Is Venture Capital Right for You?

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It depends. Are you pursuing a massive market opportunity? Do you want to accelerate quickly? Are you ready for an exit in a few years? Because, after all, when VCs invests in your company, they want to see a return after some period of time.

Suggested Readings

Founders School || Financing Your Venture: Venture Capital || Finding and Approaching a VC || Impact Guide (PDF).

Odysseas Papadimitriou. “Is VC Funding Right for You?” Inc.com Article. Aug. 5 2013.

Laurie Peterson. “Why Venture Capital Wasn’t Right for Me and 15 Alternative Funding Sources.” FastCompany.com Sept. 25, 2014.

Michael Fertik. “Practical Advice for Raising Early Stage Venture Capital.” Harvard Business Review. Article. Sept. 6 2012.

Wasserman, Noam. The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2012. Chapter 11.

Founder’s Dilemmas with Noam Wasserman: Challenges on the Road to Growth – Rich or King?

Questions for You

Am I ready for venture capital? Do I need it?

Am I prepared to have, in some ways, a ‘boss’ I cannot fire?

Do I want to be rich or king?

What is my plan for the investment funds?

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