Originally posted by Huang Shao Ning. I was moderately surprised when Professor Warren McFarlan said at our first Accounting class at the HBS GMP program,”if there is one thing that I would like you to remember from my class, it’s that cash flow is king.” Then he showed us the short clip of Cuba Gooding … Continue reading Cashflow is King. The importance of positive cash flow.
This post was first published on Shao Ning's personal blog. Have spent the past two plus months preparing various EF companies on fund raising. Thought I would just write down some thoughts here. Fund raising is a sales process – build your funnel, contact, follow up. The works. **Do not take rejections personally. It’s not … Continue reading 7 Fundraising Tips for Startups
At AngelCentral, our Partners, who have all been active angel investors for many years, meet close to 500 startups annually. As such, they have met a diverse group of founders with extremely different backgrounds and personalities, and been pitched a wide range of business ideas and opportunities. While we believe that the quality of startups … Continue reading What founders need to understand about fundraising from angels
Yesterday, I was on a panel sharing with Khailee, talking about founder well-being. The panel was part of a 500 startup course on startup growth and founder mindsets. Then I sat in for the afternoon session on “founder fears, anxieties, identities, attachments” facilitated by Justin from the Good Culture. This morning, I woke up … Continue reading The Reality Behind Being a Startup Founder
This article was first posted on Der Shing's blog. Over the years, in addition to running our own businesses, we have also invested in about 24-25 startups where Shao Ning & I play different roles. Board member, Advisor, Angel Investor, Syndicate Lead Investor, Joint Venture Investor and even chairman type investor. Two main factors are … Continue reading How to handle investors on your cap table
This post first appeared on e27. In the startup ecosystem, there is a variety of resources available teaching founders how to fundraise. Some of these topics include the art of effective pitching and creating compelling investor decks. However, through my time at AngelCentral, I found there were behaviors that founders exhibited, which angel investors appreciated … Continue reading Angel investors appreciate these 5 uncommon things that founders do