In a focused interview with Shikhar Ghosh, Sanchali Pal, co-founder and CEO of Joro, discusses her unexpected path to entrepreneurship, insights she gained on fundraising, and the daily realities of being CEO at a growing early-stage company.
Most VCs have standard expectations about equity, control, and governance. Having a solid understanding of common terms—and their consequences—at the outset may help you in negotiating.
It’s easy to find templates, checklists, and techniques that promise to improve your pitch. But even the majority of good pitches fail to raise venture capital. What drives investors’ interest? How do VCs make decisions? How can you turn your pitch into a great one that has investors eager to hear more about your startup?
Some legendary entrepreneurs advise startups to raise a minimal amount to retain more equity. Is bootstrapping the best bet for your business? Before you raise, be aware of the risks that come with raising too little money.
In this short, focused interview with Shikhar Ghosh, Nick Grouf identifies the qualities and competencies that signal future success for many investors. He offers insightful takeaways about the importance of your business model, team composition, clarity of thought, and attitude towards risk that can help entrepreneurs understand what VCs want.
Dinesh Moorjani reflects on Tinder’s journey and shares his insights on how investors evaluate teams and ideas, how growth affects teams, the role of your board, and tactics to use when pivoting.
What do common mistakes do most founders make when raising money and scaling? Nick Grouf shares insights on fundraising, founding teams, and how the role of founder-CEO changes as you scale.
Rescale's Joris Poort shares the insights he gained starting and scaling a technical hardware startup, including identifying key metrics for SaaS businesses. He discusses the challenges that fundraising, B2B sales, and product testing pose for hardware startups and he reviews how the role of CEO evolves and the importance of establishing culture as you scale.
Sanchali Pal, co-founder and CEO of Joro—a technology platform that enables users to track their carbon footprints on their smartphones and make choices that positively impact climate change— engages in an informal discussion with Shikhar Ghosh about her decision to found and build a social impact startup. She shares insights she gained on raising capital and adapting to the constantly evolving role of CEO at a growing early-stage company.