E912: #AskJason Call-in: Stepping stones to VC, attracting top talent on a tight budget, pay-to-pitch & other startup scams, educating investors on the problem & your solution, landing leads for your round & more

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#AskJason Call-in: Stepping stones to VC, attracting top talent on a tight budget, pay-to-pitch & other startup scams, educating investors on the problem & your solution, landing leads for your round & more

Show notes:

0:50 – Jason gives the show rundown and previews the upcoming questions.

1:46 – Bryant from Santa Cruz: How can I raise from investors who don’t know enough about my adventure sports complex startup?

9:13 – Nadir from Toronto: How can a bootstrapping startup entice a top-notch developer to join the team when funds are scarce?

15:27 – Jason thanks sponsor DigitalOcean. Sign up at do.co/twist to receive a free $100 credit.

17:28 – Devan from Boston: What are the stepping stones to becoming a great investor?

29:30 – Jason thanks sponsor LinkedIn. Redeem your first free $100 ad credit by visiting linkedin.com/thisweekinstartups.

31:48 – Nick from Brooklyn: Should a startup pay to pitch? Jason exposes pay-to-pitch & other startup scams that founders should be wary of.

43:51 – Jason thanks sponsor Capterra. Visit capterra.com/twist to find the right business software for you.

45:44 – Sam from Walnut Creek: What is some advice to pursue angel investing full-time/start off as a scout?

54:00 – Tom from Western New York: How do you solidify and pitch your product/company if you’re not sure what “problem” it’s solving?

1:05:26 – Om from Ashburn: If there is interest from VCs in a Series A but nobody is ready to lead the seed round, what does that mean?

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