Ep. 056 – Interview with Slidebean CEO ‘Caya’ Cayasso, Part 4

Jose 'Caya' Cayasso, CEO of Slidebean

Jose ‘Caya’ Cayasso, CEO of Slidebean

In this episode, the Success In Business Podcast wraps up our interview with Jose ‘Caya’ Cayasso, founder and CEO of presentation-sharing software startup Slidebean. In this segment of the interview, Tom and Caya discuss working with investors, the challenge of timing your fundraising, and the startup cultures of New York, Silicon Valley and Costa Rica.

In addition to his success as an entrepreneur, Caya has been named in the “40 Under 40” list of Costa Rican innovators by El Financiero newspaper, and received an Innovation Champion by the Costa Rican Ministry of Science and Technology.

• Intro, and interview recap

• What makes an ideal investor?

• Avoiding bad money

• Dangers of trying to raise money at the wrong time

• “Raising money when you’re running out of money is the absolute worst idea. Nobody wants to fund a company that’s about to die.”

• Parallels and differences between New York, Silicon Valley and Costa Rican startup accelerators

• Caya’s closing thoughts: Parties and comradery in startup accelerator programs

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