ChatGPT and AI snapshot
Photo: The Alchemist, David Rijckaert III Antwerp, 1661
The tsunami of 'GPTChat' couldn't be missed. Swept through internet and it probably will change the way we consume information forever.This is a great opportunity to make an AI snapshot. Where we are and what could be next directions.
4 early stage startup principles
Photo: The storyteller & boys. Franz Von Defregger
There are certain principles which have stood the test of time and can be used by anyone who wants to build something new!
Raising money. Part 5 - 50 shades of VC No
Photo: Rejection, William Bromley (1868)
VCs are in No saying business. They will make a couple of dozen investments over 5 year period. There will be a lot of No's along the way. You can learn a lot from them!
Raising money. Part 4 - Questions to ask VC's
Photo: Édouard BISSON Question to the Cards 1889
When it comes to talking with VCs, most of the advice out there is from a VC perspective. This is how you talk, this is what you present, this is what you don't do. But raising capital is not a one-way street. You, as a startup, are about to get into a relationship and there are questions you should ask VCs to learn more about your to-be partner for the next 10 years.
Raising money. Part 3 - Short story about the pitch
Photo: Cornelis de Man, 'An interior with a seller of curiosities'
Pitch is a short story with the aim to continue the conversation. It is not the full story with all the nitty-gritty details. Your goal is to get listeners excited and desire to continue the conversation.
Raising money. Part 2 - Reaching out to VCs
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You have got an idea, an MVP and the time has come to get some boost with outside capital. Where to start?