No two venture-scale startups are alike. But there are patterns and what’s true of all of them is that they traverse through series of stages.
At each stage, new challenges — build the product, sell the product, raise capital, grow the team, lather, rinse, repeat. And the clock is ticking.
All along the way what feels like a hundred-million unforeseen setbacks — code fails, customers leave, investors balk, competitors enter, co-founders battle, payroll is missed, a pandemic descends.
Good stuff happens to. Plenty of it — your code works!, the customer signed!, the investor wired the cash!, you beat the competitor!, your co-founder is amazing!, everyone gets a bonus!, your product helps everyone work better from home!
The highs are really high and the lows can be really low. Risk and uncertainty abounds. So does passion and joy and pride. That’s the roller coaster ride that venture-scale founders sign up for.
At its earliest stages, a venture-scale startup is an experiment. It’s exciting, rewarding and can even be downright fun. But it takes a ton of hard work, creativity, grit, and even some luck. Soul searching is seldom optional. And there’s more to do than there are hours in a day. Get used to it… that part never changes.
Your company is growing, you’ve got some traction, and you’re looking to attract investors – here’s what Startup Haven can do for you.
As your company grows through its Series A, B, C investment rounds (and beyond), Startup Haven can provide you with opportunities both to accelerate your expansion and to network with companies and investors at all stages.
You climbed the mountain and sold or IPO’d your startup – what now? Whether you’re looking to begin your own career as an investor, or simply give back to the startup community, Startup Haven’s programs can help you transition from startup founder to startup guru.
Venture scale startups are ridiculously hard – about 95% of venture-scale startups fail. Startup Haven celebrates the lessons that come with building and growing a company, regardless of the outcome.
What’s next? Recover, rebuild, join a startup, find a co-founder, give back? Startup Haven is here help no matter what’s next.