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How To Raise Seed Money Right (And Wrong)

YoungUpstarts

need to admit to a personal bias right up front: I am not the biggest fan of borrowing seed money. DO Raise Seed Money Through Sales.

Don’t Forget Grants If You Need Early Seed Money

Startup Professionals Musings

In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid. Extend your networking.

Don’t Forget Grants If You Need Early Seed Money

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In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid. grant is not an equity investment, so the entrepreneur doesn’t have to give up a stake in the company either. Professional help costs money. Invested Interests entrepreneur grants startup

A Quality Benchmark for Accelerators: The Global Accelerator Network

Feld Thoughts

Provide some sort of seed capital to their founders. Take a small amount of equity (usually ~6%) and overall have terms that are favorable to entrepreneurs. Have a strong management team who are typically proven entrepreneurs. From that initial outreach, 16 high quality accelerator programs joined us to launch the network.

What every entrepreneur should know about financing right now

Version One Ventures

The ability to raise money no longer determines one’s fate. More money is flowing in from a new crop of angels, newly wealthy from a number of tech IPOs. And, we should expect angel activity to drop as new angels discover that returns from their seed investments aren’t so easy to come by. Is your opportunity at least $100M?

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.

How to deal with the Series A crunch

Version One Ventures

With headlines declaring that more than 1,000 seeded startups will soon be orphaned, it’s only natural that startups are concerned about the future funding landscape. Seed financing grew from 89 fundings in Q1 2009 to more than 500 in Q3 2012. recently had lunch with an entrepreneur who asked what he should do.

Build Entrepreneur Credentials Early and Wisely

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Many believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made. The bigger question, then, for an entrepreneur, is not “Should I go to college?”

Most Great Entrepreneurs Don’t Drop Out of Harvard

Startup Professionals Musings

Many believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made. The bigger question, then, for an entrepreneur, is not "Should I go to college?"

Booming Companies That Should Inspire Entrepreneurs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Every huge company started out as an entrepreneur with an idea and the willingness to work hard to reach his or her dream. Business

Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

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It’s what life was like as an entrepreneur. But this is nothing like the stress of being an entrepreneur. What’s it really like being an entrepreneur? You probably follow some high-profile entrepreneurs on Instagram and Twitter and see conference pictures of them in Davos, Mexico, Monaco or wherever. Raise money.

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8 Guidelines For Friends And Family Startup Funding

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.

The Silliness Of Recapping Seed Rounds

Feld Thoughts

company raises $1m of seed money from angels in a convertible note with a $6m cap. Assuming equity is raised at or above that cap, the total dilution, before the new money, is 16.6% (equivalent to an equity financing of $1m at a $6m post money valuation. ” They are running out of money. It blew my mind.

Entrepreneurs that Got Filthy Rich in 2011

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mark Zuckerberg isnt the only entrepreneur good at making bank. Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the only entrepreneur good at making bank.

Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

Both Sides of the Table

It’s what life was like as an entrepreneur. But this is nothing like the stress of being an entrepreneur. Raise money.

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Busted or Confirmed? 3 Common Myths About Starting A Business

crowdSPRING Blog

That is why it is imperative for entrepreneurs to critically examine all advice and “truths” about startups. So are the ants.

Series Seed or Convertible Note? Which one is more founder friendly? Which one do investors prefer?

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That said, the primary entrepreneur-friendly reason for doing a  Convertible Note (and the reason that no serious investor under regular circumstances will therefore do an uncapped note) is: The valuation negotiation is put off until the next round. Invested Interests convertible note entrepreneur investors series seed

Seed and Later Investments for Startups are Booming

Startup Professionals Musings

Seed investments” are early stage financings (typically less than $1.5 Seeded companies will take longer to raise a next round.

Mile-High disruption: Why Denver should be on your tech radar next year

The Next Web

Entrepreneur Insider United States Analysis and Opinion Denver has more tech startups per capita than any U.S. percent). Denver Mayor Michael B.

A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

Platforms and Networks

skip to main | skip to sidebar Platforms and Networks Thoughts about platforms, network effects and entrepreneurship Wednesday, November 25, 2009 A Compilation of the Webs Best Advice for Entrepreneurs Below, I link to blog posts and other online resources that offer advice for entrepreneurs. Great list. Tom, well done - solid list.

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.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

Both Sides of the Table

In our industry we applaud the efforts for entrepreneurs to have tried and we know that today’s failure can bring the experience for tomorrow’s success. Most of this advice boils down to an argument in favor of basic planning before starting a company or raising money. ” when often that’s a stupid comment.

Revisited: big VCs investing in seed rounds

Chris Dixon

A few years ago, the trend of companies raising smaller seed rounds combined with the emergence of new seed funds caused many big VCs to create seed investment programs. The second nuance can be counterintuitive: the danger of taking seed money is positively correlated with the reputation of the firm. startups

How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

Both Sides of the Table

Some quick highlights include: The Role of a Seed Stage VC. Each VC raises money – say $90 million. But not many others.

10 Reasons Why Capital Shouldn't Make Or Break Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

The caveat is that these young entrepreneurs have to drop out of college to do it. Having no money can help you plan. Or not.

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

Steve Blank

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.  The origin.

The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires

Both Sides of the Table

And a few teams of super talented, educated and bright entrepreneurs make a few mill. Let’s assume $2 million in seed money.

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

Steve Blank

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.  The origin.

The Seed Signaling Problem That’s NOT Being Talked About

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

There’s been plenty of chatter over the past few years about the potential pitfalls for entrepreneurs taking seed money from VCs. You could call this the VC seed signaling problem. A VC throws some money around into a bunch of different seed rounds assuming they’re buying optionality for their Series A.

Why Kickstarter and crowdfunding can’t replace traditional investors

The Next Web

At this point, it seems like every other day celebrities and regular ol’ entrepreneurs are using the crowdfunding platform to raise needed capital.

3 Reasons To Seek Only What You Need During The Funding Process

YoungUpstarts

For new or young entrepreneurs, understanding the realities of the startup world often comes as a shock. Success is more than just a great idea.

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What Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)

Both Sides of the Table

So we as VCs search for entrepreneurs/founders who have the whole package or as much of it as possible. He wanted to raise angel money.

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.

6 Tips for Coming Up With Your Million-Dollar Business Idea

Up and Running

With my adolescent dreams up in flames, I decided to get back at my unsupportive mom and dad the only way I knew how: I became an entrepreneur.

2009 VC Fundraising Strategy

Startup Economy

They might have more time "networking" with entrepreneurs now that the new deal is slowing down. They might have more time "networking" with entrepreneurs now that the new deal is slowing down.Innovate on business model.Remember debt is another option.This is, by no means, a complete list of to-do's. Not much but there are some.

Let's All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can't Raise Any More Money

readwrite.com

Share on: Let's All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can't Raise Any More Money. Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud.

Why the New Seed Might Be a Bad Seed

This is going to be BIG.

About a year ago, I started hearing about the existence of a "pre-seed" round. The term "seed" implies the very beginning to me.

The beginner’s guide to valuing and selling your app

The Next Web

If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering selling your app to someone else, hopefully for large sums of money. Money. Why sell.

Inside Geoloqi's Unusual (& Fascinating) Acquisition

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Amber Case, entrepreneur and self-proclaimed "cyborg anthropologist," is hardly one to follow a well-tread path. Here's how it happened.

7 Things You Should Know About Angel Investors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You have more opportunities than ever before to raise seed financing. Here''s what you need to understand first. ventures in 2011.