RIGA
THINGS no one tells you
when running your start-up
Alex Barrera (@abarrera)
alex@press42.com
Oh start-‐up land!!
ME Alex Barrera
3 companies
2 accelerators
12 mentorships
#1 RAISING MONEY
Toraise
or
NOTtoraise
Investor evilness
aka
Term sheets
For F**KING
EVAR!
#2 STOCK OPTIONS
Meet the developer...
Got
stock
option?
THE coffee bringer Intern
When you met him...
You know who he IS!
I said #AB00FF
#3 PIVOTING
What?!
No traction?!
IT CAN’T BE!
Facebook must be down...
0 SIGNUPS
Why aren’t they using it?
FREE B33R
But it’s your baby
#4 SCALING
More iron?
Or refactoring?
Spaghetti
CODE
Rewrite
CTO
I’m CEO
bitch!
#5 JUGGLING
Lean Start-up expert
#6 FOUNDERS
Ego.. WHAT ego?
First cause of
start-up Death
Lets share
50/50
Texto
I WANT OUT
Got work?
NOT MY JOB™
#7 EPIC FAIL
Start-upownership:90%
Failure is GOOD
My baby
ops start-up
My baby
ops start-up
f**king start-up
My baby
Not about
Fame & Glory
ENJOY
THANK YOU!
Alex Barrera (@abarrera)
alex@press42.com
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
Things no one tells you when running your startup
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My talk on the reality of running a start-up that no one cares to tell you until it happens. Typical mistakes, cofounders, shares, growth, scaling, etc. Pioneers Unplugged in Riga 2013.

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  • pls post the talk as well if you have it ! looks very interesting and I must congratulate you on this bTW :-)
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  • @DavidFogel yeah I know :( It was actually a really fun talk, probably one of the best ones I've done lately and it sucks it wasn't recorded :(
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  • this one looks like a great presentation too bad there i no video :-)
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  • Thank you so much guys! Too bad they didn't record it, it's always better when I add the video, but well, at least there is this :) Thanks again!!
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  • Great presentation and synthesis of the realities of a Startup. Your use of some amazing visuals really makes this presentation memorable and meaningful. One of my favourites in a while!
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Things no one tells you when running your startup

  1. 1. RIGA THINGS no one tells you when running your start-up Alex Barrera (@abarrera) alex@press42.com
  2. 2. Oh start-‐up land!!
  3. 3. ME Alex Barrera 3 companies 2 accelerators 12 mentorships
  4. 4. #1 RAISING MONEY
  5. 5. Toraise or NOTtoraise
  6. 6. Investor evilness aka Term sheets
  7. 7. For F**KING EVAR!
  8. 8. #2 STOCK OPTIONS
  9. 9. Meet the developer...
  10. 10. Got stock option?
  11. 11. THE coffee bringer Intern
  12. 12. When you met him...
  13. 13. You know who he IS!
  14. 14. I said #AB00FF
  15. 15. #3 PIVOTING
  16. 16. What?! No traction?! IT CAN’T BE!
  17. 17. Facebook must be down... 0 SIGNUPS
  18. 18. Why aren’t they using it?
  19. 19. FREE B33R
  20. 20. But it’s your baby
  21. 21. #4 SCALING
  22. 22. More iron?
  23. 23. Or refactoring?
  24. 24. Spaghetti CODE
  25. 25. Rewrite
  26. 26. CTO I’m CEO bitch!
  27. 27. #5 JUGGLING
  28. 28. Lean Start-up expert
  29. 29. #6 FOUNDERS
  30. 30. Ego.. WHAT ego?
  31. 31. First cause of start-up Death
  32. 32. Lets share 50/50
  33. 33. Texto
  34. 34. I WANT OUT
  35. 35. Got work?
  36. 36. NOT MY JOB™
  37. 37. #7 EPIC FAIL
  38. 38. Start-upownership:90%
  39. 39. Failure is GOOD
  40. 40. My baby
  41. 41. ops start-up My baby
  42. 42. ops start-up f**king start-up My baby
  43. 43. Not about Fame & Glory
  44. 44. ENJOY
  45. 45. THANK YOU! Alex Barrera (@abarrera) alex@press42.com

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