Rui Bom

Startup mentor @ 500 Startups
I help startups beat the odds | Top 10 Mentor 500Startups | 2x Entrepreneur | Research • Sales • Fundraising
Japan 5.0 (5 reviews) Active last week Usually responds in a few hours
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$180 / month

Top 10 mentor with top startup accelerator in the World | Pitch Deck💰 | Sales🛍 | Cold Email📨 |

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{My regular rate is $250/hr.For a limited period my sessions are at 40% off so take advantage of the discount to book your session now 🤘🏼}

My most popular sessions:

* Fundraising: The 7-slide template I stole from the #1 investor in the World.
* Cold emails: Beat 99% of the World at writing emails that convert.
* Cold calls: 20 hacks to ‘manipulate’ any conversation.
* KPIs: You’ve been doing it wrong.
* Research: Validate any business idea with $5 (for Post-Its).
* Remote teams: How to avoid hiring amateurs (and keeping them working for you).

Have been building startups since before 'startup' was a word. 5-star mentor with 🥇 accelerator (25+ unicorns) in the 🌎, for whom I've built and mentored several programs. Bringing the '🦄 Playbook' to more entrepreneurs around the World. Firm believer that the right emoji is worth 💯 words.

🏢📈 Twenty years of solid professional experience, working for Fortune 500 companies and global startups, have shown me how businesses of all sizes operate and given me an unconventional perspective on what is required to succeed in the business world.

💦🏆 Lost my startup virginity in 2005 and that feels like really a long time ago. After living in six countries, going broke a few times, co-founding two tech businesses and working with and for a handful of others - while making most of the mistakes in the book - I started sharing my experiences, learnings and insights through mentoring. After 100's of hours of talking to founders, I have been able to distill the patterns, behaviors and practices that differentiate the good from the great and learn most of the important mistakes that get 90% of companies stuck in the quick sands of Startupland.

🥇📝 As a mentor I have worked with some of the top startup programs in the World. In 2021, I became part of the very exclusive group of 500 Startups' mentors with a perfect 5 out of 5 score. Being the person who designed, built and taught the curriculum and materials for two of 500's early-stage and growth programs, I have access to the frameworks, templates and assignments that helped turn Grab, Reddit and Canva into legendary unicorns. And as your mentor *you guessed it right* I'll be sharing those with you.

⛵🗺️ I have sailed most startup seas, from the very early waves to acquisition territory. I can help you navigate the first stages of startup life - market research, prototyping, testing and get you ready to launch your Minimum Viable Product. From there we can conquer Product Market Fit, get you ready for a successful fundraising campaign and work on expanding your business into the four corners of the World.

🔥🎢 The flame that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. Startup life is not a 100m sprint. So you'd better toughen up and get ready to endure the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. There's quite nothing like it. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with so surround yourself with the best ones you can, count to three and enjoy the ride.

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What mentees say



5 out of 5 stars

Rui is one of the most brilliant people ever spoken to. Sales, tech, business, finance, this guy knows it all.



5 out of 5 stars

Rui is amazing! Laser-focused sessions get me the accountability I need. He takes time and effort in preparing for our conversations, which I appreciate. Last but not least, his depth of experience is extremely useful to have at hand.

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