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Hey guys! I’m Alexander Jarvis, a nomad, startup founder, sometime VC and recovered M&A banker. In this series we’re going to answer a question real founders and investors are struggling with every day. They won’t be generic topics, they’ll be tricky things you need to know, from how to fix your business model, specific aspects of growth marketing, fundraising and pitching investors, to how you track your metrics (that VCs want to know!). I’ve been blogging for a few years at AlexanderJarvis.com building epic founder tools and delving into complicated topics no one writes about. I love helping founders and podcasting is a fab new channel to share the one on mentoring I provide. #askalex

Hey guys! I’m Alexander Jarvis, a nomad, startup founder, sometime VC and recovered M&A banker. In this series we’re going to answer a question real founders and investors are struggling with every day. They won’t be generic topics, they’ll be tricky things you need to know, from how to fix your business model, specific aspects of growth marketing, fundraising and pitching investors, to how you track your metrics (that VCs want to know!). I’ve been blogging for a few years at AlexanderJarvis.com building epic founder tools and delving into complicated topics no one writes about. I love helping founders and podcasting is a fab new channel to share the one on mentoring I provide. #askalex
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Hey guys! I’m Alexander Jarvis, a nomad, startup founder, sometime VC and recovered M&A banker. In this series we’re going to answer a question real founders and investors are struggling with every day. They won’t be generic topics, they’ll be tricky things you need to know, from how to fix your business model, specific aspects of growth marketing, fundraising and pitching investors, to how you track your metrics (that VCs want to know!). I’ve been blogging for a few years at AlexanderJarvis.com building epic founder tools and delving into complicated topics no one writes about. I love helping founders and podcasting is a fab new channel to share the one on mentoring I provide. #askalex

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Episodes

AAI 007 Scopeleads - How to fix churn when it's your biggest issues as a SaaS startup

1/13/2019
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Our startup review is with Lior Ohayon at https://scopeleads.io/. If you are a digital marketing company looking to get more leads, check it out! The startup struggle is churn. Yes, he’s a SaaS company. There are no simple answers here as there are so many things that CAN be focused on, but with limited resources, you need to figure out what you SHOULD focus on. Lior is left with a lot of things to think about. Hopefully in future we will do another session and see how things work out...

Duration:01:08:39

A reputation comes at a cost, and should

11/30/2018
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Dictum meum pactum is a phrase I learned in high school whilst writing essays for my application to Oxford University and it is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of reputation. It is something that I have oft found not possessed by people, and nor understood, both figuratively and literally. It means ‘my word is my bond’ and it has been the motto of the London Stock Exchange since 1801. Early on in my career, as a wet behind the ear, but enthusiastic banker, I rapidly...

Duration:00:13:20

Ask dumb questions. It’s the smartest thing you can do

11/29/2018
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Read this blog to understand the Rule of Three: https://www.alexanderjarvis.com/2018/... You can read the blog here: https://www.alexanderjarvis.com/2016/...

Duration:00:23:27

Founder Control and Value Creation in Startups don’t seem to be the same thing

11/28/2018
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TL;DR: This is a blog about value creation and the control founders have over their startup. You need to give away some control to build something valuable. How much is up to you. Founders and CEOs, Let me ask you a question “Does the degree to which you have founder control of your startup affect your company value?” I am pretty sure your answer is simple and resounding. Yes. I am good for my company. I am what makes it valuable and that will continue to be the case so long as I have...

Duration:00:10:07

How founders should dress when pitching a VC your startup

11/27/2018
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Dress code. Really? You have so much stuff to deal with growing your company with like, no resources, and having to beg investors for cash to make the hires you need to close. Seriously, now we’re talking about fashion with VCs? Well, you’re reading this blog, aren’t you? 😉 Doing stupid things isn’t on your to-do list (hopefully). Don’t worry, we’re going to go through this in detail. And honestly, it’s pretty simple. You can read the blog and see the images here:...

Duration:00:19:18

How do you validate a startup idea

11/26/2018
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You have a startup idea. Now what? This video is going to take you through the key facets of a business model and the industry environment to help you build conviction that your startup idea makes sense before you start. It’s not just a list of things to test in coffee shops and with a live product to validate it. If you internalise all the key factors, you’ll be able to rapidly evaluate each and every idea you have and hopefully help you mitigate wasting time on ideas that are doomed to...

Duration:00:54:03

How to do a demo in a venture capital pitch

11/22/2018
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VCs want to see your product demo. The earlier stage you are, and the less metrics you have the more important this is. If you are growth stage, no one cares. You have numbers. Early stage your product demo shows you have actually shipped something. This is important. It’s the ultimate show don’t tell (Check it out vs trust me we can code good). So if you do a demo in person, what needs to be in your deck? You need to have a product slide in your deck, but you want to keep things on your...

Duration:00:11:21