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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. Professional help costs money.

Don’t Forget Grants If You Need Early Seed Money

Gust

In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid. If you meet all the requirements, complete all the paperwork, and submit your grant application today, it will likely be six to nine months before you see any money. Professional help costs money.

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). He just post: Establishing the Pre-money Valuation of Pre-revenue Startups. A lot of my time is spent helping early-stage companies get to proof points so that they can raise capital. is a requirement. Not sure why.

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.

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.

Busted or Confirmed? 3 Common Myths About Starting A Business

crowdSPRING Blog

Fortunately, many startup myths revolve around three common topics (business plans, money, and unnatural hustle). So are the ants.

Get Off My Lawn! Crazy Kids and Their Sex, Drugs and Startup Advice!

This is going to be BIG.

founder will raise one party round worth of seed money and they''ll go teach a class on how to raise venture capital. A BD person at an aqui-hire will write a book on the art of the deal. Venture Capital & Technology There is nothing I''ve ever written that makes me feel older than this post. Get off my lawn!". Growth hacking?

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

The Next Web

Encouraged by the staggering growth of its local tech industry, Denver has made its commitment to fostering technology innovation clear.

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.

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

Up and Running

David sold his recording equipment for $50,000 and they borrowed the rest of their seed money from a bank. My Story. David’s advice.

Inside Geoloqi's Unusual (& Fascinating) Acquisition

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There's nothing typical about founder Amber Case. And this isn't your typical M&A deal. Here's how it happened. VCs right now are kind of weird.

Booming Companies That Should Inspire Entrepreneurs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Uber Uber started out as a small San Francisco business that managed to generate $200,000 in seed money in 2009. Business

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.

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.

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.

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.

Guaana And Prototron Team Up To Link Ideas And Scientists

ArcticStartup

The goal of their platform is to enable technology transfer through crowdsourcing. Or give input to other people ideas

Why Nobody is Talking About Your Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's also pervasive in health care and, above all, in the technology sector. Here's how to stop sucking at publicizing your company. It isn't.

Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

Both Sides of the Table

Being profitable allows you degrees of freedom you don’t have when you rely upon other people’s money. One of them is profitability.

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

Both Sides of the Table

If a company has reached a level of success, has been around for a few years and you believe the company has potential to break out into a much bigger company then you should let the founders take money off of the table.  It’s that simple. Not FU money, but “feed the family&# money. Only then are you truly aligned.

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

Steve Blank

thought his technology was was potentially a killer app. I put down my coffee and listened. We can’t raise money knowing our plan is wrong.”.

Why the Series A Crunch Might Be a Good Thing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 2012, Rust and co-founder Garrett Johnson raised $2 million in seed funding in two weeks. million in seed funding in 2011 and 2012.

Top Startup Advisor Paul Graham Just Warned Against Taking Google's Money

www.businessinsider.com

Your Money. Top Startup Advisor Paul Graham Just Warned Against Taking Googles Money. Money Game Select. Your Money Select.

Warby Parker of Shoes? Meet Beckett Simonon

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Using just $2,000 in seed money generated from Hasso, the company produced its first batch of inventory--1,000 pairs of shoes.

A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Eric Neuman, the head of technology for DecisionDesk and a former NASA intern, said he was just happy to be outside. happily agreed. Quora won.)

Figuring Out FourSquare

Seeing Both Sides

million in its series A financing and kept the burn rate at less than $100k per month to make he money last. Online - offline combination.

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To Follow On or Not to Follow On

This is going to be BIG.

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. If you're doing seed deals, how often does a down round in a seed deal even happen? Venture Capital & Technology

Seed Bubble Watch 1st Half 2013

Possible Insight

Well, it’s been almost three years since I started watching for quantitative evidence of a “bubble” in seed-stage technology funding.

Can This Start-up Shake up the Art World?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Consumers can already rent dresses, cars, and DVDs by the day. Why not fine art? Everyone wants nice things. Airbnb rents short-term real estate.

[Event] Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 To Hit Record 123 Countries

YoungUpstarts

This year, a record 123 countries world take place in the world’s largest week-long celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship.

D-Wave's Dream Machine

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Farris had thrown Rose a few thousand dollars in seed money, and they raised half a million (Canadian) from local angels. DFJ led a $7.1

Alexis Ohanian's Low-Tech Idea for Thwarting the FCC's Anti-Net Neutrality Plans

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How to get attention in a technology debate? Reddit co-founder Alexis Hosanian is launching a campaign to make sure Net Neutrality survives.

The Series A crunch is hitting now. Have we even noticed?

pandodaily.com

We know this: As many as a thousand companies who’ve received seed rounds won’t be around in a year — maybe six months. Video.

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. Its the same with technology.

Commentary: Did Steve Jobs succeed because he lived in America?

EIN News

parts of the world, and whether the United States will continue to be the technological center. later, after receiving seed money from several venture capitalists, Apple became a $2 billion company with. history. Throughout his life, he registered 338 U.S. patents. Judging from international statistics, my Twitter

STEVE JOBS MAY HAVE FAILED ABROAD

EIN News

parts of the world, and whether the United States will continue to be the technological center. later, after receiving seed money from several venture capitalists, Apple became a $2 billion company with. history. Throughout his life, he registered 338 U.S. patents. Judging from international statistics, my Twitter

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.

Interview with Shaul Weisband, Co-Founder of the Gifting App, Jifiti

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

You now have raised money, partnered up with some heavy hitters, and had your app  debut in some of the most walked through malls in America.

Disruption Comes (Finally!) to Commercial Real Estate

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What Freedman does not want to get out of these meetings is the one thing most people seem to think he wants: money. Freedman winced. Bingo.

Why you shouldn’t keep your startup idea secret

cdixon.org

Another benefit of talking freely, is that you may also find potential partners or future employees–other key components beyond investment money. Great points, though your bio does read “Personal investor in early-stage technology companies, including … a handful of other startups that are still in stealth mode!”