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How to pitch to investors to keep your business dream alive?
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How to pitch to investors to keep your business dream alive?

An entrepreneur must pitch a potential investor for what the company is worth as well as sell the dream on how much of a profit can be made. Having a solid elevator pitch ensures that you know your business very well. Keeping that in mind, you should have a short version to speak within 10-minutes as well as an extended version that includes everything you’d like to give potential investors access to. Begin your pitch with a compelling story. It should address the problem you’re solving in the marketplace. This will engage your audience right out of the gate. You will also need to detail how much capital you are seeking, how much money is already invested in your business and how much you plan on using the money. Build a user persona or your ideal customer when spe...
10 Startup Success Mantras
Coaching, Marketing, Startup Talk

10 Startup Success Mantras

An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and want to create. Working in a startup you have the chance to see what differentiates the companies that ended up having success from those that ultimately fell flat. You get an opportunity to spot those lessons before making the same blunders yourself. Check out the 10 Success Mantras which startup founders and entrepreneurs must focus on in their entrepreneural journey! Mail us at reach@earlypad.com to share your thoughtful ideas. We are here to transform your ideas into successful startups!
Important Steps Startup Founders Must Follow to Raise Money
Coaching, Startup Talk

Important Steps Startup Founders Must Follow to Raise Money

According to a recent survey, 94% of new businesses fail during the first year of operation. Lack of funding is one of the major reasons. Capital is the backbone of any business. Entrepreneurs usually ask how to raise money for their startups. Here we have listed some of the steps on how to raise startup capital for your business. 1) Decide on your Main Feature(MVP) What is the one thing that your product does very well? MVP is based on the concept that you can provide sufficient customer value by delivering minimal features that early adopters will use. A lean team can usually build one feature fast than burning out. 2) Create a prototype The prototype not only shows how the product will work but, even more importantly, it proves that you’re a knowledgeable entrepreneur de...
Founders Recharge Station: Important Lessons to know before Partnership Firm Registration
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Founders Recharge Station: Important Lessons to know before Partnership Firm Registration

Business partnerships play an important role in the success of new ventures.  Maintaining partnerships is a task since factors like ego, money, disagreements can lead to a fallout. We have put forward some points you should be following before you go for partnership registration. 1. Choose partner cautiously Partnerships are dependent on two or more individuals working together for making profits in a business. If one of them disagrees with the other, it can harm the business. Hence, it’s best to choose your partner cautiously. 2.  Partnership Registration is highly recommended  It is recommended to create a balanced Partnership Agreement for partners. Here are some of the benefits of Partnership Firm Registration. It gives partners the ability to file a case a...
5 ways Startups Can Benefit from Incubators
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5 ways Startups Can Benefit from Incubators

An entrepreneur can have a brilliant idea that solves a real problem or has great utility, but making money from it is a different game altogether. Often young entrepreneurs struggle when it comes to executing their business plan and commercializing the idea. Most do not have a business background. Starting up needs active guidance and mentoring. For today's startups, one of the best ways to get funded and set out on the path towards growth and success is to join business incubators.  To see if an incubator is right for you consider the following 5 ways they can help startups grow. Low cost co-working space: Investing in getting a proper office for an early stage entrepreneur is a costly business. Hence incubators with their co-working spaces become a favourable optio...
Introducing India’s Budding Angel Investor:Ankush Gera
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Introducing India’s Budding Angel Investor:Ankush Gera

Funders Gallery Founders are responsible for building companies for creating the right culture to promote innovation and growth. The company’s vision should be an interpretation of their own ideas and execution. An idea requires funding in its journey and angel investors are the ones who provide capital for startups to grow. Who? Ankush Gera, the Founder/CEO at Junglee Games is a stage agnostic angel investor. He previously founded Monsoon Company, a boutique software company that was acquired by Capital One which helped Yammer, TOMS, Zazzle, HP, and other fortune 100 clients launch their mobile experiences. Ankush is a limited partner in funds Metastable, Upshift, Fearless.vc, Tandeme, Kae Capital and a Venture Partner at Unshackled. He is on the board of Kunai, Kintohub and ...
Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor:Kunal Bahl
Coaching, Funding, Recognization, Startup Talk, Stories

Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor:Kunal Bahl

Funders Gallery We believe ideas are worthless until you get then out of your head and see what they do and it it is a base when it comes to business as a whole. Whether its an initial period or an expansion phase for a business, it requires funding in its journey. We at Earlypad are conducting Market Research and introducing active investor profile in our Funders Gallery to help startup founders with ready to access information. Who? Kunal is the co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal Private Limited, India's largest no-frills, value focused marketplace. Previously, he has also worked at companies such as Deloitte Consulting and Microsoft in the US. Kunal is an engineer from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a business degree from The Wharton School. He loves backpacking through ...
Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor: Dr Apoorva Ranjan Sharma
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Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor: Dr Apoorva Ranjan Sharma

Funders Gallery We believe an idea is a base of a pyramid when it comes to business as a whole.Whether its an initial period or an expansion phase for a business, it requires funding in its journey. We at Earlypad are conducting Market Research and introducing active investor profile in our Funders Gallery to help startup founders with ready to access information. Who? Dr. Apoorv Sharma is the cofounder & President of Venture Catalysts - Asia’s first integrated incubator and has been rated No. 1 Early Stage Investor in 2017 by leading national media. He is also Board Member at TiE Mumbai and one of the founding fathers of startup ecosystem in India. He has created over dozen incubators & accelerators, incubation funds and family office funds i.e. VentureNursery, Amity Inn...
Founders Recharge Station: Important Lessons From Sundar Pichai
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Founders Recharge Station: Important Lessons From Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, the Chief Executive Officer of Google, was born and bought up in a middle class family in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He spent most of his childhood living in a modest two bedroom apartment with his parents and grew up living a restricted life. Pichai earned his degree from IIT Kharagpur in Mettalurgical Engineering. After completing his education from IIT Kharagpur and Stanford University, Pichai took the biggest leap of his life by joining Google in 2004 where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google's client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS. He was also largely responsible for  Google Drive. In addition, he went on to oversee the development of other applications such as Gmail and&...
Founders Recharge Station: Earlypad Introduces Multi Millionaire Robert Herjavec
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Founders Recharge Station: Earlypad Introduces Multi Millionaire Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec is a star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” the CEO of cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group. The multi millionaire entrepreneur is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. Born in Eastern Europe, he arrived to North America on a boat with his parents after escaping Communism in the former Yugoslavia. From delivering newspapers, and waiting tables, to launching a computer company from his basement, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself and his family. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was a bit of a mess, partying, hanging out,” he says season 9 of “Shark Tank.” “People would say, ‘What do you want to do with your life?’ I’d go, ‘Ah, it doesn’t matter.’” But at the age of 21, his father's words gave him ...