A big conversation with angel investor Greg Shepard: How to quit businesses, survive the crisis, and follow your principles
Apr 21 2020
The guest of today's episode of Splinter Business Stories is Greg Shepard, entrepreneur, author, and angel investor. His investment firm, BOSS Capital Partners, helps startups on their seed stage. Today's episode is a profound, funny, and insightful conversation with a person who had multiple businesses and who has seen many companies rise and fall. We did our best to cover numerous areas of interest: from business habits to working approach, from dramatic to funny fails, from business execution to mentorship. In this episode, you will find some practical tips on building your product, seeking an investment, and using the right principles when choosing your future team. Your fellow IT comrade does her best in bringing resourceful and insightful, smart, and exceptional guests to this podcast, today's episode has a special place in Splinter Business Stories show. This episode is full of useful information and the right messages; it also clearly shows that it's possible to achieve a lot while staying approachable and open-minded. In this episode: The image of a modern Angle Investor Quitting businesses: necessity or wish? Middle Management: business driving force or ultimate stopper Experts vs. Fresh Blood: the principles of building a "dream team." Punctuality and its importance Seeking investment: two types of young (and not that young) start-uppers Investment and Relationship: The story of raising 1M within 1 hour Believing your own bulls*it and how it opens all the doors Consistent Persistency in business, sport, yoga, and personality Is a good entrepreneur a good speaker? Steve Jobs and Elon Musk: what's common? A tale about different approaches to public speaking Why sometimes not getting investment is more valuable than getting it? How to remove a video from the internet: the story of one speaking event Staying alive: how to survive a crisis 101 ( and reflecting on past crisis experiences) Founders: visionaries and executors and why it's important to have both Education and adrenaline: does degree matter Mentorship lessons and "magical kick." Delegating and criticizing: how to motivate and stay sane Greg Shepard's new book and what it takes to write it all down How to find an investor for your business? Coordinates, websites, and intelligence you need! *** Special thanks to Greg Shepard for coming to this show and sharing his stories, his tips, and his thoughts, it's always a pleasure to meet a real ace who knows his craft and who is not afraid of sharing his knowledge. For the investment, partnership and event booking, please visit: https://www.gregoryshepard.com/ If your startup builds a product, Cadoret is ready to support you with full-cycle marketing and branding: starting from strategy and visuals, and ending with pitching and public speaking boot camp. Visit https://www.cadoret.io/ for more information. Have a story? Feel free to add me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alkhimovichanita/ Bisou Bisou Yours, A.