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Jon Paul is the CEO of Value Added Finance Resources and brings an incredible amount of experience to this interview. Jon has turned companies hitting rock bottom around to multiple million dollar revenue streams. He prevents entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and startups from making key mistakes that could ruin their success as a business. Jon talks on several different ways you can value your company and how you can prevent a down round from happening on your second round of funding.
- 02:10 – Harder, faster, cheaper is not a change in direction.
- 03:15 – What’s Jon’s background?
- 06:55 – Jon talks on helping a telecom provider grow their stock from $2 to $65 in two years.
- 12:45 – How much equity should I gave a CTO or someone similar?
- 14:30 – How do you value a company accurately?
- 19:15 – What’s a down round?
- 21:05 – How can you prevent a down round from happening?
- 23:45 – Tips to keep in mind when pitching?
- 28:45 – Founders need opposite partners. Example: The risk taker who has someone to watch his back.
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