There’s a never a perfect time to raise money and never a perfect price.

Entrepreneurs can get overly obsessed with when’s the right time and the corresponding right price for their fundraise. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the first or the fifth round, the angst is just as high. Why is this? Well most entrepreneurs are optimists. They believe that their business is going to be worth a fortune and so they need to get the timing absolutely right, if they’re not going to throw away a lot of

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Are you entrepreneur ready? Have you done your safety checks?

“Are you entrepreneur ready?” is a question that needs to be asked more often. If you’re a pilot you don’t take off until you have done your safety checks. The same should apply as an entrepreneur. A number of commentators have listed the key points that entrepreneurs need to think about before they get started. This includes Forbes, Huffington Post and Entrepreneur, but they cover a range of different points in a relatively unstructured way. Too

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No fear of failure

I recently spoke at the Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series at UCL on the subject of “No fear of failure”. I had 3 key points to make, which i think are so critical to entrepreneurs. The first is that “Fear of failure” is a massive motivator. If you aren’t scared then you are missing a trick. I use the fear of running out of cash as a powerful force to make me challenge my own business

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