A Quality Benchmark for Accelerators: The Global Accelerator Network

Feld Thoughts

As with everything new that grows quickly, it’s a chaotic system with lots of innovation, creative destruction, and rapid change and learning that – if done well – is a great example of the power of the Lean Startup approach to entrepreneurship. Provide some sort of seed capital to their founders. Accelerators business david cohen entrepreneur global accelerator network Seed money TechStars United States Venture Capital

Busted or Confirmed? 3 Common Myths About Starting A Business

crowdSPRING Blog

Fortunately, many startup myths revolve around three common topics (business plans, money, and unnatural hustle). Myth #2: You need a lot of money to start. Businesses do require some capital, but this doesn’t mean that every startup has to raise millions of dollars in seed money.

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Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

The bootcamp requested that participants do what entrepreneurs do before requesting seed funding – Discover, Network and Accelerate. (In I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.

How Investors Think About Valuation of Pre-Revenue Startups

SoCal CTO

They might have some seed money and are thinking or raising a Series A based on success of an early release (MVP). There's a lot out there around Customer Development - read Steve Blank : Entrepreneurship as a Science – The Business Model/Customer Development Stack - Steve Blank , October 25, 2010 Checklists for Chaos, The Path to Success - Steve Blank , October 28, 2010 and reading about Lean, MVPs, etc.

Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

The bootcamp requested that participants do what entrepreneurs do before requesting seed funding – Discover, Network and Accelerate. (In I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.

Ungerminated: Trouble with Seeds

Passionate Intensity

Quantity, quality, and size of early-stage seed financing has recently given rise to speculation about a seed funding bubble. Money is available, some will say, easy to get. But these thoughts have been aired before and are now part of the usual rhetoric about the seed bubble.

Life As A Startup Consultant

Seed Stage Capital

Startups either a) have no money to pay you with, or b) have been trained to think that they should always be helped for free (a practice probably fostered by large law firms that defer fees for some period of time). If you want to work with startups, the money has to be secondary.

Why you shouldn’t keep your startup idea secret

cdixon.org

Another benefit of talking freely, is that you may also find potential partners or future employees–other key components beyond investment money. link] Lean Startups Blog – rants and raves from the startup trenches. link] What’s the right amount of seed money to raise? link] 200+ Startup Questions Distilled Down To Five | Startup Lean. [.] cdixon.org - chris dixons blog. Follow @cdixon. About me. cdixon.org contents. Twitter: @cdixon.

The Series A crunch is hitting now. Have we even noticed?

pandodaily.com

We know this: As many as a thousand companies who’ve received seed rounds won’t be around in a year — maybe six months. The number of seed and angel investors has exploded in recent years, buoyed up by a number of factors. Pando Daily. PandoMonthly. Video. PandoDigest.

A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

Platforms and Networks

Rose is CEO of AngelSoft, a platform that provides web-based planning tools for angel investors and entrepreneurs (NEW 11/29) Marc Andreessen on how much money to raise -- and how much is too much (NEW 11/29) Atlas VC Fred Destin on what not to disclose to a VC when raising money (NEW 11/30) Equity simulator from OwnYourVenture that calculates impact on % ownership by round of $ raised, size of option pool, etc.

From Nashville to Boston: How A Startup Accelerator Changed Our Lives

OnStartups

Raising money for your startup comes down to the same three factors. Having those factors going for you and being able to sell the vision is what raising seed money is all about. The hardest decision we had to make was taking investor money.

Startup/MicroISV Digest for 2/14/2011

47 Hats

What are the best project management/bug tracking tools for a lean startup practicing continuous deployment? The CatBoard - for Real cat lovers!

Too Fit to Pivot? The Dangers of Optimistically Pivoting after Scaling

Launching Tech Ventures

The impact of a founder with unbridled optimism can be painful for a lean start-up: if the founder continues to believe in the product even after the core hypothesis around product/market fit has been proven wrong, then considerable angel and VC money can be wasted chasing an opportunity that doesn’t exist. Fortunately, once the post-mortem occurs, the experience and learning that comes from a lean entrepreneur pivoting into a brick wall can make the entrepreneur much stronger.

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

techcrunch.com

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.

Ungerminated: Trouble with Seeds

Passionate Intensity

Quantity, quality, and size of early-stage seed financing has recently given rise to speculation about a seed funding bubble. Money is available, some will say, easy to get. Founding teams lack critical mass (witness the “find a technical co-founder” craze) because instead of three guys with an idea and a prototype looking to build a company you have three distinct embryonic ideas looking for money, pitching a promise of hiring a top notch team that is nowhere to be found.

Figuring Out foursquare

Launching Tech Ventures

Foursquare executives Dennis Crowley, Naveen Selvadurai and Evan Cohen were kind enough to allow us to interview them in preparation for the case, which framed some of their current key strategic issues and looked back on the choices they made in the early days to draw pedagogical lessons of lean start-up best practices, building a platform business, network effects and running monetization experiments. Raising money, scaling the team.

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Am I a Founder? The Adventure of a Lifetime. « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Will there be a lecture on getting seed money in a post crisis world? The money will usually follow.