don’t raise venture capital, raise
why whuffie is wiser   social capital
dude.
that sucks.
raise social capital (whuffie) instead.
it doesn’t suck as bad
you don’t have to give up financial chunks of your
company
you get to make new friends
it takes more time than money
raise your whuffie and you will raise your
negotiating power
the art of raising whuffie.
be a better listener
be part of the community you serve
embrace the chaos
build crazy, awesome stuff
be open and transparent
work with other startups towards a better user
experience
dedicate time and energy to causes you are
passionate about
have lots of fun
raising venture capital is totally not that much fun
let the VCs come to
you
end.
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Why you shouldn't even think of raising Venture Capital until you have raised Social Capital

AS FOR THE IMAGES USED:

- Many are from iStockphoto.com (totally cool site) except for:
- kid superhero: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiseacre/153532248/
- joyous woman: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lugolounge/6780004/
- conehead puppy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/klapow/39693385/
- a screenshot of my friendwheel: http://apps.facebook.com/friendwheel

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