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APRIL 28, 2010 [Pre-Money Valuation, Seed Money] How to Fund a Startup
typical startup goes throughseveral rounds of funding, and at each round you want to take justenough money to reach the speed where you can shift into the nextgear. At Viaweb we got our first $10,000 ofseed money from our friend Julian, but he was sufficiently richthat its hard to say whether he should be classified as a friendor angel.
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OCTOBER 23, 2010 [Pre-Money Valuation, Seed Money] How to Start a Startup
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. This money isnt revenue. Well, no.
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SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 [Pre-Money Valuation, Seed Money] To Follow On or Not to Follow On
In the late 90's, it wasn't surprising that companies with no revenue that were funded at 100 million dollar valuations didn't survive. That's why I constantly remind companies that when you do an outsized financing price or size-wise, you expose yourself to getting hit bad in a downtown unless you're conservative about how you use the money.
POSSIBLE INSIGHT [Pre-Money Valuation, Seed Money] Full Year 2012 “Seed Bubble” Update
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
As regular readers know, I’ve been on the lookout for a bubble in seed
stage investing. To review the history of my seed
bubble watch, see here , here , here , and here. Recall that my methodology is not designed to produce the most accurate estimate of the true number of seed
-stage dollars. Initially, I was troubled. MORE >>