July 23, 2014

Don’t cold call Bill Gurley, ever. . .

Did you just cold call Bill Gurley from Benchmark? Shame on you. NEVER cold call a VC. That is so 1999. It is 2012 – have you heard of Google? Raising venture capital seems like a black box to most entrepreneurs, but it is actually pretty easy once you understand the rules. First, never cold [...]

When should you raise money?

Earlier this week I was on a panel at MobCon with Michael Gorman (managing partner at Split Rock Partners) called, “Investing in Mobile Companies” and one of the early questions was about WHEN an entrepreneur should raise outside capital. Michael put me on the spot and asked my opinion. To be honest, I have had [...]

The StartupMuse is Back!

Just a quick programming note – I am going start writing about entrepreneurship on the StartupMuse once again. Expect one or two posts a week. If you have any particular topics or questions you’d like me to write about please feel free to reach out to me directly at amuse@startupmuse.com.