50 Ways to Mess Up Your Startup – Part 6 (#42-#46 )

Welcome back to Part 6 of “50 Ways to Mess Up Your Startup” so you can avoid them!  This post included numbers 42 – 46 .  See Part 1 (including video)Part 2 (including video),  Part 3 (including video) , Part 4 (including video) as well as Part 5 (including video) for earlier parts of the “50 ways”!  Because there are so many, I’m posting them in small groups and when they are all posted, I’ll publish a neat single summary document for you as well.  I’ve included a video of number 42 discussing your cap table.  I hope these help you avoid disaster!

Here are “ways” 42-46 to Mess Up Your Startup! (Avoid these!)

42. Mess up your capitalization table (table of stock capitalization) – see need for venture investor.
43. Taking investment from non-accredited investors – see # 42.
44. Neglect to create a compelling and concise elevator pitch that a wide variety of people can understand.
45. Neglect the tools you need to pitch successfully – elevator pitch, email pitch, executive summary, pitch deck (all done in the way potential investors expect).
46. Ignore the need to practice, practice, practice your pitch and presentations.

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