"Halfway to a good product,never actually there." -- Ζeno (possibly about Startups)
From Greece to Global
SVGS Fund + Advisors + YCombinator + Users = Best feedback we ever had!We learnt more in 2 hours at Palo Alto than 4 months in Athens!
We used to be called Sfalma. Remember?What the greeks said about the name:● The branding is bizzare enough to work imho● Fantastic branding● Sfalma rocks.● I like sfalma, google was/is difficult to spell too...
What do you need to "Startup" in Silicon Valley
I dont know
You have to figure this out by yourself(every product is different)
Let me share with you my"Daily SV Startup Secrets"
Secret #1S-Corp, C-Corp, LLC?
Doesnt really matter (for now).
Secret #2Get a good lawyer
And by good I mean, great.
Secret #3You cant write a business plan -You dont know your business (yet)
Iterate (business plan/product)
Secret #4"If you are a "fake" in Greece, youll be a "fake" in SV."
Dont try the "fake it till you make it"
Secret #5Be ready for the (emotional) roller coaster
It wont be fun andgames
Secret #6Dont be afraid talking about your idea
Ideas are cheap
Secret #8No need to have an MBA
SV wants fighters, no "cookie cutters"
Ignore Business School Books!Get some enligthment from people who broke some eggs
Weve met and got feedback fromalmost every famous Angel &VC ...
... wearing jeans and being ourselves.
Cookie cutters dont do this cause:"It was not in the MBA book".