Watch My “Small Talks” Interview With The Amazing Zubin Bhettay of Fuzzy Pet Health
Jun 10 2019
I recently had the great pleasure of visiting with Zubin Bhettay of Fuzzy Pet Health in San Francisco as part of our “Small Talks” video series. He has such an inspiring story. He started out his career raising millions and helping launch software company DoubleDutch. He then went on in 2015 to found Fuzzy, which makes veterinary visits affordable and accessible through a membership model. He shared with me his irresistible elevator pitch and offered three tips for securing investors for your startup.
. Bhettay points out that it’s easier to get out of a marriage than a relationship with an investor so be selective. Are they easy to get along with? Do they believe in your mission? You don’t want an investor to join your board and then go against what you stand for. Make sure they fit your culture.
Tell potential investors your story, explaining why you’re the right person to make this business successful, what level of financing you’re looking for and the next set of milestones you hope to achieve.
Do your due diligence and check references to make sure you know who you’re bringing in. You don’t want to be saddled with a bad capitalization table.
Watch the full video for more insights from Bhettay here.
May 29, 2019
Endless to-do lists. Relentless notifications. Phone blowing up. It seems like everyone today is crazy busy. Who has time to serve on a non-profit board?
As outlined in my latest Forbes article, I would suggest that you do, even though you might not think it’s doable. The reason: the right role won’t feel like a sacrifice of time; it will feel like an investment in your career. You will learn how to do things and sharpen skills that can help you advance in your job, such as manage budgets and advise leadership. Those are good skills to have. And you will do some good along the way.