Tue, 26 November 2019
In this episode, Hall welcomes Djalil Reghis of Agroecology Capital. Agroecology Capital is a mission-driven early-stage venture fund that invests in technologies that help agriculture transition toward practices focused on safety, sustainability, productivity, and equitability. Djalil is an AgTech early-stage investor with an experience that spans roles in investment, M&A, Government Affairs, and Board Director. He has held key roles in implementing $1B of strategic international investment projects with a focus on consumer packaged goods.
In this episode, Djalil talks about how technology is transforming the Ag space, and is helping push Agroecology’s principal values. He also explains how the AgTech space remains a small, nascent market, where sharing between investors in important. He explains how a technical, specialized knowledge is key to unlocking value and potential.
Direct download: Djalil_Reghis_of_Agroecology_Capital.mp3
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Mon, 25 November 2019
Entrepreneurs are often enchanted with the idea behind their business that they think investors will write them a check based on the idea alone.
Many have great ideas but I always say no matter how great your idea is standard startup metrics apply.
New technologies can capture the imagination such as blockchain in 2017 that sent startups through a hyper funding phase, but this only lasts for a short time. Today standard startup metrics apply.
Some have a rockstar team and think that will make the fundraise a slam dunk. But again, I say standard startup metrics apply.
Standard startup metrics means you have a platform setup with users on it and line of sight to revenue. You have market validation and product validation - the user likes the product and will pay for it at some point.
You too may be excited about your idea, product, team, or more but standard startup metrics apply
Thank you for joining us for the Startup Funding Espresso where we help startups and investors connect for funding.
Let’s go startup something today!
Direct download: Startup_Funding_Espresso_--_Standard_Startup_metrics_Apply.mp3
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