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

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Let me take you back just 10 years ago to 2005 in Silicon Valley where I returned after 11 years of living in Europe. But not many others.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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Most of this advice boils down to an argument in favor of basic planning before starting a company or raising money. In many ways the fact that it has become so cheap to start a company and relatively cheap to raise angel/seed money that we as an industry have gotten lazy on basic planning. Market Size. Let me be very direct.

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. Money Game Select. Your Money Select.

Seed Bubble Watch 1st Half 2013

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Here are the highlights: 1H2013 volume is 30% below the 2005 global maximum. Seed stage valuations have been flat since 2011. to 15%.

Entrepreneurs that Got Filthy Rich in 2011

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Eric Lefkofsky provided $1 million in seed money to Andrew Mason to develop the idea for the coupon buying site. billion in 2004.

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.

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.