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. First, there will be a consolidation in the accelerator space, with the net effect of reducing the number of available spaces for start-ups. 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.

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

Inc Startups

Reddit co-founder Alexis Hosanian is launching a campaign to make sure Net Neutrality survives. It is fundamental to our country, and if we lose Net Neutrality, it means entrepreneurs like me and Steve Huffman might never have started Reddit, and great innovation can''t spring up."

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New Monthly Net Income Record: $40,198.38

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

May proved to be no different… as I set new personal records for both gross and net income from my affiliate marketing campaigns! Net Profit: $40,198.38. A new monthly net income record on my affiliate marketing campaigns – and by a big margin too! May’s net income was close to double that of January’s, which is crazy growth. Net-wise, I’m on pace to do $390,000 profit for the year.

Net Neutrality Supporters, Obama's on Your Side

Inc Startups

President Barack Obama''s administration issued a statement in support of net neutrality on Tuesday. Absent net neutrality, the Internet could turn into a high-priced private toll road that would be inaccessible to the next generation of visionaries."

Should Startups Care About Profitability?

Both Sides of the Table

This is not atypical for “middle men” who often take 15–30% of the value of the sale If you’re shaking your head and thinking, “duh” I promise you that even some of the most sophisticated people I know get off track on this issue of “gross revenue” versus “net revenue.”

VCs in seed clothing: Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, and Naval Ravikant interviewed

Venture Hacks

The topic was VC signaling in seed rounds — and how these signals help or hurt your ability to raise money in the next round. SlideShare: VC signaling in seed rounds. Chris Dixon: The problem with taking seed money from big VCs. VC signaling in seed rounds.

How to Fund a Startup


A 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. The advantage of raising money from friends and family is thattheyre easy to find. But as well as money, theres power.

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. Not FU money, but “feed the family&# money. On a panel that I sat on with Ron in LA in 2008 he stated that there were no circumstances in which the founder should take money off of the table. I raised $500k in seed money to start the company.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)

Both Sides of the Table

He wanted to raise angel money. If your idea is so amazing that it warrants my hard-earned angel money or the money of my LP investors from our fund then why should I take a risk on you if you won’t take a risk on yourself?

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

Business of Software Blog

There’s a lot of money there and the only thing that’s keeping them there is not that their customers are absolutely delighted because they don’t have customers they have hostages. billion dollars in interchange fees and that’s a lot of money! Is sustainable competitive advantage dead?

Affiliate Marketing Income Report: April 2013

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

If you recall in my previous report , March 2013 was my best affiliate marketing month by far, netting $33,883.66 , which was the most I ever made from affiliate marketing in 1 month. But that’s just gross income and not net profit. Net Profit: $33,634.20.

Entrepreneurs: The Funding Landscape Has Changed.


There is still abundant money available for early stage investment, but many of the rules have changed, as well as the processes for accessing these resources. Many of those investors, individual and institutional, are still licking those wounds; and as a result, investors today want to see a working business model, and customers that are willing to spend good money for your specific solution. Raising moneyGuest post by Sara Mackey.

Which language should my startup use?


Share this: net c# development django java language php software Were often asked by entrepreneurs which language their startups should adopt when developing their technology. These are Java (from Sun),NET (from Microsoft), and three Open Source options: PHP, Python and Ruby. These are usually insignificant amounts once a business is proven but can seriously eat into seed or first round capital.