search: results update below


browse funds: selections are stored



recently rated:

Rated by 10
2.5
 

top rated funds:

Rated by 12
4.1

Rated by 12
4.0
 

Rated by 11
4.0
 

Rated by 15
4.0

Rated by 21
4.0

Rated by 41
3.9

Rated by 11
3.8

Rated by 44
3.8

Rated by 106
3.8

Rated by 32
3.8

Rated by 32
3.8

Rated by 64
3.7

Rated by 23
3.7

Rated by 27
3.7

Rated by 11
3.6

Rated by 18
3.6

Rated by 10
3.6
 

Rated by 62
3.6

Rated by 21
3.5

Rated by 12
3.5
 

Rated by 30
3.5

Rated by 28
3.4

Rated by 19
3.4

Rated by 14
3.4
 

Rated by 49
3.4
 

Rated by 16
3.4
 

Rated by 10
3.4

Rated by 13
3.4

Rated by 16
3.4

Rated by 60
3.4

Please take a moment and make a financial contribution to TheFunded. If we have helped you, help us with resources to further grow the both the site and our entrepreneur training program, The Founder Institute.

Welcome

TheFunded.com is an online community of over 20,000 CEOs, Founders and entrepreneurs to discuss fundraising, rate and review angel investors and venture capitalists, and discuss strategies to grow a startup business. Enjoy the site, and be sure to join us at our Founder Showcase events to meet the community.

  Sign-up for Membership  

TAGS: Director (1)   shareholders (1)   Lead (1)   Latin America (1)   pricing (2)    More
NEW SHOWCASE: Appoke: OFFERING A SOCIAL DISCOVERY SYSTEM FOR ANDROID APPLICATIONS (Wireless/Mobile)

TAG: Meetings

21
Agree
1
Disagree

Anatomy of the 5 Page Board Packet

TheFunded.com Advice

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-05

Tags: Operations Board Meetings

PUBLIC:

So, I have wavered between "War and Peace" and the one page agenda for Board meetings. I stand somewhere in the middle. In my humble opinion, less is more, and here is what I recommend: (1) Agenda Page, (2) Minutes, (3) Dashboard, (4) Budget vs Actual, and (5) Business Discussion Points. Throw a cap table and financial back-up in a couple appendices (and make sure to update your cumulative dividends). Members, read on...

PRIVATE: Members Only (569 Characters)

0
Agree
0
Disagree

First Time Meeting a VC Firm Advice?

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2011-09-01

Tags: Meetings VC Advice

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Frequency of Board Meetings

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2011-04-06

Tags: Meetings Board

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Running an Advisory Board Meeting

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-30

Tags: Meetings Advisory Board

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Best Practice Board Meeting Template/Ppt?

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-04

Tags: Presentation Meetings Board

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Introducing Startup with Me.Com Matching Entrepreneurial Co Founders

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-17

Tags: Preparation Co-Founder Meetings

4
Agree
0
Disagree

Wrong Reasons VC's Take Meetings

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-09

Tags: Pitching Meetings VC

0
Agree
0
Disagree

What is the Proper Attire for a Female Entrepreneur Attending Keiretsu Roundtable?

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-21

Tags: Preparation Meetings

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Best Attire for the Big Meeting

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-13

Tags: Preparation Meetings

0
Agree
0
Disagree

How to Quantify the Value of a Face to Face Meeting with a VC?

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-03

Tags: Venture Business Meetings VC

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Inexpensive Web Meeting

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-06-21

Tags: Operations Meetings Service

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Missed Annual Shareholder Meeting Quick Fix Anyone?

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-05-26

Tags: Operations Meetings Shareholder

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Need Input From Founders Who are on the Board and are Not the CEO

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-31

Tags: Operations Board Meetings

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Need Some Basics on Running a Board Meeting

TheFunded.com Advice

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-29

Tags: Operations Meetings Board

PRIVATE: Members Only (232 Characters)

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Meeting Etiquette?

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-08

Tags: Pitching Meetings

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Is This VC Fishing?

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-06

Tags: Pitching Meetings

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Chairman Asking for Weekly Sr. Management Meetings...

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-17

Tags: Operations Board Meetings

0
Agree
0
Disagree

VC Meetings Need Advice

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-07-19

Tags: Preparation Meetings

0
Agree
0
Disagree

First VC Meetings Dress Code

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-06-18

Tags: Pitching Meetings

6
Agree
0
Disagree

"Why you"?

TheFunded.com Advice

Posted by Entrepreneer on 2008-04-14

Tags: Pitching Meetings Strategy

PUBLIC:

I had the opportunity to sit in on someone else's pitch to a VC recently, and for the first time got a chance to see a pitch meeting from the investor's point of view. It was illuminating. I turned back to the various pitches I had made in the past, and saw them in a new light. When you're embedded in, and heavily personally devoted to an idea for a long time, it's hard to have any perspective. When you're hearing an idea for the first time, you'll probably see some gaping holes immediately. The entrepreneurs who are trying at the idea are willfully blind to these holes, having spent months (or years) justifying their hopes. There is one hole that I perceive is routinely there, and you'd better be ready to answer this question: "Why you""

As an engineer, I have been routinely approached by people with business ideas, who need an engineering lead to get the idea off the ground. They usually also need a designer (product and visual), and maybe a sales person. Which causes me to ask them, "I have my own ideas, and I can go build them. What the hell do I need you for"" In the end, if you cannot write code, write a detailed product spec, draw graphics, draw up contracts, or raise money, what good are you" We could come up with 5 decent ideas a day, so even at a good consulting rate, that's what, $240 per idea" For something to be investable, you need both the idea and the capacity to execute. If you're a dreamer with an idea and nothing built, please don't talk to VCs. You're wasting everyone's time. Go find an angel investor who will help you put together a demonstration of the idea.

Beyond that, even if you bring a team that's capable of executing, you still face a real problem. You aren't the only person working on this idea. Trust me, if you are the only one working on it, the idea is too early. So if there are other people working on it, why are you likely to be one of the winners" Do you have plenty of contacts in the industry" Do you have a deep personal understanding of the problem space" If you're a male 20-something building a Mom's portal, you gotta ask yourself what the hell you're doing. Remember, for every idea a VC invests in, they probably turned down 99 others. What will make you stand out" How will you answer when they ask, "why you""

PRIVATE: Members Only

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Managing an Asshole in the Room

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-03-07

Tags: Pitching Strategy Meetings

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Having VCs Travel to Your Offices: Any Experience?

TheFunded.com Discussion

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-09

Tags: Pitching Meetings