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Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

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If you don’t want to be bound to a contract, a prepaid plan is an. excellent fit. There are small companies that offer the best prepaid. phone plans with unlimited talk, text and nice amount of data. There’s actually. something for any budget-and you’ll save over a postpaid plan. Below are the most affordable prepaid cell phone plans with.

Top Cell Phone Companies That Offers Best Deals

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Choosing a wireless provider is important as getting a Smartphone. The service provider offers the network, considering that you'll possibly end up spending an acceptable price for the service, and there is no reason in keeping with a poor service. However, there is no assured way to forecast this. Best Plans Cell phone companies

Prepaid SIM Card USA 2014

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Searching for an inexpensive plan on iPhone offer, or perhaps you wish to use an unlocked worldwide cell phone? Several prepaid wireless companies now are providing SIM-Only service, in which you bring in your personal cell phone, catch in a SIM card and enjoy. Best Plans Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

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Best Family Cell Phone Plans

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If you're planning to keep all your family connected under only one single bill, family cell phone plans are the best choice. Every large carrier permits you to purchase for a month bundles of web data and talk minute, saving you some money. Best family cell phone plans Best Plans

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Bootstrapping with Brad Feld

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Tom and Tony of tastytrade talk with Brad about Foundry Group, Techstars and Bootstrapping… Related articles. The Kentucky Thesis.

Don’t Have A Lazy Relationship With Your VC

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Today’s great post is from Bilal Zuberi @ Lux Capital. Oh – and make sure your VC has a sense of humor.

Where Can I Find Information on Starting Salaries for a SaaS Startup?

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Q: Where can I get some good starting salary information for a SaaS startup?  I need the information for CEO, CFO, CIO, CINO, Director of Sales. We have posted about this topic many times in the past and have often covered specific aspects in great detail – take a look at the  Compensation  archive. Although

What Costs Are Considered Reimbursable To The Founders Of A Startup Company?

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Q: What costs are considered reimbursable to the founder of a start-up company? More specifically, if the founder has been boot-strapping his company since inception, and he agrees to a series a term sheet with a VC firm, are the operational costs incurred by the founder between this time and the closing of the round reimbursable to the founder? For

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One Of Our Investors Just Closed Shop. What Should We Do?

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Q: What is the best path to take if a VC which has invested in my company closes down, but we have not exited and are still operating profitably ? There are lots of specific points in time to consider. Let’s start with two magic milestones – year 5 and year 10. 1.  The VC is outside their five year investment period.

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What’s An LP Meeting Like?

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Hunter Walk, one of the two founders of Homebrew , a VC firm started in 2013, just wrote a great post about Homebrew’s first LP meeting. love Hunter’s blog and his transparency about his experience as a VC. If you don’t know Hunter, he used to run Youtube at Google.

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I Invest In CEOs Who Are Learning Machines

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On my run this morning, my mind drifted to a common characteristic of CEOs that I work with. The ultimate is David Cohen, the CEO of Techstars.

What Should You Do When An Investor Asks You For A Business Plan?

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Dan Shapiro has an excellent post up titled What to do when an investor asks you for your business plan. In it he addresses something we missed in Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. In the section where we discuss business plans, we say: “We haven’t read a business plan in over 20 years.

Issues with Equity Misalignment

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Q: In our startup we have 4 founders, two of whom are not full time.  We’ve all put in a good sum of cash thus far. The two founders with the least equity happen to be the two tech founders. Furthermore, this is a common problem and one of the reasons I strongly encourage every founding team to have four year vesting on their stock.

When Should A Company Be Formed Around an Idea?

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Question: I participated in a company’s “app challenge weekend” (which they described as somewhere between a hackathon and a startup weekend). I am excited to continue working on the product that my team built over the weekend with 2 of the team members (my brother and the guy who pitched the idea).

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Baldwin: Advisors – Stop Screwing Startups

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Today’s post of the day comes from Micah Baldwin. Micah isn’t a VC – he’s an entrepreneur, CEO, and experienced mentor (he’s been involved in TechStars since the  beginning.) He has a great rant titled Advisors Stop Screwing Startups. ” If you are an amazing advisor, your reputation should precede you.

Does Being The First Full-Time Paid Employee Affect That Founder’s Equity In The Company?

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Question: I am one of three founders of a company.  Up until now we have been bootstrapping the company from our own funds and working part time on the company while having full time jobs. The first is the founders that are not yet paid employees would think that the other is  getting paid so FTE’s equity should decrease.

Motorola Moto E Review: Full of Surprises

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Motorola pretty much broke the mould when it released the Moto G, an affordable smartphone with specs to impress. But, less than a year. later, it’s done it once again with the Moto E, a device that, on paper, redefines our. price expectations. Key features. Motorola Review

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Stopping Writing For Other Web Sites

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One of my goals, and a tactic for being happier, this year is Doing More By Doing Less More Deeply. and Entrepreneur. love to write.

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Nokia Lumia 625 review: Speed & style

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The Nokia Lumia 625 isn’t to be confused with similarly named Lumia models. Although it’s closely related to the 520 and 620, it comes with a host of features that look. much more towards the premium end of the spectrum. Giants like the Lumia 1020. are paving the way for the Finnish firm’s name, but how does the Nokia Lumia 625. level up?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Review: Cut-Price Power

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Many tablets have price tags that match their large screen size, and can cost more than a lot of people are comfortable spending in one go. Not the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, which is trimmed down in every way, featuring a 7-inch display and a cut-down price that makes it an affordable option that performs above its price. range. Samsung Reviews

HTC One Mini 2 Review: Hands-On

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After pulling off another successful launch with the M8, HTC is quickly back in the game with the HTC One mini 2. It looks to offer a similar experience in a smaller package, but how will it measure up? We managed to get some very brief hands-on time with the phone to see how it was looking… Key features 4.5-inch display. 1.2GHz quad-core processor.

The 99 Investor Problem

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There were plenty of nuances around this rule and I was in the middle of several situations that structured around it legally. So that’s good.

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Impact in Angel Investor Decisions

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I’ll be speaking at an  Impact Angel Group event on February 12th. We’ll also talk about how we balance our impact, risk, and financial goals.

My Message About The Singularity: Be Optimistic

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I did a really fun hour long interview with Nikola Danaylov – who goes by Socrates – on the Singularity Weblog. ” Enjoy!

Real Transparency

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Lots of people talk about being transparent. Lots of companies espouse principles of transparency. Most of it is b t. And they have huge hearts.

Pro-rata Rights For Angels

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Joanne Wilson (aka Gotham Gal ) has an outstanding post today titled Pro-rata rights. In it she makes two important points about angel investing. She won’t do a deal if the legal documents aren’t good. She won’t do a deal if she doesn’t get pro-rata rights. Terms angel joanne wilson pro-rata rights seed

Where Are The Best Executive Programs and Crash Courses for Venture Capital?

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Q: As a rookie VC trial by fire is a great way to learn. Aside from crunching through some early deals, where are the best executive programs and crash courses for newbies to the VC world? A: While self serving, we recommend you start with our book – Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer And Venture Capitalist.

Sony Xperia M2 Review: Mid-range masterpiece

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Following the success of the recently released Sony Xperia Z2, there’s still a buzz around the Japanese company’s name. Now it’s introducing the Xperia M2, is this the answer for those that want Sony’s expertise without the high-end price tag? Let’s find out… Xperia M2 Key features 4.8-inch qHD display. megapixel camera. 1.2GHz quad-core processor.

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What Should I Do When Someone Expresses Interest In Acquiring My Company?

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I get asked this question many times in many different ways. Sometimes people are coy about it (“someone is expressing strategic interest – what should I do?”) ”) other times people are clear and direct (“someone wants to acquire my company – help!”). ”). His 10 step process is: Assess the acquirer.

Be Patient – It Can Take A Long Fucking Time

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I loved Bijan Sabet’s (Spark) post today titled Patience & Persistence. In it, he talks about how OMGPOP’s new game Draw Something is blowing up after nearly four years of making some, but not a ton, of progress. Company xyz now has a zillion users, another company just went viral, overnight sensation, etc. It’s Be patient.

What Does A VC Mean When He Says Your Product Is “A Feature And Not A Company”?

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Question: What does a VC mean when he says your product is “a feature and not a company”? For instance, assume you are building something that fits inside an email client that does X. Perhaps “X” translates languages). One never knows what the real reason for investing might be. Product company feature product

CEO Bootcamp with Jerry Colonna

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It’s really hard to be a CEO. Becoming a great CEO takes a lot of time, work, focus, coaching, and introspection. You’ve had success with your company.

Model Cap Tables With VCHub

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A few days ago I answered a question on AsktheVC about modeling cap tables. After a quick email conversation with Jeff Boardman (founder of LearnVC ), I realize I had left his product off the list. In addition, he’s created a variety of interactive examples that help you understand things like: Anti Dilution – Broad-based Weighted Average.

How Often Do Employees Of VC-backed Startups Get Stock Options?

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Question: How often do venture-backed start-up employees (let’s say non-executives) get stock option grants? Besides the initial grant when they start, how often do “re-up” grants come? Should they be expected after further funding rounds? After significant accomplishments/promotions? Never? Equity employees equity stock options

Josh Breinlinger: Why VCs Lie

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I discovered Josh Breinlinger’s blog this morning via a tweet from @stefanobernardi. added it to the Ask the VC blogroll and read through  VCs are liars. And so am I. VC Post of the Day breinlinger sigma vc post of the day

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How Do VCs Mitigate Risk In Their Investment Portfolios?

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Question: How do VCs mitigate risk in their investment portfolios? Are Are VCs simply looking to diversify the type and stage of companies in which they invest, or do they employ other financial hedging strategies? I’m not aware of VCs using classic financial hedging strategies. This ebbs and flows. 4. Venture Capital hedging risk vc

Raouf: What Made Alex Ferguson a Great Manager

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Oopsie – we forgot to do the “best VC post of the day” for the last month or two. You might have thought there weren’t any great VC posts, but you’d be wrong. We were just being lazy. Firas summarizes Ferguson’s management principles, as they apply to a CEO of an early stage company. Gather information everywhere.

Is There More Than One Type Of Convertible Debt?

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Troy Henikoff and I had lunch a month or so ago in Chicago and the conversation turned to convertible debt. I’d recently made an offer to invest in a company Troy was an investor in and the entrepreneur and I got tangled up in the definition of pre and post money in the context of existing convertible debt. Related articles.

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