April 24, 2021 - 0 Minutes read
Start-ups must know.
A great article from Pando blog
- Nobody cares about what you say, only what you do.
- Funding is not the end, only the beginning.
- Once you take on funding, the stress gets worse, not better.
- Don’t beg for investment dollars. They’re paying to be your partner, not the other way around.
- Arrogant and disrespectful investors will never be good partners. Ignore them.
- Never, ever, ever, pay to pitch.
- TechCrunch is overrated. Unless you sell to startups, it doesn’t do shit. It’s good for the ego though.
- Some people only care about people who they think are popular. They’ll only acknowledge you when you appear to be more connected than they are. Get rid of these people.
- Some people only like you for what you can do for them. Pay them no mind.
- Accelerators are only good for funding and meeting new friends. Is that what 6–8% equity is worth to you?
- Take a job if you have to. You will not lose your will to be an entrepreneur for doing so.
- Take huge risks in your 20′s. Take calculated risks in your 30′s.
- If you have an idea that keeps you up at night, do something with it. If not, it will always only be a dream.
- It’s okay to be driven by money at first. Once you have it, you’ll find your true motivation.
- Non-techies: If your tech co-founder says it’s going to take three months or more, they’re lying.
- If your tech cofounder says they can’t use existing code, cut ties immediately.
- If your non-tech founder says they can’t sell X until you build Y, they’re making excuses for not working.
- Sales are everything. Nothing else matter. Nothing.
- Learn something new every day. One thing at least.
- Even if you don’t publish it.
- Marketing isn’t luck, it’s a hustle.
- Press isn’t magic, it’s a hustle.
- Always partner up, never partner down.
- Do something uncomfortable as often as you can.
- Failing is part of growing. Very little of what you do is actually going to work, embrace it.
- .com’s are still the best domain you can get. It’s probably worth the price.
- Things are never as bad as you imagine them to be.
- It doesn’t matter where your startup resides. It’s only you that care.
- Tech conferences are a waste of time, but fun.
- Working all night is unnecessary. In fact, it’s detrimental.
- Work/life balance it a real thing and necessary to succeed.
- Don’t wait until you “succeed” to start your family.
- Stay competitive.
- Talk to your customers every day.
- Help every entrepreneur that you can.
- Take every speaking opportunity that you’ve been offered.
- ASC — Always stay curious.
- Exude confidence and success. It translates