Yannick Oswald on Blogging www.yannickoswald.comVC, Opportunities are Everywhere10 days ago
What advice would you give to a VC analyst in their first week on the job?
Asked by Michael Rabinowicz
Be ready for your elevator pitch + Listen, Listen, Listen...

Mathieu HecquetVenture Capital padawan
The VC I'm working with told me the same thing !
10 days ago
Andris BerzinsVC investor, former startup founder, startup activist, weekend warrior
Yannick Oswald you mean personal elevator pitch about yourself as an analyst?
10 days ago
Yannick OswaldVC, Opportunities are Everywhere
Andris Berzins yes, their personal story. Difficult to do well when in front of a small group of relatively senior people. So I ask them to be prepared. It is nice to kick off with a good first impression
9 days ago

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Yannick, I’m convinced you can’t grow business without advertising (well maybe except if you’re Tesla). Have you seen succesful consumer products that were able to grow without paid user acquisition? How important is it for startups to advertise well?
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