Category: Pre-Seed

Mastering the Hardest Slide in the Pitch Deck

December 6, 2017

This article was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Jeff Thermond.

Almost half of the initial pitches we view at XSeed do not contain a Five Year Projected Financials slide. Another quarter have a forecast, but it only goes out two years. So, three quarters of the entrepreneurs we meet start out with a pitch deck missing an

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Can I Buy A Vowel? The Five Elements Of Choosing A Startup Cofounder

May 21, 2014

This XSeed blog was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Robert Siegel, and originally appeared on Forbes.

Working relationships between startup cofounders are very much like the personal relationships of couples — at times wonderful, draining, magical, frustrating, intimate and stressful. Similar to a long-term committed relationship, cofounders enter into their journey together with the hope

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Is Your Startup Ready For Venture Financing?

December 16, 2013

This XSeed blog was written by Venture Partner, Jeff Thermond, and originally appeared on Forbes.

So you’ve got a great idea for a new startup. Congratulations! Before you begin, you might want to think twice about the scope of your great idea.

Put simply, the question is whether your great idea is a

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