- 2 components
- "cash is king"
- cash is like oxygen
- income statement + asset statement
debt VS equity
debt does not dilute ownership
+ there is also mezzanine level, aka callable debt
new shares issuance exercise:
2 points to remember
+ 1 suggestion
- new shares are created out of nothing
- Co valuation depends on the last transaction
+ accept all money that does not dilute you, especially if cheap!
incubators & accelerators
+ common benefits
incubators when you still need to develop the idea
+ both provide an env of like-minded ppl who can help you
+ Prof. Claesson's slides contain a very nice list of incubators & helpful orgs
premature scaling: frequent effect
most common reason for failure
What does Co Startup Genome do?
They do comparisons bw a startup and its peers in terms of development stage.
1+4 ways that customers can kill your startup
- wanting their crowdsourcing money back
- bad reviews
- features creep
- suits & liability
- they do not pay in due time
4 growth strategies compared
penetration => must push out competition
diversification => not very wise, usually
market & product dev
internal / organic growth strategies: explained
= accumulating various S curves
--> prod dev + market dev + diversification
+ 1 property
- strategic alliances
- franchising & licensing
+ can make growth steeper!