The art of how much to raise

In the past several weeks, I have been astonished at the size of seed rounds that founders expect to raise in their first round. My jaw hits the table when a founder blindsides me with requests to raise seed rounds of $1 million to as high as $3-4 million!* These are the start-ups that have […]

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The passionate vs the obstinate founder

Recently, I had a long conversation with someone about the challenges I faced working with an obstinate founder that they referred to me. The person countered that the founder was passionate about their business idea, and I misunderstood their passion. I disagreed with their assessment. During the week, I have contemplated the difference between obstinate […]

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Keep Calm and Don’t Generalize

Imagine if this elevator pitch was given to you   “There is a lack of reliable sources for procurement of farm fresh produce & it’s impossible to buy directly from farmers without traveling to farms. High consumer demand of farm fresh produce is hugely under-served.”  For those of us that have been brought up on a […]

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