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Somewhere in every entrepreneur’s pitch deck is a slide on pricing. Even when a pitch is going well, as a venture capitalist, I often find the pricing slide to be the weakest of the entire deck.
I’d like to offer three recommendations as to how entrepreneurs should approach this admittedly tricky issue. For discussion purposes, I’m going to assume the startup idea is a SaaS opportunity targeting the enterprise, although some of what I’m going to say would be true if you were selling a physical product to a large company.
1. Simple But Not Simplistic Is The Way To Go
I’ve seen the same slide many times in SaaS pitches [...]READ MORE
This article originally appeared on the Stanford Graduate School of Business Tumblr page, March 6, 2014.
In last week’s “Nuts & Bolts” talk at Stanford GSB, Lecturer Robert Siegel (MBA ‘94) shared insights on hiring and compensating employees at a startup. Read three key takeaways below, and view the slides from his talk here.
1. Hire a star executive team [...]READ MORE