Life keeps reminding me that there are two pockets that money comes from; emotion/charity and analytical/business.
It seems obvious, and it is, but even with all of my experience raising grant funds for Ushahidi, creating partnerships with the iHub, getting investors for Savannah Fund and raising a seed round for BRCK, I sometimes get a wake-up call in a meeting when I realize that I’m not hitting the right points.
They use different languages.
They look for different returns.
They don’t care about your past history on the other side.
They consider experimentation, pivots and final success differently.