This episode of the Compassionate Capitalist Podcast brings a live conversation with Karen Rands and Max Mrho Learn about Lean Startup processes in practice. Max Mirho works with young entrepreneurs to teach them how they can validate their business idea with tools readily available and identify their authentice customer before spending all the money, and investors'
Women find themselves a minority in tech companies, even in Silicon Valley. Fewer find themselves in as co-founders of companies that go through multiple rounds of venture capital and scale successfully to be an acquisition target, or with potential for an initial public offering. Minnie used her success to become compassionate capitalist and invest her time, knowledge,
When an entrepreneur gets frustrated that investors or other market influencers don’t understand their project or don’t see the potential for it in the market, they tend to blame the other party for not ‘getting’ it. I see this all the time and I call it the Value Proposition Black Hole. The entrepreneur may have a great concept or actual product ready for market, but they have not figured out how to explain its value to the market and therefore to their audience.
We are in a unique place in American history. Crowd Finance, the ability to attract capital from a crowd of strangers, has fundamentally changed the entire capital formation and access to capital paradigm. For the first time, investors and entrepreneurs are experiencing "Disintermediation" - the attempt to do away with the intermediary entities between two primary market forces to eliminate the middle man.
SPEC Talk Radio: Karen discusses upcoming investor events, things entrepreneurs and investors can do to get through this questionable time and grow their company or their portfolio. Also discusses The Money Hunt, the book and the seminar produced by Mark Gray. www.moneyhunt.net Followed by interviews with companies we think have what it takes to Raise