Justas Janauskas on Get my advice on raising capital from tech VCsCEO @ Qoorio, Co-Founder @ Vinted, Angel InvestorSome time ago
A well told story is the only persuasion tactic for which we don’t have good defenses. Agree or disagree? Photo: my village in winter

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Thomas DesimpelAngel Investor, Polyglot, Real Estate Investor
Fully agree. And if you combine a great story WITH a great vision it's success guaranteed. Remember e.g "I have a dream" or in recent years "yes, we can" from former President Obama. Since your post applies more specifically about raising capital from VC (the same applies for angel investors) it's true here in this segment as well. Besides the metrics/execution no VC/angel will invest without a good story/vision. When story+ vision come together: 👇🤗 "Out of many, we are one " Yes, we can" https://youtu.be/OiskE1Jsr6A
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Yannick OswaldVC, Opportunities are Everywhere
incredible speaker. Thanks for sharing
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Adam MajidGame Design. Narrative. Marketing. Survival.
It is a very strong tactic. But apply critical thinking. And always ask “what does the other guy want from me?” When people tell a story, they generally want something from you.
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Justas JanauskasCEO @ Qoorio, Co-Founder @ Vinted, Angel Investor
, I think a good story explains how you can get what you want and value more than someting you need to give away. And vice versa
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Adam MajidGame Design. Narrative. Marketing. Survival.
@justas janauskas. A good story should do as you state. But i maintain that people in general, have an agenda of their own. And you have to be mindful of it. Sometimes people are really out to get you. Some really want to help. I guess for me its about caution to make sure you know what you are getting in to.
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Justas JanauskasCEO @ Qoorio, Co-Founder @ Vinted, Angel Investor
people always want something from somebody if they interact together. Otherwise they don’t. And sometimes they get want they want, and sometimes you get what you want. And a good story makes exchange happen, while a bad one - don’t. N.B. I agree with your view
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Povilas GodliauskasWell-being Psychologist | Mentor | Lecturer | Consultant | HR |
I guess the question is whether the story is supposed to inform about something or to sell something. There should be a clear boundary between journalism and copywriting. And let's be honest, insights are more about selling rather than informing. Otherwise, why the monetization model? Not saying that it is wrong to sell something with a story, but we should be open about that like on this platform.
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Justas JanauskasCEO @ Qoorio, Co-Founder @ Vinted, Angel Investor
I think we all do all kinds of things for different motivations, and sometimes it is purely monetary, sometimes it is emotional. And when we tell story or inform about something, we still have a motivation behind that action. I see ‘selling’ as an action/process with a clear intention for a mutual exchange (whether monetary or emotional). And postings insights is just a tool to broadcast your wisdom, and you might have different motivations behind that.
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Povilas GodliauskasWell-being Psychologist | Mentor | Lecturer | Consultant | HR |
I agree that people have different motivations and I agree that Insights is a tool to share your ideas or content, although I would not use the word 'wisdom'. But this is not the point. The point is that knowledge sharing can be unethical and abused, especially if the goals of the content creator and the platform are not clear. Therefore, the more transparent the goals, the less critical thinking you have to adopt and the lower the risk of manipulation. Speaking of Qoorio, I like that it is relatively clear to conclude who is sharing insights for monetary gain and who is doing that for spreading the message. Of course, you can do both and it's not wrong. But these are not necessarily the same motivations and we should be able to see the difference.
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Agne NainyteDigital Transformation | Process Excellence | Women Empowerment
People indeed remember stories the most so for me it’s a powerful tool when you want to convey your message.
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Justas Janauskas on Get my advice on raising capital from tech VCsCEO @ Qoorio, Co-Founder @ Vinted, Angel InvestorSome time ago
Many early-stage founders, impressed by my previous fundraising success, were asking my advice on how to build a deck to replicate my success. I had one piece of advice for them. Don’t build a deck. Build a business.

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Riccardo LinaresEntrepreneur
And too many founders build startups that need constantly to fundraise... I personally prefer who bootstraps and fundraise to growth, not to survive :)
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Justas Janauskas on Get my advice on raising capital from tech VCsCEO @ Qoorio, Co-Founder @ Vinted, Angel InvestorSome time ago
Some time ago, I met with a friend and a founder of one company. She explained how it is difficult for her to work with a few investors who are behaving destructively. They cross the boundaries of their responsibilities. Push founders to do things founders don’t believe. They vent their emotions. The list can go on. Today, I read this powerful letter from a CEO to a detrimental board member. I recommend reading it to everyone who has difficult relations with their investors.
Email to former board member
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Jurate DagieneDeputy Head Baltic, expansion to UK
I think it is a fantastic topic to explore because yes, first of all we are all human. psychological aspects of any relationship is probably one of the most interesting study objects so far even with tech taking more and more space these days. thank you for sharing
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Justas Janauskas on Get my advice on raising capital from tech VCsCEO @ Qoorio, Co-Founder @ Vinted, Angel InvestorSome time ago
A simple point I noticed many founders miss

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Lina LinkeviciuteLuxury Business and Sales Professional/Theatre Director/Creative Consultant
Dear Artūras Šlajus, everything on this earth is based on the law of cause and effect. It means that if Qoorio got 2 million they are worth it, they managed to find someone who believe in big thinking. Let me explain you. From my point of view Qoorio has a huge potential, this potential is linked to the human development which is happening now, specifically because of this pandemic and economic movements, the consciousness of human beings is growing because of all these problems, so the great Qoorio team is on the way to prepare the platform for the human beings who for the moment not even know how they are going to change in the next ten years ;)
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