One of the key take aways many Danish startups take back home to Denmark after a visit in Silicon Valley is the expression: Founder Friendly Terms and a founder friendly term sheet.
A great read for anyone interested in understanding why some products are used over and over again and why some fail.
One of the elements that are used widely in Silicon Valley (and beyond) is “The Executive Summary”.
Have you ever heard the notion: Don’t re-invent the wheel? (or in Danish - “Du skal ikke genopfinde den dybe tallerken”) - I’m a fan. Don’t try to re-invent sliced bread or anything else that doesn’t need reinvention.
SCALEit alumni Spiio (June 2016) are on a really interesting growth track (pun intended!).
I am often met with the presumption that all we care about in Silicon Valley and on the SCALEit program is ... pitching. I often hear Danish entrepreneurs and founders say something like:
This blog post gives you at least 4 reasons to consider a Silicon Valley investment. Especially if you are a Danish tech startup with global ambitions.
Many Danish startups look at Silicon Valley as a mere potential source for investment. We are here to tell you that the startup-ecosystem of the Bay Area is so much more than that.
As a Danish tech startup actively fundraising in the US there are a number of things to consider before starting spending valuable resources (a.k.a. time & money) in that quest.