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Sources of Seed Money

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Even thought money for entrepreneurial ventures is tougher to find than it was in the boom times, there still is money out there. Even seed stage ventures can find backing if they are patient, determined, and have a strong enough business model.

No Plan Survives First Contact With Customers – Business Plans versus Business Models

Steve Blank

He said, “After we graduated we took our great idea, holed up in my apartment and spent months researching and writing a business plan.

Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

The ideas were to be implemented by existing business or R&D units – i.e., no need to create new permanent infrastructures for innovation.

Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

The ideas were to be implemented by existing business or R&D units – i.e., no need to create new permanent infrastructures for innovation.

How Investors Think About Valuation of Pre-Revenue Startups

SoCal CTO

They might have some seed money and are thinking or raising a Series A based on success of an early release (MVP). Think about how you can prove your business model with an MVP. He just post: Establishing the Pre-money Valuation of Pre-revenue Startups. What are they really looking for? is a requirement.

8 Key Actions for Entrepreneurs Needing Early Money

Startup Professionals Musings

If you set around quietly waiting for someone you know to offer you money to fund a startup, you will probably have a long wait. Don’t be one.

Who exactly are angel investors?

Startup Economy

Early-stage VC : usually particiapates in Series A (and sometimes seed round on rare cases) to prove out the business model and test out the customer traction. Angel groups and seed investors. Angel/Seed investors : It's important to realize that different between angel groups and angel investors. Stay tuned.

Early-Stage Startups Need Friends, Family, and Fools

Startup Professionals Musings

If you set around quietly waiting for someone you know to offer you money to fund a startup, you will probably have a long wait. Don’t be one.

Life As A Startup Consultant

Seed Stage Capital

If you want to optimize your life for money, you should pursue a path in traditional consulting (BCG, McKinsey) or in investment banking.

7 Things You Should Know About Angel Investors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You have more opportunities than ever before to raise seed financing. You may have a perfectly reasonable plan for a $10 million business.

The 37 Greatest Business Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs

Mike Michalowicz

A kid can run a business. And here’s something that may be a shocker for you – you kid can probably run a business too. No excuses.

How H&R Block Turned a $5,000 Loan Into a 24 Million-Customer Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Henry Bloch, the co-founder of the tax preparation giant, says going after every last dollar shouldn''t be your business''s goal. Be inspired.

3 Reasons to Look to the Angels for Start-up Funding

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You're starting a business. They can help you build your board, hire great executives and strategize on your business model.

Can This Start-up Shake up the Art World?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Especially so, because there's an obvious cure: the rental business model. It's an intriguing model. Why not fine art? Artify.it

Ex-Rovio Team Gets Funding To Create A Game That "Will Live On For Decades"

ArcticStartup

To find out more, we got into an interview with the CEO, Antti Stén: AS: So, what's the money for? AS: Ha! They seem to think so about us.

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Why The Value Of The Fund-Raising Process Is Not Just The Funds

OnStartups

Raising Money Isn't About Raising Money. Our company has raised more than $600k in seed money over the summer. Dharmesh.

Disruption Comes (Finally!) to Commercial Real Estate

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How Jason Freedman and 42Floors cooked up a killer business idea that could turn commercial real estate on its head. Freedman winced. Bingo.

How to Start a Startup

www.paulgraham.com

You need three things to create a successful startup: to start withgood people, to make something customers actually want, and to spendas little money as possible. The way a startup makes money is to offer people bettertechnology than they have now. Andyet theres a lot of money at stake. For business people its roulette.

A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

Platforms and Networks

Sequoia on elements of a great business plan Netscape and Ning co-founder Marc Andreessen on team vs product vs market as key factors for startup success and what to do when VCs say "no" (NEW 11/29 - thanks to Steve Blank) Entrepreneurial marketing guru Sean Ellis on milestones for startup success. business opportunities said.

Dynamic strategy and the end of competitive advantage. Rita McGrath, Business of Software 2014

Business of Software Blog

billion dollars in interchange fees and that’s a lot of money! You know, you think about your pricing models, right. Yeah, okay.

How to Get Funding From Friends, Family, and Fools

Startup Professionals Musings

If you set around quietly waiting for someone you know to offer you money to fund a startup, you will probably have a long wait. Don’t be one.

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

techcrunch.com

It is the first in a series of posts he’s writing about the decisions a young entrepreneur needs to make when she/he is first starting a business. If you want to waste nine months trying to raise VC money for that idea, great. need money for the servers. Now, if you have a business guy along for the ride, that works too.

Q&A: How To Deal With The Trough of Sorrow? And tips for bootstrapping companies

Rob Go

Even Mailbox (which just got acquired by DropBox for likely a big number) I’m sure faced a trough of sorry when they shifted resources away from their original product (behind which their raised their seed round) and pursued what could have been yet another email client. Rob Go] This is a great question! Know that the trough is coming.

Entrepreneurs: The Funding Landscape Has Changed.

Berkonomics

Sara focuses upon another side of small business financing not typically considered in the angel and venture world, financing from sources for companies that will probably never be attractive to those niches. . Your business plan is ready.  Small businesses typically underestimate this need. Raising money

Mentors-Plus-Capital Programs – Intense Incubation

Startup Professionals Musings

By Jim Flowers A few months ago, Marty invited me to comment on business incubation and what a startup company ought to expect from an incubator.

How to Meet VC's

Babbling VC

Kjell and Jascha, the two founders of apprupt started coming to this before even launching the business. We've had our ups and downs with the business but eventually I am convinced these guys will make something great of apprupt.  former colleague of mine from SAP introduced me to this business. They didn't simply do this once.

Am I a Founder? The Adventure of a Lifetime. « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

And I remind them that they should be bringing some type of domain expertise (technical or business) to the table. However, you will be dealing with almost daily change, (new customer feedback/insights from a Customer Development process and  technical roadblocks ,) as the company searches for a repeatable and scalable business model.

This Week in VC with @VCMike Hirshland of Polaris Ventures

Both Sides of the Table

One of the most difficult things to do as a first time entrepreneur is to get to know the investors you might be working with if you accept money.