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Founder-Investor Fit

VC Cafe

A couple of weeks ago I was did a fireside chat with Alon Grinshpoon, founder and CEO of Echo3D , a CDN and CMS for 3D content in the cloud and a Remagine Ventures portfolio company, as part of an entrepreneurial finance MBA class in Tel Aviv University. We were discussing both sides of the table and the relationship between founders and VCs.

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7 Likely Criticisms Every Founder Needs To Anticipate

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as an advisor to entrepreneurs, I often find founders who have such conviction and passion for their new idea, that they can’t believe anyone could challenge it. In fact, leaders are not remembered for their dreams, aspirations, or intentions – they are remembered because they achieved results.

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The Demographics Of New Venture Founders Are Changing

Startup Professionals Musings

Additionally, research has revealed that the average age of the founders of technology companies in the United States is a surprisingly high 39 - with twice as many over age 50 as under age 25. In every one of the last 15 years, Boomers between the ages of 55 and 64 have had a higher rate of entrepreneurial growth than Gen-Y, aged 20–34.

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Founder Interview: Salo Sterental, Co-Founder of SoStereo, Marketing with Music

The Startup Magazine

As part of our Founder interview series , The Startup Magazine caught up with Salo Sterental, Co-Founder of the SoStereo, a marketing firm that enables brands and artists alike to unlock the marketing power of music. Salo: Zumba Fitness approached Beto (my co-founder) and I with a unique problem.

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Female Founder Interview – Olga Camargo Leads Latinas Fintech Advisory

The Startup Magazine

Today we present Olga Camargo as part of The Startup Magazine’s Female Founder Interview series. Olga has a great story as CEO and Founder of SHENIX , a Chicago-based fintech app company focused on financial education and advisory services for Latinas. SHENIX Founder and CEO, Olga Camargo. That’s fantastic, Olga.

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Female Founder and Author Interview: Minué Yoshida

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine’s Female Founder Interview series , today we present Minué Yoshida, owner of the New York-based Yoshida Academy which offers courses to help clients in mastering public speaking and leadership skills and diversity, equity and inclusion consulting. Please send me a message and let’s connect!

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The Founder and Investor Trust Problem: It's not what you think.

This is going to be BIG.

Founders seem to get that. Don’t get me wrong—I don’t mean trust in the sense that VCs think founders are just going to get a fake passport and move to Fiji, or that investors are secretly plotting to take over the company. Maybe that would be helpful for a founder to share: “I’m excited to have you as part of this round.

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