Alexis Bedoret from Startup Studio explains how he selects companies to invest in

Startup Studio  has a fresh new approach in selecting ideas as investment opportunities Meet Startup Studio The Executive Summary As investors, we might require the startups to bootstrap their MVP or generate customer traction before we can invest. Though the risk remains high and we need extended due diligence to validate the entrepreneur’s integrity and capacity to execute his/her plan. If the startup is able to attract capital, the competition is getting tough as there Read more…

Sheer Sebag Founder of SHEER® sheeronline.com shaping and inspiring confidence in women

SHEER® A Wardrobe Game-changer! Meet SHEER® SHEER® by Sheer Sebag is an apparel tech company based in Los Angeles, California, and solution to women’s everyday pain-staking struggle with body image. Meet the Lululemon of dresses, SHEER® is the World’s first patent-pending, three-layer dress that combines the power of shapewear and compression garments all-in-one piece. Basically, imagine a form-fitted LBD (little black dress) that removes the need for women to wear shapewear products that are typically Read more…

Ricky Hsu From Proveo Health Puts An AI Chatbot On Your Phone To Help With Your Health

Proveo Health develops a conversational Artificial Intelligence chatbot to provide answers about our health needs  instantly – anywhere, anytime Meet Proveo Health The Problem Over 75% of us who visit the doctor cannot remember healthcare recommendations received during that visit. This leads us to abandon our own health on a regular basis until it is too late. Preventable medical emergencies could arise. Chronic conditions may develop or worsen, taking its toll on our lives and Read more…

The Misconceptions About MVP

MVP and the misconceptions about what it means I sit as a technical advisor on the panel of KodoStartups pitching events and I hear pitches from a lot of startups. Such events are heavily packed with big audiences as well as startups wanting to pitch their ideas to the investors. Pitching an idea is not an easy task. As a founder, you have a very limited time to keep the investors’ attention and be able to Read more…

6 Base KPIs To Understand Before Pitch Investors

KPI to measure in your startup and why you need to know them When pitching your company to investors, it is important to speak the same language, or you risk to sound unprepared. The underlying technology and service or product your startup is offering is the most important value for investors, but if you don’t understand their questions or the jargon used during the conversation, you may end up wasting your time. KPIs give management and Read more…

10 Attributes To Determine Your Startup Valuation

Quantitative attributes that determine your startup valuation Startup valuation is neither a simple nor straightforward process. This is because it is different from valuing established companies and because a startup operates in highly risky and uncertain environments. An established business has customers, revenue and historical data to help potential investors understand the risks and expected ROI when putting their money into such companies. A lot of variables and unknowns are already worked out and defined, which makes such Read more…

The Business Model Canvas – explaining the 9 steps to a better business model

What is a Business Model? When you start your company one major question you need to answer is how to organize your startup. Usually, the first reaction and response to this question is an organization chart. This is not what you need at this stage of your business and you need to think in terms of what your business is going to do, how you going to deliver your service or product to your customer, marketing strategies, partners, etc. In Read more…

Employ SWOT Analysis For Your Startup

How To Do SWOT Analysis SWOT analysis term is very popular in the corporate office environment. It is a very powerful way to evaluate your product or company and in fact, it can be applied to companies of different sizes and stages of development. Because of this, SWOT can be a very useful tool to help you understand your startup and focus where it matters. What is a SWOT analysis? SWOT is an analytical technique used Read more…

How To Do A Good Customer Interview

Good Customer Interview And The Rules Around It Customer development is usually associated with validating your business idea and assumptions. The way to do this is by talking to your customers. This is the value and purpose of performing customer interviews. The main issue about customer interviews is to make sure you are getting good information from them. What this means is to know how to ask questions and what are the right questions to ask. Read more…

How To Determine Your Customer Segments Using The SPA Method

What Is Customer Segmentation? When you build and develop your product or service, you as a founder should always think about which customer segments to target. Who is your ideal customer and where to find it. Customer segmentation is the process of dividing customers into groups, based on characteristics defined by the product owner. Such segmentation helps you: Prioritize your efforts and focus Market to each group effectively and appropriately Depending on your product nature, you may Read more…