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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?
The Founder of Yipit takes a look at what it takes to find a technical co-founder. It’s almost never easy, despite what some people tell you. There’s usually quite a few starts and stops along the way, and I’ve found that more and more Founders,...
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
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?
A glossary of terms for your Series A.
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.
A look at how to do a realist market anaysis…
The Versa Former 3D is an essential tool for anyone creating physical products and prototypes.
Tips to prepare your start-up to showcase to investors.
These are five signs that you might want to stick with your day job and put your startup dreams on hold.
Startup Europe’s priority is to promote entrepreneurship, as reflected in the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan, created by Vice President Neelie Kroes of the EU Commission.
This is an interesting exchange that supposedly took place between the powers at Microsoft and Ford…. a mega power pissing contest…. witty and fun.
10 Things NOT to Say in Silicon Valley
5 deadly mistakes when pitching angel investors
The goal of positioning is to create an immediate and direct connection in the minds of consumers; that’s what branding is all about. Individuals need to think about positioning, too.
12 questions you should ask when considering an accelerator program
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