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

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*. 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.

A Year in Review: 2016

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At the same time, seed money is still abundant due to the proliferation of micro VC over the past few years. They started with a simple question: if 100 startups raise a Seed round, how many of those will go on to raise a Series A, and then a Series B ? The challenge here is that founders – having an easy time raising their seed rounds and maybe Series A – can be lulled into thinking that each subsequent round will be just as easy.

2009 VC Fundraising Strategy

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Investor shift focus on existing portfolio companies by allocating more follow-on reserve; thus, less money for new companies reduce risks in early/seed stage capital allocation set a higher bar in funneling investment opportunities advertisement-based business model is no longer a viable option for most companies in internet/mobile holds more negoting leverage on valuation. A company that got funded in 2007 ain't the same animal you are dealing with now.

Lyft CEO: 'Think of Every Dollar as the Last You'll Ever Get'

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i.e. companies make goals based on the assumption more money will always be coming. Green and co-founder John Zimmer started Zimride in 2007. The duo got $30,000 in seed money from an angel investor.

D-Wave's Dream Machine

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Farris had thrown Rose a few thousand dollars in seed money, and they raised half a million (Canadian) from local angels. All of that seeded what is now the biggest IP portfolio in the world in quantum computing. Then D-Wave ran out of money.

This Week in VC with @VCMike Hirshland of Polaris Ventures

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One of the most difficult things to do as a first time entrepreneur is to get to know the investors you might be working with if you accept money. So how is Mike able to do this at a time where others have warned against taking seed money from VC funds?

5 Learnings from the Shutdown of Hangout Industries

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And we could prototype the experience very quickly, which only got our investors even more excited (see below raising too much money too quickly).Little T he more money you raise, the higher the expectations and the shorter the time frame to hit those expectations. The capital should be put to work.There is an old saying raising capital that says you basically can never raise too much money. So instead of using the money to begin scaling, I was using it to build the product.

5 Learnings from the Shutdown of Hangout Industries

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And we could prototype the experience very quickly, which only got our investors even more excited (see below raising too much money too quickly).Little T he more money you raise, the higher the expectations and the shorter the time frame to hit those expectations. The capital should be put to work.There is an old saying raising capital that says you basically can never raise too much money. So instead of using the money to begin scaling, I was using it to build the product.