45 minutes | Oct 19th 2020

How to Translate What Investors Tell Us

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Our focus in today’s episode is listening to what investors are actually saying. Wil and Elliot discuss the direct and indirect ways investors say ‘No’, the passive-aggressive questions, when founders become annoying, and how investors should behave.  Listen in to learn how to translate what your investor is saying!Sign up for the Startups Newsletterhttps://www.startups.com/newsletterWhat to Focus on to Get a Hit [00:00:40] Why founders can't understand their investors?  [00:02:24] The NO's that sound 'Yes' [00:06:18] Venture Community vs Angel Investors [00:07:11] From an analyst to a partner [00:09:38] Is it a yes or a no? [00:10:35] Understanding the user pipeline and deal flow [00:12:27] What happens when you press on investors [00:15:45] When investors are interested, they'll blow you up  [00:17:55] Time kills deals [00:19:34] If it's not a resounding Yes, it's probably a No [00:22:04] The tendency to annoy investors when you can't take the hint [00:25:12] Show investors a drastic demand in the product   [00:28:08] How should investors behave? [00:34:28] Always make a statement in a question [00:36:47] Education on a fairly complicated space [00:38:20] The passive-aggressive questions [00:42:00] Investors saying 'maybe' [00:45:10] Investors should be definitive in saying 'No'
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