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9 Udemy Courses on How to Raise Pre-Series A Startup Funding

Posted on Thursday, Nov 11th 2021
pre series A funding

If you’ve never sought money for a startup, you may not be aware of how difficult it is. I know it first-hand, and thousands of entrepreneurs that I’ve advised throughout our 1Mby1M Accelerator would tell you the same.

That’s why we are committed to educating each founder about how investors think. We do not want anyone to waste their time or the time of others. We are firm believers in minimizing waste at all levels.

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9 Udemy Courses on How to Raise Post-Seed Startup Funding

Posted on Monday, Nov 1st 2021
post seed funding

Raising money is a huge challenge. To be able to raise any money at all, you must first understand how investors think.

This specific course covers how post-seed and pre-Series A investors analyze startups and what they are looking for. We will have in-depth conversations around startups and funding with several real-world investors.

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10 Udemy Courses on How to Raise Seed Startup Funding

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 27th 2021
seed funding

One frustrating observation remains with me. Entrepreneurs constantly come to us for assistance with their funding in situations where their chances of fundraising are ZERO.

We can’t do anything to assist them, regardless of how strong our investor connections are. We can’t help startups get funding until they are fundable. It pains me to see so many entrepreneurs who have no concept of what it takes to raise funds.

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555th Roundtable Recording with Seksom Suriyapa, Upfront Ventures

Posted on Saturday, Dec 4th 2021

In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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Roundtable Recap: More on Exit Strategy

Posted on Saturday, Dec 4th 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Seksom Suriyapa, Partner at Upfront Ventures, and formerly head of Corp Dev at Twitter, SuccessFactors, McAfee and Akamai. Seksom discussed exit strategy from the buy-side perspective at length.

OneNDF

As for entrepreneur pitches, up first we had 1Mby1M Premium member Nitin Khandelwal from New Delhi, India, pitching OneNDF. It was more a working session on his financial and fund-raising strategy.

ExtraSlice

Next, we had Binu Reghunathan from Bellevue, Washington, pitch ExtraSlice, a commercial real-estate marketplace that is taking advantage of the work-from-home trend and the desire for flexibility in office space.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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How to Teach Technology Entrepreneurship Using the 1Mby1M Methodology and Case Studies: How Investors Think

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 16th 2021

Considering how omnipresent the topic of fundraising is in the entrepreneurship media, it is entirely reasonable to dedicate a quarter or a semester to teaching how investors think.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Hamiz Awan, Founder and Partner at Plutus21 Capital (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Nov 15th 2021
Hamiz Awan, Founder and Partner at Plutus21 Capital

Hamiz Awan, Founder and Partner at Plutus21 Capital, discusses Blockchain infrastructure and platforms.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s introduce you to our audience. Tell us a bit about our background as well as about Plutus21 Capital. 

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553rd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with Aniruddha Malpani, Malpani Ventures

Posted on Monday, Nov 15th 2021

Dr. Aniruddha Malpani, Founder of Malpani Ventures, is an active angel investor in Indian startups for the past decade. Wonderful conversation.

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553rd Roundtable Recording with Aniruddha Malpani, Malpani Ventures

Posted on Monday, Nov 15th 2021

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Roundtable Recap: November 11 – Discussion with a Veteran Angel Investor in Indian Startups

Posted on Monday, Nov 15th 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Dr. Aniruddha Malpani, Founder of Malpani Ventures, an active angel investor in Indian startups for the past decade. Wonderful conversation.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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551st 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with Sandeep Sardana, BluePointe Ventures

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 2nd 2021

Sandeep Sardana is Founder and General Partner at BluePointe Ventures. We had a terrific discussion on how we each look for a startup story through financial metrics.

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4 Udemy Courses on How To Build a Unicorn Startup

Posted on Thursday, Oct 21st 2021

Unicorn is a startup with an estimated valuation of over $1 billion. More than 1000 unicorns exist today.

Snowflake, Atlassian, ServiceNow are examples of startup unicorns. They’re massive, multi-billion dollar publicly traded companies now. Yet, they all started as an idea, took one step after another, grew in size, and so on.

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Roundtable Recap: October 7 – Exit Strategy – Further Guidance

Posted on Thursday, Oct 7th 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Jukka Aranen, SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development at PagerDuty, to discuss Exit Strategy.

V-REAP

For the entrepreneur pitch, we had Yugandhar Dodda from Hyderabad, India, pitch V-REAP, a rural skill development social venture.

eelspace

Then David Orok from Uyo, Nigeria, pitched eelspace, a freelancer marketplace for Nigeria.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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548th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with Lloyed Lobo, Boast.ai

Posted on Sunday, Oct 3rd 2021

Lloyed Lobo, Co-founder and President of Boast.ai, discusses his failures and eventual success building AI startups. Wonderful conversation.

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548th Roundtable Recording with Lloyed Lobo, Boast.ai

Posted on Saturday, Oct 2nd 2021

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Roundtable Recap: September 30 – What Works and What Doesn’t in AI Startups

Posted on Thursday, Sep 30th 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Lloyed Lobo, Co-founder and President of Boast.ai, discussing his failures and eventual success building AI startups. Wonderful conversation.

Teleperson

For the entrepreneur pitch, we had Jesse Hollander, from Delray Beach, Florida, pitch Teleperson. Unfortunately, as I have said repeatedly, it is impossible to raise money to build MVPs, and this conversation is yet another iteration of this same flawed assumption that pervades the startup ecosystem.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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543rd 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast with Hamiz Awan, Plutus21 Capital

Posted on Friday, Sep 24th 2021

Hamiz Awan, Founder and Partner at Plutus21 Capital, discusses BlockChain infrastructure and platforms.

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Roundtable Recap: September 16 – Startups from Tanzania, New Delhi and New York

Posted on Thursday, Sep 16th 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we did a global romp through startup land.

Beem

First up we had Taha Jiwaji from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, pitch Beem, a terrific cPaaS company that is already doing over $1M in revenue.

OneNDF

Then we had Nitin Khandelwal from New Delhi, India, pitch OneNDF, a terrific FinTech company that is also doing over $1M in revenue, although not all of it through their FinTech platform yet.

Green Transport

Next Mohammed Tai and Jian Ming Lin pitching Green Transport, a concept stage idea. Mohammed is an intern in the 1Mby1M program.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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