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Entrepreneur Dna: the Traits Needed to Be a Successful Founder

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Posted by donAdeo on 2016-03-25

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For many years, people believed that entrepreneurship and creative success were innate and were thus impossible to measure. As statistical analysis has progressed, the inaccuracy of this old world-view becomes much more clear.

At the Founder Institute, an idea-stage accelerator that spawned out of TheFunded.com, we have enlisted some of the world's top social scientists to create a system of quantitative analysis for entrepreneurial potential. Since 2009, over 30,000 aspiring entrepreneurs have taken our "Entrepreneur DNA test", and we have been able to correlate this data with the real world performance of over 2000 companies to determine the unique skillset required to be a successful entrepreneur.

Recently we published a presentation outlining some of our findings, which you can see below.

Entrepreneur DNA - Does It Exist? from The Founder Institute

I would love to get your feedback on this. What skillset do you think is required to be a strong entrepreneur?

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Typical Ego Driven Firm

Fund: RRE Ventures

Posted by Gauntlet on 2016-03-25

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Asked by Partner to meet in person. Made effort to show up to location to have an associate tell us he was tied up in an 'emergency' board meeting.

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Pilot Project Contract

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-03-23

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Joint Venture vs. Funding and Go Alone

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-03-18

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Schwark Satyavolu is a Class Act

Fund: Trinity Ventures

Posted by stk on 2016-03-08

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I had a warm intro to Schwark. My contacts said he was very sharp and knew payments very well. This turned out to be very true. I've pitched a number of firms and Schwark is way ahead of anyone else I pitched. He very quickly got to the key decision point of our business. Although he turned us down, he did two really classy things that really stand out in my mind: 1) promptly made a decision and told me 2) gave me valuable feedback on where he thought the biggest problem would be and the best to overcome it. Most people wouldn't have bothered after a turn down to write such a detailed email. A real class act. And I've known Ajay for years since he started Pinnacle in his garage. A real entrepreneur and a great guy.

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US West Software/B2B First Round Terms

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-03-08

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Are VC's Spying on Each Other?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-03-01

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How Do You Raise $50 Million or More?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-02-28

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How Long Did It Take to Build Your Mvp?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-02-28

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Healthcare Technology Startup Capital Raise

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-02-20

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We are a healthcare technology startup company (pre-revenue stage) located in GA. We have spent significant amount of our time (last 8 years with a global team, around $1M invested) working on the technology that we feel would change the way healthcare is done. We are about to launch the cloud-based enterprise class product platform. We put together business plan, financial projections, pitch deck. We are planning to raise about $3.5M. Having not raised any capital before, I am not sure about the best approach:

1. Consultants: Every one I spoke with wants upfront money (or hourly fee) and it is hard to allocate money until capital is raised (based on our current situation). Also, most of them do not have broker-dealer license.

2. Investment Bankers: I tried to contact couple of investment bankers and none of them responded. As per my understanding, they charge a percentage and do not require any upfront investment. Can you suggest few firms? Is this a good approach?

3. VCs: They usually need introductions and I do not have any connections in this area.

4. Crowd Platforms: I am not sure if this is suitable for our type of capital raise. I checked into EquityNet and it looks like, I need to contact each individual investor.

I know lot of you have the expertise on the subject. If you can share any thoughts / suggestions or contact suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to speak with me privately, please suggest.

Thank you for your time.

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Accelerator Feedback

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-02-20

US Central Software/B2B First Round Terms

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Posted by System on 2016-02-19

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Venture Net Partners

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-02-17

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Contractor or Employee?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-02-13

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Screwed and Ruined Our Company

Fund: Advanced Technology Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2016-02-13

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ATV screwed our company. It invested and than acted as if its opinion was all that mattered. Then when we had an opportunity for a 25X for them with the right acquirer, they voted it down so they could shovel more money in to push things that management knew did not make sense. They then alienated a bunch of investors and then switched terms on a follow on at the last minute. Then they drove the company out of business! Stay away!

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Cavendish Global Stay Away

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Posted by Frank1 on 2016-02-12

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Cavendish Global allegedly assembles family offices hungry to invest in healthcare related deals. They host large and nice events and charge entrepreneurs big bucks to attend. I've spoke with several CEO's who attended and say it is a total bust. No family offices there that actually want to meet anyone pitching a deal. Apparently they make money by swindling CEO's in to coughing up entry fees and then receiving zero benefit. The leader of this group then duck call and complaints post meeting. Beware.

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Pros & Cons of Corporate VC

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-02-12

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Experience with "Med Tech Investing Europe"?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-01-28

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What's Coming? Slowdown? Meltdown? Business as Usual?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-01-27

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Fund Raising in 2016

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-01-26

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Shopping a Startup to VC's Door to Door?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-01-26

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Easy to Approach and a Quick Rejection.

Fund: Shasta Ventures

Posted by comcon6970 on 2016-01-19

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I did not know them but selected them from a web search. They rejected us but were easy to approach and prompt to respond, That is appreciated.

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Sxsw Invester Showcase

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-01-17

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Sxsw Invester Showcase

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-01-17

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Pricing Too High

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Posted by Anonymous on 2016-01-06