Accelerators provide seed investment, mentorship, and the connections necessary for success. By the end of the program, companies that go through our accelerator for instance have found more value in the experience than the $50,000 we invested in them.
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.
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.
Bootstrapping is one alternative funding direction for scrappy entrepreneurs.
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
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?
In this You Tube video, Steve Blank gives a lesson on what it takes for a high tech startup to survive and thrive in today’s high stakes world of technology.
In order to gauge the pulse of today’s tech startup ecosystem, we spoke to a group of New York-based entrepreneurs and investors and asked what they’re looking for when they evaluate a company.