Today’s guest is Boris Golden. He is a principal in charge of seed investments at Partech Ventures, a transatlantic venture capital firm. Boris invests up to €1M in early-stage Internet & software startups across Europe. Has a background as an entrepreneur, startup mentor, product guy & computer scientist.
In this episode, you will learn what is a VC, how to become a Venture Capitalist and why you should understand VCs before fundraising. Boris also shares his experience as an entrepreneur and his mindset changes after becoming a VC.
In this episode, you will learn
You will learn what is a VC and why you should understand VCs before fundraising.
- How Boris become a VC.
- Boris passion in helping innovative startups in their development.
- How VCs typically think.
- What VCs are looking for.
- Why fundraising tips and technical explanations don’t really help.
- Understanding six steps of VC’s business model.
- The biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make.
- Why (not) go with a VC.
- How to build a relationship with a VC.
- How entrepreneurs should educate themselves before pitching.
- A good pitch is demanding.
Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Paris offers a free and comprehensive 4-month program to help startups accelerate growth through business development, tech expertise and international expansion.
Understanding VCs by Boris Golden. His goal is to provide early-stage entrepreneurs with accessible & “no bullshit” insights to understand the implicit rules of the “VC game”.
Web Summit is a technology conference held annually since 2010. The topic of the conference is centered on internet technology and attendees range from Fortune 500 companies to the world’s most exciting tech companies.
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Boris is hands-on & entrepreneur-friendly Venture Capitalist, who wants to coach and educate early stage entrepreneurs.
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