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If the #1 risk of a seed stage startup is future talent (it is), then why don't more investors ask specific questions about talent strategy?
What if giving a young, unproven startup founder $30M to pursue a rollup strategy were a great move?
Would anyone in PE actually do that?
When a startup whose product I love gets acquired, I'm always happy for the team of course, but as a user I know I'm getting boned.
RT @gaurav_kachru: Marketing in a #startup is not about SEM! Social, customer-get-customer, SEO, content seeding don't cost much! Take charge of your destiny.
RT @beingpractical: Signed up for early access of a product. Founder sends link to invest in the startup. #Facepalm
But the problem isn't with the startups, but the investors who are creating the absurd incentive to do so.
There's a pernicious trend where startups simply ramp their ad budgets like a hockeystick, then put their usage ramp in their pitch decks.
I just learned there's an angel investor network for aerospace startups. How cool is that?! Check out @SpaceAngels
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