Cynthia Del'Aria

Cynthia Del'Aria is a serial entrepreneur and tech startup ninja, specializing in product-market fit and idea validation and helping new entrepreneurs reserve their time and money for the idea with the best shot at success. With two successful exits before 30, an active high-profit-margin SaaS in the commercial airline space, and two additional startups in the works, she knows what it takes to traverse the entrepreneur journey, the highs, and the challenges of turning a vision into a successful, viable business.

Entrepreneurship is NOT a Zero Sum Game (and NOT building a company can be a win!)

Somewhere along the way we are taught or come to believe that someone else has to lose in order for me to win, but that doesn’t really align with the reality of economies. In this episode, we’ll bust the myth that starting up is a zero sum game and talk about why generosity makes such a difference. We also explore the idea that “winning” might be poorly defined, especially when it comes to the outcome of your ideas.

Send Me An Angel (Investor) and Show Me the (Grant) Money

Figuring out all of the startup investment options can be a game of alphabet soup, and understanding when one option is available to you and right for you can be daunting. In this episode, we break down what types of investments exist out there, common vehicles for those investments, and when you can consider availing yourself of each type. And then we talk about the often overlooked option, and the one that doesn’t impact your cap table or cost you interest: grants!

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