Resilient: How to Overcome Anything and Build a Million Dollar Business With or Without Capital

  • 2h 37m
  • Sevetri Wilson
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2021

Discover how to overcome anything, bootstrap, and go from initial concept to Series A funding with this firsthand look at entrepreneurship

Resilient delivers an invaluable collection of private journal entries mapping out a path from bootstrapping a multi-million dollar business to raising millions in Series A funding for another. Entrepreneur and Resilia CEO Sevetri Wilson describes her journey from self-funding to venture capital success. Written for ambitious and aspiring entrepreneurs like herself, Wilson covers a wide variety of topics about the entrepreneurial journey:

  • How to go from idea to product
  • The correct way to dive into the hiring process
  • Preparing to raise money
  • Building a tech company as a non-technical founder
  • How to select the right accelerators, programs, and pitch competitions
  • Creating wealth while building a business

The author also shares her “Simple Agreement for Future Equity” (SAFE) agreement and first pitch deck. Perfect for entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, and founders, Resilient belongs on the bookshelves of anyone interested in the process of bootstrapping and/or raising capital to grow a business in any sector.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Coming from Where I'm from
  • The Difference
  • Bootstrapping versus Raising Capital
  • Idea to Product—Building a Startup
  • Building a Team
  • I Hear You, but I Need Capital
  • Raising a Pre-Seed $400,000
  • Accelerators and Pitch Competitions? Bang or Bust
  • Raising My Seed Round
  • Product Market Fit
  • Raising a Series A
  • Holy Crap—A Pandemic!
  • The Murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and BLM
  • My Hopes, and Losing an Icon
  • Rate Sheet
  • Online Resources