Some fast-growing Boston tech companies are choosing to forgo chasing after venture capital. For those companies, doing so would simply distract from focusing on building the best product possible—and ultimately, they strive to achieve financial sustainability by way of their customers alone.
Humans are awesome at certain things, like closing enterprise sales deals, delivering rousing speeches, and comforting small children. For these tasks and lots of others, humans are far superior to code.
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?
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.
Choosing a business entity as a startup requires taking a number of business issues into consideration.
Learn to pitch with your four differentiators to catch an investors ear.
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