Bill Reichert has his top 10 rules list for web companies wanting seed money: he co-founded his venture company with Guy Kawasaki. This list outlines the things Web 2.0 start-ups should be doing when pitching for venture capital from companies like Garage Ventures – in other words it’s also what venture capital companies (or angel investors) are looking for in a start-up.
Are investors behiving badly with extra large funding rounds?
A look at a couple of New Yorkers with a pre-seed fund
Your MVP is complete. Some seed funding is in the bank, or maybe even a Series A. You’re anxious to see if your product flies off the shelf. It’s time to make that first sales hire.
This is a big step. The right call can establish the rocket-ship revenue chart every founder dreams of. The wrong call can be bring down the company.
An accelerator program is like a boot camp for early-stage ventures. They usually last anywhere from three to six months to help accelerate a startup…
Choosing a business entity as a startup requires taking a number of business issues into consideration.
Crowdfunding, incubators, and other options for funding your business.
Learn to pitch with your four differentiators to catch an investors ear.
Just as the CEO is the investor’s interface to a business, the application process and form is your interface into top accelerators like Techstars and Y Combinator. The best programs are super-selective–less than 1% of applicants get in, making them pickier than Harvard, Stanford and MIT.
How to take one step forward when challenges hit you in business.
Watch the painful humor in the Hot Pepper Pitch… talk about gluttons for punishment!
Bootstrapping is one alternative funding direction for scrappy entrepreneurs.
A special report on hardware trends for 2015.. a must read.
Admitting my bias since I’m a “designer and technology” Founder, I am enormously thrilled by the 2015 report on Design in Tech. According to this new report from John Maeda of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers: Silicon Valley, designer-lead companies are some of the most profitable and successful.
Don’t know where to start with social media? Start here. #ArtofSocial Media. Think you know it all? You don’t. #startupmanship
Women are starting businesses at one and a half times the national average. Yet female founders receive just 25 percent of angel investments in the U.S., and companies with a woman CEO get just 3 percent of venture capital.
According to CrunchBase data, underthings startups have closed 22 venture rounds since 2013.. learn more…
You may have noticed the term “Native Advertising” in the news lately. Investors seem to love it, the FTC warns that it may be illegal, and Google seems to be playing both sides of the fence. So, what are native ads?