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Originally asked by Dima (Not me): On one hand, investors want to see a familiar pitch deck structure. On the other hand, thinking out of the box and surprises are welcome. What's your take? Answer: Just talked about this with one of the companies that I mentor. The...read more
Originally asked by Tomek: Is Arctic15 a good place / community / conference for service providers? We _may_ be pitching / doing “sales”. Is it welcome? Or is it rather a place for startups investors relationships? Answer: Will do my best not to sound "salesy" and to...read more
Originally asked by Tomek: Probably asked already: what’s your background? Is it technical? Can we argue being technical is more about the “people” anyway? Everything is people’s business in the end... Answer: This answer might get a bit philosophical, but I do not...read more
Originally asked by J R: Hey Dima, not a big question but maybe still helpful for other founders... I was at your great seminar yesterday and want to ask which service you use to track the views of your presentation slides? I never saw this online tool before but it...read more
How do you overcome disappointments / negative feelings? What would be your advice for a person who has a tendency to wallow in things they can’t change?
Originally asked by Milla. There are three rather big parts to your question. So let's tackle them. First, let's tackle the feelings - as it is a little easier to start here. Then we can move on towards disappointments. The word "negative" next to feelings, is...read more
Original Question by Micah Gland: "I'm learning that finding true meaning is often a recurring process of action and reflection. Your thoughts? Reflection tips?" To answer your question, it is important, I find, to be a little more clear on the terms. Words are...read more
Asked by @valerievspace @Marina_Gretsova. The trick is simple - stop trying to "make it somewhere". The things that we chase the most are the most elusive, and the things we accept as is are the most permanent. It is easy to "get everything done", when you are not...read more
Originally appeared on Quora. In my experience, anywhere between 500 USD and 5 000 USD. As I have written in my latest blog post, most start-ups undervalue the power of money. That is to say, most think that 5 000 USD is a very little amount to get started, personally...read more
Originally answered on Quora. Absolutely. In fact, I would argue that in almost any company - IT and technology is secondary. Sales and marketing is what makes companies successful. (Technically, its all about the right people) You can have the best technology in the...read more