Bootstrap First, Raise Money Later

Reporter: Sramana Mitra

Publication: One Million by One Million


Deadline: Jun 11, 2017 8:00 pm

The market is currently full of bootstrapped companies that may or may not be interested in raising outside financing. I am interested in profiling good companies that have product-market fit, validation, some (or a lot of) revenue, but are thus far undecided about outside funding for various reasons. Pitching Instructions: If greater than $5M, we can cover in Entrepreneur Journeys (EJ). Need to schedule a one-hour interview: If between $1M and $5M, then please file a Deal Radar (DR) questionnaire, so we can gauge: If below $1M, then please pitch at my 1M/1M roundtable: The Entrepreneur Journeys series has already produced 12 books: You can see examples of the series on my blog: Please indicate in your pitch the revenue level, as we use this as a qualification criterion for selecting entrepreneurs to profile. We do not necessarily have to publish this number in the actual story. Sectors of interest: e-commerce, online media and adtech, cloud services, big data, health IT, mobile apps, social media, social apps, online education, edutech, cybersecurity.

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