How to Email Investors [The CEO Library Newsletter]

May 18, 2020 | Posted by Bobby in Articles

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How To Email Investors and other videos I’ve made
Several years ago I was spending some time mentoring startup founders. And while MavenHut, my company, was growing and it was past the “survival stage”, talking to them reminded me of the issues you encounter as an early stage startup founder. 

Even more important, maybe, by that time I was doing angel investing of my own and I had the perspective from the other side of the table as well.

So I put together some short videos on the most asked questions I got while mentoring. 

Last week I decided to start publishing the videos on The CEO Library, as well. I’ve added a transcript, as well, which is a little bit edited and even more complete than the videos.
Here are the first 3 I published on the site:

You probably feel the same thing on your side, but email communication is becoming so more important right now and it will probably be like this in the next 1-2 years, at least.

Becoming proficient at emails is now a really important business skill. 

Sending concise and timely followups is a thing that was really good before COVID, but it’s fundamental for your business right now.

One more thing before “sending” you to the articles to read this week: I’ve changed the design for TheCEOLibrary. If you have feedback on it, please let me know, I’d love to know your opinion.

Book of the Week
Atomic Habits, by James Clear
Starting to use the email in a different way is not easy. We have our own habits, already deeply ingrained in the way we work. 

But now it’s time to change some habits. The world is changing, we need to change with it. 

Atomic Habits is, maybe, the best book you can read to help you in the change of your habits.

See who else recommends the book and why
Articles to Read

I’ve worked most weekends and holidays for a few weeks now, and regardless of the time involved (around 4 hours a day), it’s been getting to me since I just can’t find the time to rest, physically or mentally.

A great interview on online market places from Fabrice Grinda, an avid investor in these platforms.

He’s also an avid reader: we had Fabrice interviewed for The CEO Library on the most important and relevant books he read.

With gyms and studios worldwide off limits, online exercise classes are booming – and one Texan teacher has become the ‘patron saint of quarantine’. By Hop into something comfy and let’s get started!” This is how Adriene Mishler, YouTube’s biggest yoga guru, begins many of her videos.

Even if the Greater Recession leads to a lacklustre U-shaped recovery this year, an L-shaped “Greater Depression” will follow later in this decade, owing to 10 ominous and risky trends.

Eventually the lockdowns will ease and public life will become somewhat safer, even though a vaccine will still be a ways off. At that point a species that has been in hibernation will begin to emerge: namely, the tourist.
Tools I use: Canva.com
I’m really, really bad when it comes to graphic design. I never could use Photoshop or anything similar. I’m… BAD! I mean, look at the image above.

For the last several months I’ve been using Canva, though. The fact that they have templates for all the social media platforms (from Instagram to Facebook and Pinterest) had me sold almost from the start on their free tool.

What made me upgrade was access to their full photos database, as well. I use them on The CEO Library, as well. You can see most of them on the Collections tab, where most photos are from Canva (and designs, actually).

Start using Canva

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