Vietnam Exclusive - Coffee with Founders: Hai Nguyen, CEO of Canavi

Vietnam Exclusive - Coffee with Founders: Hai Nguyen, CEO of Canavi

Bạn có thể đọc phiên bản Tiếng Việt tại đây . When I first joined Hustle Fund to expand our investments and portfolio support in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, I was immediately impressed by Hai Nguyen, CEO and Founder of Canavi . Hai was one of the first entrepreneurs in ...

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What’s Going On In An Investor’s Brain?

What’s Going On In An Investor’s Brain?

On March 3, 2020, venture capitalist Shiyan Koh (GP at Hustle Fund) hosted a webinar called "What's Going On In An Investor's Brain?". Over the course of an hour, Shiyan broke down two basic concepts: 1) Why an investor is likely to say "no" to a founder 2) What you ...

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Why You Should Always Send Your Investor Updates

Why You Should Always Send Your Investor Updates

In April 2020, venture capitalist Elizabeth Yin (general partner at Hustle Fund, former partner at 500 Startups) put out a poll on Twitter: “What proportion of your portfolio companies write you at least quarterly updates beyond the first year without a reminder?” Over 200 investors responded. Of those, around 60% ...

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The Dangers of a High Valuation

The Dangers of a High Valuation

A few weeks ago I bumped into someone I worked with at a previous startup. He was still at the company, and had just found out some exciting news: the company’s valuation had increased! Wasn’t that wonderful? I got to the Hustle Fund office and excitedly told my co-worker the ...

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VIDEO: How to Raise Angel Money

VIDEO: How to Raise Angel Money

Around the holidays, it's insanely hard to raise VC money. Probably because most VCs take some time off to be with family and focus on their existing portfolio companies. But sometimes you need to raise just a little bit of money. And that's where Angel Investors come in. On December ...

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Part 5: Pitch Deck Mistakes

Part 5: Pitch Deck Mistakes

This is the final chapter in a 5-part series called Pitch Deck Mistakes. We dive into 5 common (and deadly) mistakes we see all the time at Hustle Fund, explain why they're risky, and give concrete examples about what you can do to improve your deck. At an entrepreneurial conference ...

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Part 4: Pitch Deck Mistakes

Part 4: Pitch Deck Mistakes

Welcome to Part 4 of the Pitch Deck Mistakes series. In Part 1 , we covered how long your deck should be; in Part 2 , we discussed how to present the problem slide; and Part 3 dissected how to presenting your business in the most compelling way possible. But ...

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