Dominik and Will did another entrepreneurship-podcast. This one with the finance-expert of the Swiss startup scene, Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier, a guy with an unpronouncable name who calls himself “VUI” from time to time because of that :-).
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#1: Getting funded is labor-intensive and can take quite some time (6–12 months)
#2: CTI Invest can save you time during the funding process
#3: Be opportunistic! If a great deal shows up, take it!
#4: A personal introduction to an investor is key. Don’t send e-mails to strangers. Get referred personally. A good starting point to get a referal is venturelab.
#5: Cash is king and liquidity is oxygen.
#6: The businessmodel is key. Answer this question: Who pays how much for what and why?
#7: Remember Guy Kawasaki: Make this world a better place!