To be honest, Almost everything I know about raising funds is because of stories like this one from Buffer (How they raised 3,5 millions in funding)
So I decided to take a step forward and learn a few things about the basic glossary that any entrepreneur should manage about an Investment Term Sheet, at least for a first meeting with a potential investor.
Here is what I learned :)
Building a Startup is much more about learning than succeeding, much more about the relationships with your teammates or your costumers than fund rising or VC’s…
With SlidePick I’ve learned that it is more about building yourself than a product.
And that’s the key factor. Your startup is, as humans to the image of god (some people would say), a reflect of yourself and the mark you want to leave in this world.
I just wanted to share this poem by Charles Bukowski.
North American writer and poet, who has inspired creatives from around the world…Now is the turn for entrepreneurs to be inspired by his words.
To go all the way…
After a few, but intense, weeks away from the paper, where we made public the first beta of SlidePick. I can come back here and finally say to the world that we have a Startup (amazing post about this by @matthewkremer).
During this time I had the chance to reflect about the work I was doing, the decisions I’ve made to fulfill this dream. Trying to recap the teachings that I’ve learned from the amazing people I’ve met during this time.
In this process of decomposing my entrepreneurial DNA, one word constantly appeared on my thoughts…
“I’m just not the creative type”
So we have this terrible, big and absolutely wrong misconception about what it’s creativity and how it works…All summed in one phrase. This idea that creativity is a “Trademark” exclusively for some people, who are born with this divine gift. For the rest of us is nothing left more than the illusion of being part of this exclusive “club” and to admire the ones who are there.
But I will prove you wrong! And that’s the fundamental base of this post. To erase this misconception and set the ground for you to explore your creative side and to change the way you approach, at the end, to life itself.