How to Grow a Fast Growth Startup

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In this video interview, I’m joined Dan Martell, founder of Clarity

Dan has launched a number of successful startups in the past decade including Spheric (acquired ’08), Flowtown (acquired ’11) an now Clarity (which has recently hit its 10,000th call milestone) – one of the most powerful products out there for helping new startup founders and business people. I’ve written about Clarity in the past here & here  and we it’s awesome to have Dan back on StartupRemarkable for the second time.

In this interview you will learn how Dan successfully launched his latest startup Clarity, and:

What are the key ingredients to launching a startup that will rock
- How to create momentum for your startup’s launch that constantly builds to create a compelling story
How do you get your first users, a super tip how to hustle to get your friends signing up & what Dan rates as his no.1 user acquisition strategy
-  What Dan’s secret to getting so much stuff done is
-  Why advisors are so important (and how get the best advice from them)
 Check it out here:

Dans Links
Clarity
Dan’s Blog
The first interview Dan did on StartupRemarkable 1 year ago (where he speaks about Cohort metrics)
The awesome dashboard blog post Dan mentions
My blog posts about Clarity

Your Turn: What did you learn from this interview? Share it in the comments below

How to Get Investment for your Startup

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In this video interview, I’m joined by Startup Investor Julian Carter

Julian is MD and Co-Founder of EC1 Capital – an investment firm that specialises in investing in early stage web and mobile startups. Julian’s fund typically invests $80,000 – $320,000 (£50K – £200K) and Julian is on the look out for great startups to invest in.

In this interview you will learn what Julian looks for in a Startup. And:

  • What will get you in the door of an investor
  • Why investors won’t read your business plan (and what you should do instead)
  • How to project your future revenues realistically
  • How to get a warm lead into an investor
  • How important I.P. is to getting investment
  • The key elements of a fundable startup
  • Examples of companies Julian has invested in, and why

Check out the Interview Now:

Julians’s Links:

EC1 Capital

EC1 Capital Blog (lots of useful articles)

The Retronaut (one of Julian’s investments he mentions in the interview)

EC1 Twitter

Your turn – Have you ever tried to get investment? How did you find it? Put your answers in the comments below