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How to convince investors

Understand why your startup is worth investing in, then simply explain this well to investors!
Yes, that’s great advice from Paul Graham. But how exactly do you do that?


Accelerator fail: MIT reports that accelerators have not been meeting investors’ expectations

Leading experts in the field of business have recently reported that accelerators have not been performing to the expectations set by both startups and investors. While this announcement comes as a blow to offline and digital, we have distilled the salient points of the report here to outline how success accelerators can respond and once again garner respect from entrepreneurs on both sides of the startup equation. The math shows us why investors are disappointed: the average investor fund allocates 63% of its budget to methods involved in deal sourcing alone. Imagine how much of this funding could be re-allocated to startups themselves, if success accelerators would simply streamline a few key aspects of their business practices! Keep reading for more details on MIT and ANDE’s concerns and key methods accelerators can engage, in order to provide more efficient services to investors and startups alike.

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