Category: Fundraising Tips

April 4, 2019
Idea to IPO’s mission is to promote entrepreneurship, support entrepreneurs, build community, & provide value in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem.
SC Moatti participated as a panelist during the 2/28/2019 Venture Capital Panel discussing the hottest funding trends of 2019.
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February 21, 2019

Having insights into how investors think about assessing a startup team will also help you think about designing your organization and hiring for the right qualities. I’ll break down the questions investors may ask themselves into 4 easy to remember categories.

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February 6, 2019

As a technology investor, I meet a wide variety of entrepreneurs and startup founders. Many times I’ll ask them, “Why do you do what you do? What’s your endgame?” Many of them share their passion for the journey or how much they value the freedom to be their own boss. Others find it rewarding that they create jobs. For the savvy entrepreneur, however, a big part of their answer includes a fully developed exit strategy. So please, eat healthy, exercise and hug your loved ones. Take care of your body, mind and spirit. And while you’re at it, write down your exit strategy.

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December 11, 2018

In this interview with The Full Ratchet, SC Moatti talks about 13 quick takeaways; including SC’s 3 rules of the most successful products. Explains that “Mobilized” shares examples and case studies implementing those rules.

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November 8, 2018

Startups working with leading edge technology know that hiring for the most in-demand skills comes with a cost — not just in salary but also in equity grant amounts. The right insight makes reaching your funding goals easier.

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October 22, 2018

When VPs, Directors and Managers sit down to negotiate offer terms, there’s a huge gap between West and East Coast outcomes. In Silicon Valley, candidates command 3-4 times the value in new hire grants compared to those out east. Why the difference, and how should startups position themselves accordingly?

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September 25, 2018

Who pays higher salaries for data scientists — Google or emerging startups in Silicon Valley? You might think it’s a silly question, but if you answered Google, you’d be wrong. For founders, skilled worker base compensation is no longer a cost cutting haven.

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July 24, 2018

Today, we’ll explore three strategies that lead to healthcare sales “wins” and point out how we can tell if the teams we meet in our screenings have what it takes to deploy them. Those 3 business behaviors are: Arbitrage, Stories and Leverage

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June 14, 2018

In this interview with One Million by One Million, SC Moatti talks about bootstrapped entrepreneurship.

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January 19, 2018

In this interview with The Syndicate, SC Moatti talks about how startups should design funnels, what VCs can do to add tangible value to teams, and how investors should think about portfolio management.

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