Cashflow is King. The importance of positive cash flow.

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 dancing “Show me the money” in … Continue reading Cashflow is King. The importance of positive cash flow.

7 fund raising tips for startups

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 end of the world. Move on. Ideal time to raise … Continue reading 7 fund raising tips for startups

Founder fears and stresses: A Long Submarine Ride

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 to … Continue reading Founder fears and stresses: A Long Submarine Ride

What is Angel Investment Syndication?

Angels provide pre-seed fundings to startups to aid their early stage developments. Angels can come together to invest as a group for various benefits. For one, it is a great vehicle for angels to learn from the each other (typically the lead) and also allow angels to cut smaller cheques especially if they are dabbling … Continue reading What is Angel Investment Syndication?

Is it really harder for women to start up a business?

I was watching a documentary on women entrepreneurs in China. Almost every other statement in the documentary was asking the women entrepreneurs if they found it harder as a woman in this journey, if being a man would make their business life easier and so on. I am not sure if there is a cultural … Continue reading Is it really harder for women to start up a business?