Having a Fundraising Mindset

Originally posted on Netocratic.com By Carlos Eduardo Espinal Fundraising is not easy. It is one of the most frustrating and time draining activities you as a founder will have to do as part of your company’s growth strategy. Unless you are really lucky and investors come to you, it will likely … (more...)

Be Nimble: Keeping Milestone Optionality

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By Carlos Eduardo Espinal Identifying milestones for your company’s development is beneficial for an early stage startup for many reasons: the first is that planning milestones allow you to focus what you will be working on, secondly the process of identifying and planning them make you question … (more...)

Understanding The Vision in a “Visionary Founder”

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Originally published by TheNextWeb on Feb 19th, 2014 by Carlos Eduardo Espinal | @cee “If you have visions, you should go see a doctor” - Helmut Schmidt, one of the most admired German chancellors Because I know how confusing and frustrating the fund-raising process can be for a founder, … (more...)

Investment – Are You in Danger of Raising a Toxic Investment Round?

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by Carlos Eduardo Espinal @cee Fundraising for an early stage technology startup is always a challenge. You have to navigate many meetings with potential investors and hopefully reach agreements that make everyone happy so you can continue to work in good faith after the negotiations are over. … (more...)

Model Equity Calculator for Founders with Option Pool Expansion

SeedCamp’s hackathon, Seedhack, took place at Google Campus, London, on the 8th to 10th of November. It brought together some of the brightest talent in the startup community from 15 countries with one of the best accelerator programs in the world and mashed it up with awesome content providers like … (more...)

Watch Carlos Espinal in an episode of Silicon Real

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Watch Carlos Espinal in an episode of Silicon Real. Carlos shares some insights about being part of Seedcamp, and talks about acceleration of startups.     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HikxNFRCYjI&feature=youtu.be&a … (more...)