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Why Startups Get Stuck & The Pitfalls of Raising Money

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Have you ever dreamt of launching a startup but worried about the dangers of scaling too quickly? Or maybe you're already running a business that feels stuck, unable to reach its full potential.

This is the podcast for you. Join host Matt Watson as he explores the fascinating world of entrepreneurship with Dave Hirsch, a seasoned investor and turnaround specialist. Together, they'll crack the code on fundraising, growth strategies, and how to avoid the common pitfalls that can sink even the most promising startups.

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Why too much money can be a bad thing for your business (and how to raise capital responsibly)
  • The surprising truth about the chances of startup success (hint: it's not what you think!)
  • The secret weapon for achieving long-term growth (it's not what you think either!)
  • Why some startups end up selling, and the challenges they face along the way
  • How to avoid common scaling mistakes that can derail your business

So, whether you're a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned business leader, tune in and get ready to unlock the secrets of building a sustainable, thriving company. Together, we'll debunk the myths, confront the challenges, and ignite your entrepreneurial journey!



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Highlighted Discussion Points

  • Entrepreneurship, fundraising, and growth with a focus on avoiding premature scaling and false narratives. 0:31
  • Raising capital for startups, focusing on responsible growth and market realities. 4:25
  • Entrepreneurship, fundraising, and growth challenges. 8:27
  • Buying and growing profitable businesses. 13:21
  • Reasons why startups sell, including investor pressure and growth challenges. 15:46
  • Common pitfalls in scaling startups include hiring the wrong team and over-engineering sales and marketing. 20:43
  • Entrepreneurship, business growth, and leadership. 25:11
  • Entrepreneurship, leadership, and company transformation. 29:37


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