Shark Tank Lessons for Entrepreneurs Seeking Startup Capital
Shows such as Shark Tank and its international versions from Canada and the UK are worth watching if you are a first time capital raiser. They give you a very good sense of what it’s like to pitch savvy investors. You need to invest time figuring what tough questions will be asked and prepare answers that will satisfy the asker.
Here’s a short article on one Shark Tank winner who six months later was shocked to discover that she would not be getting any money after all. What happened? The investor changed his mind. This happens a lot more than entrepreneurs like to think. Read How Not to Become ‘Shark’ Bait by Eric Sherman. Continue reading
How to Negotiate With Investors Like a Boss: Element Bars’ Founder Jonathan Miller Goes Head-to-Head with the Shark Tankers
This is one of the funniest things I have seen when it comes to negotiating. This entrepreneur has true chutzpah. I’m not so sold on the his energy bar business due to scaling concerns, but his self-confidence and negotiating style are a wonder to behold. He’ll do well in business whether it’s with his current company or another one. Continue reading
Some Great Startup Advice from Sequoia Partners