'Advice for Early-Stage Founders' with Ellen Chisa
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Scale with Strive Podcast
'Advice for Early-Stage Founders' with Ellen Chisa
Apr 26, 2024 Season 2 Episode 6
Scale with Strive

Welcome to the Scale with Strive podcast, the place where you come to listen to some of the world’s most influential leaders of the SaaS industry. 🚀 

 I am your host, Dylan Hoyle and on today’s episode, I am excited to welcome Ellen Chisa, Partner at Boldstart Ventures

 Boldstart's speciality is partnering with Founders at inception, and today's conversation was centred around advice for Early-Stage Founders when looking to build a company. Some of my key takeaways from our conversation were: 

💡 The first steps that a Founder should take when they have an idea. 

💡 The specific qualities that VCs look for in Founders when considering investment. 

💡 Some of the common mistakes that Founders make when pitching to Venture Capitalists. 

Let’s Dive in! 

Watch the episode on YouTube 🎥 – https://youtu.be/OfwrJqPug-4 

Connect with Ellen here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellenchisa/ 

Connect with Dylan here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylanhoyle-saas-recruiter/

Learn more about Strive here - https://scalewithstrive.com/solutions/  

9:09                  Navigating Early-Stage Startup Challenges 

 20:15             Navigating Early-Stage Venture Capital Relationships 

 25:05             Building Relationships with VCs Before Pitching 

 29:31             Market Trends and Investor Resilience