40 minutes | Nov 26, 2020

[61] Startups from all Sides with Courteney Real

Courteney Reel was an entrepreneur, EIR for Tim Draper and Draper U University and helped raise a multi-million dollar venture capital fund with Portfolia, all before her 24th birthday. Recently leaving Silicon Valley to join Capital Factory Austin, Courteney is in the hot seat to share advice on everything from launching an MVP, to building community amongst female entrepreneurs and investors. What you will learn in this episode ✧ What key quality Courteney says makes a great investor that she also admired when working with Tim Draper ✧ The key learnings Courteny discovered from raising a Venture Capital fund she wishes all founders had a chance to learn ✧ How to build enough traction to get funding even if you don’t have a developed product yet and why investing off a napkin erra is gone. Tangible Tips✧ Understanding the equation: How to pitch to investors better and the biggest mistake founders make on their pitch deck✧ The real people you need to pitch to early on when fleshing out your idea ✧ The only key questions that you need to cover on your pitch deck ✧ How to play the VC game when raising money Recommended Resources ✧Theranos Documentary: https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-inventor-out-for-blood-in-silicon-valley✧How I built this: Airbnb Founders episode: https://www.npr.org/2020/08/12/901768355/how-i-built-resilience-brian-chesky-of-airbnb✧ Angels: https://www.amazon.com/Angel-Invest-Technology-Startups-Timeless-Investor/dp/0062560700✧ Venture Deals: https://www.amazon.com/Angel-Invest-Technology-Startups-Timeless-Investor/dp/0062560700
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