Dear Founder, There is No Magic Money Tree

Simon R Turner
4 min readMay 13, 2022

Dear Startup Founders, I regret to Inform you that there is no magic money tree.

Neither does it fall from the sky

This may sound like a ridiculous, patronising, and cynical statement, but not a week goes by when I’m not asked by some aspiring founders — typically yet to launch — “when will I get funding?”.

The reality and truth is: for many(/most), you won’t.

Investors won’t flock simply because you think you have a good idea, and perhaps a little traction. It’s an extremely…

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Simon R Turner

Building, bolstering, and bettering startups in Africa’s entrepreneurial sandbox | Venture Partner | PropTech Founder | Angel in Disguise | Veteran