The Art of Bootstrapping

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The Art of Bootstrapping

  1. The Art of Bootstrapping by Vishal Chandra Vīryam vīryam
  2. Bed-time Stories for Entrepreneurs vīryam
  3. 2 guys in a garage with a great vīryam
  4. … get funded quickly … vīryam
  5. … loved by customers… have an amazing IPO ! vīryam
  6. Time to wake up to reality vīryam
  7. It’s good, but What do it’s missing you think of something. my business plan? vīryam
  8. If it just had What’s more of a direct that? sales model we would be interested. vīryam
  9. One WEEK later… Hmm… We have Looks OK, but beefed up if it only had the direct an OEM sales. strategy. vīryam
  10. One WEEK later… I don’t see OK, we’ve anything about added an technology OEM licensing. If you channel just focused on that... vīryam
  11. One WEEK later… You’re all over We’ve made the map, and all the changes your plan is very you suggested. unfocussed. Will you invest? We’ll have to pass. vīryam
  12. It is not the VC’s job to take the risk ! vīryam
  13. 10x The 10x Rule of VCs: Thou shall focus only on that shall be the next Google vīryam
  14. Borrowed from the kitchen Get VC funded Bootstrap your Startup vīryam
  15. maneuverable small, is better than bulky, too fast to change tracks vīryam
  16. Rules for Bootstrapping vīryam
  17. Solution Operations IDEA Business & Revenue Sales & Model Marketing vīryam
  18. Focus on function, not form Ship, then test vīryam
  19. Start as a service business Forecast from the bottom up Focus on cash flow, not profitability vīryam
  20. Forget the “proven” team under-STAFF Minimize your battle-fronts vīryam
  21. Position against the Leader GO direct to customers vīryam
  22. A N C P HL W A P AE EMN BOO T S T R A P 2 B DNH . I A W 0 L R A E M R A E vīryam
  23. Talk to the VCs… …once in a while ! vīryam
  24. Vīrya is a Sanskrit word which can be translated into English as “effort”, “vigor”, “diligence”, “zeal,” and “energy”. vishal@viryam.com www.viryam.com vīryam

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