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I am relatively new to the business model canvas, but I use a range of tools of which the Business Model canvas is just one. A good tool for assessing viability and market dimensions has been developed by my good friend Lars Welinder. Have a look for him on LinkedIn and look at his one page business plan. If properly formulated for investment this clearly shows what you need to know.
What about evaluation through customer development / lean startup concepts? i.e. what customer feedback are they getting, and how are they pivoting the business model in their search for a business model that works?
Any ideas on how to help VCs use lean concepts in evaluating business models? I heard of a lean marketing business (based in Brisbane) that offers business model hypothesis testing. very interesting