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

Both Sides of the Table

*. If you are a 20-something tech entrepreneur you could be forgiven for thinking that seed-stage investors, Angellist Syndicates and widely available angel money always existed. I was out to raise my first seed money in my second startup of $500,000.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

Both Sides of the Table

We also know that even though many of us who are experienced in startup successes & failures look at businesses and say, “That will never work” (as many people said about Uber) or “You can’t make any money in that business” (as many said about WhatsApp or Dropbox) and of course some entrepreneurs pull off extraordinary things we never thought possible. But that’s harder to build in 2016 than it was in say 2005.

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

Your Money. Top Startup Advisor Paul Graham Just Warned Against Taking Googles Money. Grahams startups go through a months-long process of coaching to help them build products and raise money. The pattern is: youve already raised some money at a cap of $x. Your Money.

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. Here are the highlights: 1H2013 volume is 30% below the 2005 global maximum. Seed stage valuations have been flat since 2011.

Entrepreneurs that Got Filthy Rich in 2011

Inc Startups

Eric Lefkofsky provided $1 million in seed money to Andrew Mason to develop the idea for the coupon buying site. Still, it’s not just about the money, says Vechey. Mark Zuckerberg isnt the only entrepreneur good at making bank.

Mentors-Plus-Capital Programs – Intense Incubation

Startup Professionals Musings

Paul Graham built the mold at Y Combinator , which he founded back in 2005. The strong get money and live to fight another day. 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.

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

This is the first post in what’s going to be a series of blogs on how to go from nothing – no connections, no team, no money and no knowledge of how the startup industry really works – to operating a growing business. If you want to waste nine months trying to raise VC money for that idea, great. I need money for the servers. No raising money. thanks to advice like yours, people like me spent that time developing rather than begging for money.