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Steve Barsh
Philadelphia, PA
Early stage startup guy. Loves out-of-box and fast ways to de-risk.
Interests: Information technology, venture capital investing, biotech, cutting edge medical research, building great companies, building great teams.
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Mar 15, 2010
Thanks for your comments Vyoma. You can get advisors on board with just equity. To attract them they need to be the right fit which means aligned with your vision, segment, focus, etc. They need to be as excited about your opportunity as you are. You usually know it when you see it. Steve.
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Chris, what a great talk! So glad I was there to see it "live!" Thanks again. Steve Barsh DreamIt Ventures
Thanks for your comments Carmeron. Glad the techniques are helping. Sorry to I don¹t blog in pseudo code ;-). --Steve.
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Thanks for your feedback Jeff. Great to hear! And I'm not saying "never pitch," but if going for a material amount of outside money, "de-risk by trying to sell first." Steve Barsh e: steve@barsh.com p: 215.888.2101 w: http://www.stevebarsh.com b: http://www.barshbits.com t: http://twitter.com/sbarsh Subscribe to my blog: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BarshBits Sent from my Blackberry
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Agreed Shkedy. In particular your point about having too much capital around can make certainly entrepreneurs "sloppy" with their spending. I like the acronym NITMOI: Necessity is the mother of invention. In the beginning, if you have no outside capital and want to make it, you get clever and figure out innovate, out-of-box techniques to survive.
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Thanks for commenting Tim. Love it! Good old fashioned sales! One of the best ways to get started. -- Steve.
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In pricing theory, sometimes luxury and premium prices actually INCREASE sales, not decrease. Easy enough to learn by testing. Thanks for taking the time to comment. -- Steve.
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You did fine! It's great to see the companies with no coaching. Everyone did just fine. Wait to you see what everyone looks like at the conclusion of DreamIt. You should see quite a difference. :-) Steve.
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Thanks for adding that link Yasmine. -- Steve.
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Thanks for adding that link Yasmine. -- Steve.
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Thanks for your comment Luke. Great to hear that you find "exploring assumptions" is beneficial. -- Steve.
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Thanks for your comment Luke. Great to hear that you find "exploring assumptions" is beneficial. -- Steve.
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Glad you found the post. Hope you find it helpful. If you use it and don't mind sharing, report back via the comments on how it works for you. -- Steve.
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Glad you found the post. Hope you find it helpful. If you use it and don't mind sharing, report back via the comments on how it works for you. -- Steve.
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Great Janet! Please share you experiences here if you give it a try. -- Steve.
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Great Janet! Please share you experiences here if you give it a try. -- Steve.
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Hi Jeffrey. Thanks for your comment. I agree with you WRT A/B testing and the limitations of using Google Adwords for testing. It's just one quick, fast, cheap way to get some level of feedback. Also, depending on what you are selling, it's very important to get in front of actual potential customers to get their feedback on the value proposition, price points, etc.
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Hi Jeffrey. Thanks for your comment. I agree with you WRT A/B testing and the limitations of using Google Adwords for testing. It's just one quick, fast, cheap way to get some level of feedback. Also, depending on what you are selling, it's very important to get in front of actual potential customers to get their feedback on the value proposition, price points, etc.
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Thanks Rita. I¹ll reach out to you. Very interested to read your new book. Steve.
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Thanks Rita. I¹ll reach out to you. Very interested to read your new book. Steve.
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Thanks for your comments Arthur. Please let people know about it so it can be leveraged and put to good use. - Steve.
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Thanks for your comments Arthur. Please let people know about it so it can be leveraged and put to good use. - Steve.
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Thanks Yasmine. Good points about turnaround time and consistency of the team after the potential purchase. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks Yasmine. Good points about turnaround time and consistency of the team after the potential purchase. Thanks for sharing.
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