What to Expect
At 10X, we have all walked in your shoes. We’re operators who have seen the highs and lows of business, success and failure….a lot more of the latter. We know it’s tough to raise money, and tougher yet to execute in a way that leads to successful outcomes for entrepreneurs and investors. Yet, there’s a passion about start ups and seeing something grow from an idea that is intrinsically exciting. We all share that adrenalin rush when everything clicks.
Our group thrives on providing you with honest, raw, unfiltered feedback. You’re likely to leave the meeting with more bruises (hopefully confined to your ego) than high fives. The pitch deck you just finalized and achieved perfection on at 3 AM this morning is likely well perforated. Your dream team may be called into question. Shark Tank now looks like a swim with the dolphins at SeaWorld…..all warm and cuddly by comparison.
Our goal is to help you be better prepared to raise money and pitch your business when you leave, whether your raise money with us or other capital sources. We hope you take away valuable information and ideas that will refine your pitch and make your more successful. Even if we decide not to invest, you should consider each member a resource to you in the future. Please take us up on the offer to ask us any question at any time. Ultimately the success of the ecosystem depends on many players participating, the vast majority of whom are not good fits for us to invest in.