Practical Ecommerce

SEOmoz CEO on Aborted Venture Capital Process

The process of raising venture capital funding is intense, and oftentimes frustrating. One CEO just went through that process and wrote an insightful blog post that described it all. He is Rand Fishkin, CEO of SEOmoz, a leading search engine optimization firm. He’s here to discuss his aborted venture capital experience and his company, among other topics. He speaks with Practical eCommerce’s Kerry Murdock.


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  1. Adam Hoeksema November 2, 2011 Reply

    Here are a few questions you need to ask before applying for venture capital.

    1. Do you have sales, users, or signed contracts? Ideas don’t get funded
    2. Do you have an experienced management team?
    3. Are you incorporated? VC’s won’t invest in a sole proprietorship… duh
    4. Do you have a powerful business plan executive summary
    5. Do you have a full business plan in case your executive summary does its job?