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Preparing for the Investor Meeting

Gautam Kumar Mentor & Advisor: SpringUp Capital Germany In this post, I would shed light on how to prepare for the investor meeting and how Spring Up evaluates so you can better prepare for your investor meeting. Getting a meeting with an investor all starts with your pitch deck....

Attracting Investors for your Startup

At each stage of its life cycle, a startup needs funding. No matter how great the idea is, its implementation requires certain resources, both financial and material. Thus, each startup gets to thinking how and where they can attract such resources. So, let's see what startups need and what...

Investing in Startups: An Alternate Asset Class

Investing in startups was historically reserved for just the uber-wealthy and those with very strong venture capital or angel investment connections. As a result, less than 0.1% of the U.S. currently invests in startup companies. But with change in the investment scenarios, thanks to the excellent exits from some...

Accelerators

Should your Startup/Scale-up Join an Accelerator

The tech startup accelerator industry is booming. Y Combinator implemented the first accelerator model in Cambridge more than a decade ago. Today, the industry consists of more than 400 accelerators around the globe, with Europe leading the pack. An accelerator is a rapid-growth environment packed with resources designed to take...

Benefits of Networking in Startup

Business networking is something that can help you reach more clients, knowledge, and eventually attain business growth and increase the profits. It is normal and even an important part for business scaleup where people share their success and mistakes with other businessmen. And for getting new clients, growing your business...

How Covid-19 Has Impacted The Global Startup Ecosystem

Even though the global startup economy remains large, generating nearly $3 trillion in value, it is being battered by the Covid-19 crisis. Even before the pandemic erupted, the situation was far from ideal with inclusion remaining a fundamental challenge, value generation concentrated in a handful of cities and tech...

Do we really need to invest in Startups?

Do we really need to invest in Startups?

In a lot of ways, the willingness for individuals to embark on the startup journey – whether it be as founders, team members or investors – is a willingness to believe in tomorrow. The very human motivators of fear and greed are inevitably intertwined into the decision to invest,...

Leveraging Strengths via Corporate Innovation

Large corporations recognize the vast potential of working with startups, which has led to a boom in venture builders, venture clients, and corporate accelerators. These initiatives spur innovation, helping corporations innovate and evolve to stay competitive in a rapidly changing market. According to Harvard Business Research, the number of corporate investments...

Do you need a mentor for Start-up Success?

Do you really need mentors? Business plan belongs to you, idea belongs to you, you know how to get this done? Your co-founder knows the technology; you have done market analysis. And you are confident of getting this scaled up. Then, why you need mentors? Or advisers? This...

Building a Team

Successful Start-Up: Importance of building a team

I was in a conversation with a co-founder of technology startup and discussion was around how instrumental to have a supporting team; which will help build, scale a startup. Having a product idea, having VCs and product-market fit are crucial. Having a plan of attack...