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Hacking Angel List | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage Capital

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7 Tips For Raising Startup Capital AngelList is an amazing thing. No, let me rephrase that-- AngelList is a freakin' phenomenon.

A Better Way To Ask For Investor Intros

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8 Tips To Optimize Your Fundraising Process. It’s not that I don’t want to help. Indeed, I love making intros. Which is not where it should be.

Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

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Part of my job description involves prepping startups to raise capital. " I understand this concern; raising money puts a very

Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting.

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Business development is fun. It's a bit like a triathlon

Your Financial Model Is A Work Of Fiction; Build It Anyway

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Startup Financials Series Startup financial models are a pain in the ass. They take a ton of time to build. They are complex and often messy.

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Deals Gone WIld (aka "What Drives Massive Startup Valuations?")

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You can view that post (and the

Raising Startup Capital Slides -- The Pitch, The Model, and Fundraising as a Process (General Assembly)

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I recently led a three-part workshop series called "Raising Startup Capital" at General Assembly's SF office. Here are the slides I used in my lectures. I've included the notes version, as I think there's a lot of useful commentary in there. Enjoy! Session One: Building a Killer Startup Pitch Deck + Pitching Hacks. What do you think? Please share.

Startup Financial Models and Forecasts: Part II.

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Note: in my first segment on startup financial models, I discussed the reasons why an entrepreneur should build a startup financial model.

When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"

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I spend a healthy chunk of my time helping startups think through their capital raise strategies.

In Praise of "Dumb Money"

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I am frequently contacted by startup founders seeking help raising an angel round of capital.

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Announcing the launch of Foundersuite: Software and Templates for Entrepreneurs

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Try it out for free, and if you like it, you can use the code " SeedStageLove " for 20% off everything, forever. In Version 1.0, All feedback welcome.

Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy

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We recently put together our "thought piece" on the dynamic world of startup M&A.

What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Pt. I)

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I'ma simple guy. basically have just two passions in life: startups and sailing.

Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture

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Of all the determinants of a startup's success, company culture reigns supreme. with perhaps 700-800 early stage startups. From that broad pool

Financial Modeling for Startups-- How Much Will It Really Cost?

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Christine does a great job of breaking out Mint's costs by

Positioning for a Startup Market Turnaround | VentureArchetypes.

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The Care and Feeding of Startup Advisory Boards

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A recent post on Vator.TV got me thinking about startup advisory boards. But it needn't be so; setting up a startup advisory board

in search of.the ideal term sheet

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The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan.

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The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan! The main arguments are that: a) VCs don't read

Wisdom from Marc Andreessen | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage.

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Marc Andreessen is an amazing guy. He co-founded Napster, Ning, and LoudCloud (later changed to OpsWare). He sits on the boards of Facebook and eBay.

The Case for Taking a VC's Money (even if you don't need it.

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Basic (But Solid) VC Pitching Tips | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed.

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I stumbled across this blog this morning called Startable, co-written by an entrepreneur and a former VC with Atlas Ventures. The tips are basic

Things A Founder Will Never Say | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed.

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Things A VC Will Never Say | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage.

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apple's business plan and offering memorandum

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apple is one of the most fascinating companies, ever.

vc blog lists and rankings

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Key Elements for Selling Your Company | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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My friend (and former VentureArchetypes colleague) Jake Kaldenbaugh turned me on to this blog post by Matt McCall.

some thoughts on term sheets

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i am often asked by the startup companies i work with for a "typical" term sheet they can use as a benchmark when negotiating with investors.

Should Government Help Fund Startups? | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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I've been running an ongoing, informal debate about the role government should play in encouraging entrepreneurship.

the best funding strategy of them all: none

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this blog is generally about all things early stage capital related, but here is a good list of the best strategy of them all: bootstrapping.

More on M and A for Startups | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage.

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More on M and A for Startups.

Acquisition As An Exit Alternative | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed.

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closing term sheets quickly (+ avoid the co-investment term sheet)

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here's an interesting post from the guys over at venturehacks about closing term sheets quickly.

A "4-Pillar Plan" to Fix the IPO Market | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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It's an interesting approach.the "4 Pillars" include both

More SBA Funding for Startups? Maybe. | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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I had coffee this morning with my father and his friend, Fritz Keefner.

Tough Market for Entrepreneurs? VC Firms Are Having a Rough Go Of.

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Q1 VC Numbers Are In.Here's the Good, the Bad, and mostly, The.

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The Q1 VC numbers are in, and they ain't particularly pretty. billion in U.S. companies in the quarter, a 50% decline

Framework Benchmarks Round 13

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Round 13 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is here! Yes, that Qt. What a great time to be building web apps! Good fortunes.

#GivingThanks: David Cohen and the Techstars Foundation

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Today’s #GivingThanks is to David Cohen , one of the founders and co-CEO of Techstars. When I looked up, David gave me a little more background.

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

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What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand.

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