7Company Building and Growing Value

Success in entrepreneurship is certainly not all about raising funding. If anything, one mistake some entrepreneurs make is raising too much funding, becoming addicted to spending money and failing to get their business on a clear path to profitability. Each time an entrepreneur raises funding, it lifts the liquidation stack of how much of the exit consideration will need to pay off the investors before founders and management get into the money. This section examines a few key lessons from very successful venture-backed exits whose elements can be embedded into new ventures resulting in rapid growth and building value in the business. Many of these elements are best considered at the time of idea inception ...

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