About Hiruy

A venture capitalist and private equity investment manager based in Menlo Park, California, Hiruy Amanuel is a co-founder and managing partner at A.J. Ventures. Since launching the venture capital firm in 2013, he has closely monitored market trends to identify promising opportunities in Silicon Valley’s middle market consumer sector. Hiruy Amanuel and business partner Alison Littlefield seek to build… Continue Reading

7 steps to your success

7 steps to your success

Being a successful entrepreneur or businessman involves going through different up and downs, struggles and failures to finally attain the goal you set out to accomplish. Success has never been an easy journey and anyone who got there won’t tell you any different. For any aspiring entrepreneurs here are 7 secrets vital to achieving success?… Read More…

Financing a Startup: 7 Things You Are Wrong About

Financing a Startup: 7 Things You Are Wrong About

Often, popular culture’s conception of venture capital and entrepreneurship is rather far removed from the truth. The success of companies like Facebook or Instagram, plus the growing popularity of names like Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers make people think that finding investors is easy and that cashing in on good ideas involves… Read More…

7 of the Toughest Questions Investors May Ask Entrepreneurs

7 of the Toughest Questions Investors May Ask Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs tend to spend a lot of time and energy trying to get noticed by venture capitalists and angel investors. However, reaching the point where an investor is interested is only a small part of the struggle to obtain funding. Once investors are interested, startup founders need to make the right impression to get them… Read More…

6 Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Build the Best Pitch Deck Possible

6 Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Build the Best Pitch Deck Possible

Getting an investor on board with a startup often starts with an elevator pitch. Once this short pitch catches the investor’s attention, it is time for a more formal and longer pitch at a scheduled time. Importantly, this pitch should not be a one-way presentation. When entrepreneurs simply talk at investors for 30 minutes without… Read More…