start … Continue reading Benefits of making #startup #board meetings formal early

Entrepreneurs: how to get the most of your start-up Board of Directors?

Start-up Boards of Directors should be more than just a collection of big industry names added to an Investor Pitch to increase credibility and help convince hesitant investors. They can indeed deliver real value for the entrepreneur, the start-up and its shareholders. For this, they need to be well-structured and follow appropriate governance. As a … Continue reading Entrepreneurs: how to get the most of your start-up Board of Directors?

How to be an outstanding Board Member of a Startup (4/4)

This is the last in a series of four articles that explain what it takes to be an outstanding member of the Board of Directors of a Start-up and help it succeed. The focus of this last session was to apply some of the concepts learnt during the previous sessions and carry a Board due … Continue reading How to be an outstanding Board Member of a Startup (4/4)

How to be an outstanding Board Member of a Startup (3/4)

This is the third in a series of four articles that explain what it takes to be an outstanding member of the Board of Directors of a Start-up and help it succeed. This training was delivered by the Start-up Board Academy over four half-days. The trainers were Virgine Verdon, Balz Roth and Jean de Wolff. … Continue reading How to be an outstanding Board Member of a Startup (3/4)

How to be an outstanding Board Member of a Startup (2/4)

This is the second in a series of four articles that explain what it takes to be an outstanding member of the Board of Directors of a Start-up and help it succeed. This training was delivered by the Start-up Board Academy over four half-days. The trainers were Virgine Verdon and Jean Marc Wismer. This session focused … Continue reading How to be an outstanding Board Member of a Startup (2/4)

How to be an outstanding Board Member of a Startup (1/4)

This is the first in a series of four articles that explain what it takes to be an outstanding member of the Board of Directors of a Start-up and help it succeed. This training was delivered by the Start-up Board Academy over four half-days. The trainers were Virgine Verdon and Michel Jaccard. Registration for subsequent … Continue reading How to be an outstanding Board Member of a Startup (1/4)

Start-up event report: Founder Institute Zurich Launch – 2 Nov 16

I had the pleasure to attend this event and here is a short report and my feed-back for those who missed it. The event was branded as “Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur” and was advertised as an experience-sharing session with three speakers who left their jobs to pursue their own start-up company dream... … Continue reading Start-up event report: Founder Institute Zurich Launch – 2 Nov 16