Sure there's other ways to fund a start-up: crowd-funding, bootstrapping, and having paying customers are all great alternatives to getting capital, but we are building hardware and need a large amount of upfront capital to get our hardware to the production stage.
We need capital so whether it takes us 10 or 10,000 pitches to raise investment we will keep going until we get a "yes." At this stage of the game, perseverance is key, and we are going to keep on going.
So what are we doing wrong? Tune in to find out!
Most of these people know nothing about Silicon Valley. When you've grown up here, worked for the major tech giants, then you can say "this is how things are done in Silicon Valley".
One episode was enough for me; this show is aweful and can't imagine it going beyond one season.
SanJoseMama or when your mom is a major CIO and makes all your connections for you. That's you Sarah.
This actually has little to nothing to do with the blog but here goes.
I am so sorry for you Hermione not because of your lack of investments at this point in the show but the conflict Ms. Austin seems to have with not only you but everyone she spends any amount of time with. Don't give up on either your business or personal relationships they all take work. And for every yes I got in life I must have gotten a dozen no's. Oh and I downloaded your app the other day so I assume you got funding but just be yourself in life (as corny as that sounds). You have to be relatable and show your frailties along with your strengths. You will make more money, have a better personal life and generally be a happier person if you keep being the genuine person that you are. Fake people show up a mile away, you can see them coming. Oh and tell your brother to find a nice. smart, pretty girl.
Poor Hermoine, I have been in Silicon Valley all my life, and I can't help but keep shaking my head when she says how things are done in Silicon Valley. That debacle in Dave McClure's office was evidence enough that Girl is steering her Brother in the wrong direction and he needs to start trusting his own instincts.