All Things Startup: 43North, Pitching, Investing & Scaling Your Company | #AskGaryVee Episode 197

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#QOTD: Tell me your startup story.

0:00 Intro
5:15 – How does a startup know when to add staff? What positions are most critical to line up first?
8:03 – What are 2 or 3 things that makes one pitch stand out from all the other ones?
11:25 – Ideas alone can only get you so far, but once you’ve gotten off the ground, what does an investor need to see to invest in a startup?
13:19 – For an early stage startup that just received 500K, 600K or 1 million dollars in capital, what are the critical things they should be looking to address?
16:19 – When assessing the scalability of a company, what are the things you look for?
19:43 – It seems like emerging startup markets are becoming increasingly viable. What are cities like Buffalo doing right?


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Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M angel fund.

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