Want to start a retail computer shop, need advice for a to z.

I'm from India, after college I used to work in industries, but since covid happened lost job and tried alot to get back job but they are not hiring since very less production. So want to start Retail Computer Shop. I have computer knowledge but no business knowledge.

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How to start contacting investors?

Hi all – I'm building an app with my brother and while our team is continuing the build, we are working on the pitch and marketing materials.

The past few months little by little we have seen news of come of people in our space doing something similar, but not what we are trying to do, getting seed and series A rounds of $ 1-5MM. We have made note of who the investors are when they are named in these articles… but we have a different hurdle we are more concerned about – how do we even go about trying to get a meeting with these people/firms?

Any advance is appreciated!

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Founders don’t need to be full-time to start raising venture capital

“More than 50% of our founders still are in their current jobs,” said John Vrionis, co-founder of seed-stage fund Unusual Ventures.

The fund, which closed a $ 400 million investment vehicle in November 2019, has noticed that more and more startup employees are thinking about entrepreneurship as the pandemic has shown how much room there is for new innovation. To gain a competitive advantage, Unusual is investing small checks into founders before they’re full-time.

Unusual, which cuts an average of eight checks per year into seed-stage companies, isn’t doling out millions to every employee who decides to leave Stripe. The firm is conservative with its spending and takes a more focused approach, often embedding a member from the firm into a portfolio company. It’s not meant to scale to dozens of portfolio companies a year, but instead requires a methodical approach.

One with a healthy pipeline of companies to choose from.

In an Extra Crunch Live chat, Vrionis and Sarah Leary, co-founder of Nextdoor and the firm’s newest partner, said lightweight investing matters in the early days of a company.

“There were a lot of teams that needed capital to start the journey, but frankly, it would have been over burdensome if they took on $ 2 or $ 3 million,” Leary said. “[New founders] want to be in a place where they have enough money to get going but not too much money that they get locked into a ladder in terms of expectations that they’re not ready to take advantage of.” The checks that Unusual cuts in pre-seed often range between $ 100,000 to half a million dollars.

Leary chalks up the boom to the disruption in consumer behavior, which opens up the opportunity for new companies to win.

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So, we’re mom testing an idea, and we’re getting good responses and I’m getting referrals. I want to start talking to SF investors. Any tips?

My problem is: I want don't want to raise funds from my home country, I want SF money because they get growth better than my home country.

Given that I don't know anyone, YC apps are over, and that we're still at idea stage but almost to the point of paid commitments, what do I do?

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ELI5: How do you determine your total addressable and target market size for a start up?

Hey guys, wondering if someone can help me out…

Let say you are creating a sales forecast estimate for a business plan or proposal, how do you determine your total addressable and target market size?

How do you calculate the addressable market by size?

Assuming it is an e-commerce start up do you break your market down by region?

How do you narrow down your target market size? Or available market? the market you can actually each?

What type of data do you use to estimate?

Do you use facebook, google audience sizes?


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With how much capital did you start your startup and what’s the startup about?

I'm just a student that think's of opening a startup in the future and I'm courios how much capital do I need to start one. I'm thinking about food bussines or electronics, like a food container that I can move it and change the equipment for every season. Thanks.

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