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What Venture Capitalists look for in a start Up…..

Posted on: November 4, 2010

More than anything else they can tell an opportunity seeker versus a concrete business and unfortunately most startUps are…..opportunity seekers and not businesses! Venture capitalists are bombarded by millions and millions of pitches mostly filled with terrible and egocentric ideas that have no purpose or internal reflection of  the pitchers! If you really want to get their money then i suggest you think like they do!

  1. They look for more than anything else your personal passion in the idea! What have you done so far to show the personal commitment to this idea?
  2. What does the success of this venture mean to the people you serve?
  3. What is your personal capital investment?( and this is not monetary but more about enthusiasm,education,commitment,love,attitude,health and most of all love!) all the non tangible aspects of the person!
  4. What have you done prior to concluding that venture capital is the absolute solution to lift the business to successful heights!

You will be surprised at how many people pitch VC‘s without even having micro tested their ideas! In everything and anything in life prior to execution always ask yourself this question

What exactly is bugging this guy and how can i get him what he is looking for so i can get what i am looking for and we can all win symbiotically?

The secret to getting it is to give others what they are looking for! Nothing for nothing is a lie and the only time you will get really disappointed is when you expect it or mentally prepare yourself to receive nothing from nothing!

Have a wonderful personal fulfilled day!

Redefining Work!

Lee Kariuki

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