Dileep Rao

Contributor|Entrepreneurs

I was a venture financier and VC. Now I am a Reverse-VC and unicorn-trainer -- helping entrepreneurs and corporations to find growth opportunities and start growth ventures to take-off without VC. I am the author of Finance Secrets of Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs (https://amzn.to

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178 viewsMay 21, 2024

5 Ways To Make VCs Love You & 1 To Avoid Being Exploited

VCs finance ~100/100,000 ventures and fail on 80. Here are 5 strategies to make VCs love you – if you still think the odds are in your favor.

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925 viewsMay 3, 2024

Unraveling Elon Musk: 5 Fresh Insights From His Enigmatic Journey

Elon Musk's journey provides valuable insights for entrepreneurs and executives. Here are 5 lessons from Musk’s stewardship of Tesla, SpaceX, and X.

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244 viewsApr 26, 2024

4 Lessons For Entrepreneurs In The New World Of Celebrity VCs

The number of celebrity VCs or VCs with a celebrity pedigree seem to be growing by the day. Get on the bandwagon. But do not lose control to them.

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5,318 viewsApr 16, 2024

Uber’s Master Class: 5 Crucial Lessons In Unicorn-Entrepreneurship

Uber has been one of the most disruptive companies of the last 50 years. Here are 5 lessons for growth entrepreneurs from the leadership of Kalanick and Khosrowshahi.

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939 viewsApr 3, 2024

Rating Kate Kallot: 7 Strengths, 1 Challenge For Africa’s Next Unicorn

Kate Kallot has the skills and has developed the strategy to build Africa's next real unicorn. But has she made a fatal flaw?

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