venture capital

The Venture Capital Aptitude Test (VCAT)

By: Guy Kawasaki 

If you want additional proof that we’re in a bubble, here it is: young people are trying to get into the venture capital business again. I get several emails a week along these lines:

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The Top Ten Lies of Guy Kawasaki

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by: Guy Kawasaki 

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After the Honeymoon

by: Guy Kawasaki 

Much of my blog, and other information for entrepreneurs, focuses on creating new products, raising money, and building a successful startup. The advice stops there, and everyone lives happily ever after. Guess again.

Here’s some information about what happens after the honeymoon is over when the shiitake hits the fan. There are three parts to each section: the problem, how you got to this point, and what to do now.

1. Problem: A founder isn’t delivering.

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The Art of Bootstrapping

The Venture Capitalist Wishlist

The Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs

by: Guy Kawasaki

Since I've antagonized the venture capital community with last week's blog, I thought I would complete the picture and “out” entrepreneurs to begin this week. The hard part about writing this blog was narrowing down these lies to ten.

I get pitched dozens of times every year, and every pitch contains at least three or four of these lies. I provide them not because I believe I can increase the level of honesty of entrepreneurs as much as to help entrepreneurs come up with new lies. At least new lies indicate a modicum of creativity!

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The Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists

by: Guy Kawasaki

Venture capitalists are simple people: we've either decided to invest, and we are convincing ourselves that our gut is right (aka, “due diligence”) or there's not a chance in hell. While we may be simple, we're not necessarily forthcoming, so if you think it's hard to get a “yes” out of venture capitalist, you should try to get a conclusive “no.”

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