All posts by Seyi Fabode

5 Actions That Reduce Your Chances of Raising Venture Capital

12–18 months after raising some money from friends & family or a seed round, many of the founders I talk to shift from product/market fit questions to fundraising concerns. After trying to dissuade them from going this route(and failing most...

/ May 8, 2017

The Myth of ‘The Visionary Founder’

During an entrepreneurship talk in Prof Darragh’s class while at The Booth School of Business, I listened to Andrew Mason talk about ‘The Point’. This was 2009 and Andrew talked about signing people up to collectively fight for or contribute...

/ April 24, 2017

Tech and The Defaults That Dictate Our Lives

In 1878, Christopher Sholes was granted the patent on the QWERTY keyboard layout. He’d been granted the patent on the typewriter in 1868, 10 years earlier. His original typewriter had problems with tangling mechanical keys and the QWERTY keyboard was...

/ April 14, 2017