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Hacking Angel List | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage Capital

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 13 July 2011 Hacking Angel List 7 Tips For Raising Startup Capital AngelList is an amazing thing. No, let me rephrase that-- AngelList is a freakin phenomenon.

Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 January 2010 Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth? Part of my job description involves prepping startups to raise capital. One of the most common issues that concern entrepreneurs is how to address the "Valuation Question."

Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting.

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As a startup, especially if you’re in a new or emerging space like social media or online radio or video, you have the ability to make it up as you see fit.

Your Financial Model Is A Work Of Fiction; Build It Anyway

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 04 January 2011 Your Financial Model Is A Work Of Fiction; Build It Anyway Startup Financials Series Startup financial models are a pain in the ass. They take a ton of time to build. They are complex and often messy. They are never truly “right.&#

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Coming Soon: A Game Of Startup M&A Musical Chairs

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However, with the cloud, EC2, offshoring, viral social media marketing, etc.,

When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 12 July 2010 When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?" I spend a healthy chunk of my time helping startups think through their capital raise strategies.

In Praise of "Dumb Money"

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 04 January 2010 In Praise of "Dumb Money" I am frequently contacted by startup founders seeking help raising an angel round of capital.

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Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 28 July 2010 Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy We recently put together our "thought piece" on the dynamic world of startup M&A.

What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Pt. I)

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 16 December 2009 What Startups Can Learn From Sailors (Pt. I) I’m a simple guy. I basically have just two passions in life: startups and sailing.

Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 26 November 2009 Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture Of all the determinants of a startups success, company culture reigns supreme. Over the past several years, Ive had meaningful interactions-- meetings, calls, etc.-- with perhaps 700-800 early stage startups.

Financial Modeling for Startups-- How Much Will It Really Cost?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 08 October 2009 Financial Modeling for Startups-- How Much Will It Really Cost? I came across this blog entry from Christine Herron of First Round Capital detailing the costs of starting web wunderkind Mint.com (acquired by Intuit for a handsome $170M).

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Positioning for a Startup Market Turnaround | VentureArchetypes.

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in search of.the ideal term sheet

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 24 August 2009 In Search Of.The Ideal Term Sheet Continuing with our discussion on term sheets (see "Some Thoughts on Term Sheets" and "Closing Term Sheets Quickly" ), today a new "plain vanilla" term sheet was published by Adeo Ressi of TheFunded.com.

The Care and Feeding of Startup Advisory Boards

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 02 September 2009 The Care and Feeding of Startup Advisory Boards A recent post on Vator.TV got me thinking about startup advisory boards. This is an often-overlooked, under-utilized, or completely neglected strategy for early stage companies.

The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan.

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There is no need for a marketing plan—assuming the team knows a bit about SEO and social media. skip to main | skip to sidebar 10 August 2009 The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan!

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Wisdom from Marc Andreessen | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 06 July 2009 Wisdom from Marc Andreessen Marc Andreessen is an amazing guy. He co-founded Napster, Ning, and LoudCloud (later changed to OpsWare). Hes made investments in Twitter and Digg. He sits on the boards of Facebook and eBay.

The Case for Taking a VC's Money (even if you don't need it.

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Basic (But Solid) VC Pitching Tips | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 June 2009 Basic (But Solid) VC Pitching Tips I stumbled across this blog this morning called Startable, co-written by an entrepreneur and a former VC with Atlas Ventures. They have compiled some pretty useful content and pitching tips.

Things A Founder Will Never Say | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed.

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Things A VC Will Never Say | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 09 June 2009 Things A VC Will Never Say Lets start off the day with a little VC humor.this slide deck, modeled off the "Successories" line of motivational posters (favored by Michael Scott in the Office), accurately sums up a few of the more common VC sentiments.

apple's business plan and offering memorandum

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 08 June 2009 Apples Business Plan and Offering Memorandum Apple is one of the most fascinating companies, ever.

vc blog lists and rankings

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Acquisition As An Exit Alternative | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed.

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A trend Ive noticed recently is that many old-line firms are sitting up and taking notice of new media and social media trends as a new marketing avenue. They can bring the web media experience, the look and feel, and ideally, the user base to the acquiring firm.

Key Elements for Selling Your Company | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 28 May 2009 Key Elements for Selling Your Company My friend (and former VentureArchetypes colleague) Jake Kaldenbaugh turned me on to this blog post by Matt McCall. Matt is a Chicago VC and MD at DFJ Portage VP (just to throw a few mysterious acronyms at you).

some thoughts on term sheets

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 May 2009 Some Thoughts on Term Sheets I am often asked by the startup companies I work with for a "typical" term sheet they can use as a benchmark when negotiating with investors.

Should Government Help Fund Startups? | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 18 May 2009 Should Government Help Fund Startups? Ive been running an ongoing, informal debate about the role government should play in encouraging entrepreneurship.

the best funding strategy of them all: none

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 18 May 2009 The Best Funding Strategy Of Them All: None This blog is generally about all things early stage capital related, but here is a good list of the best strategy of them all: bootstrapping.

More on M and A for Startups | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 05 May 2009 More on M and A for Startups Continuing the thread on M and A as an exit alternative, here is a good post from the WSJ about positioning your startup to be acquired. link] I particularly like these tips: "Look at it from the acquirer’s perspective."

closing term sheets quickly (+ avoid the co-investment term sheet)

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 01 May 2009 Closing Term Sheets Quickly (+ Avoid the Co-Investment Term Sheet) Heres an interesting post from the guys over at VentureHacks about closing term sheets quickly. link] I like the advice.one of the biggest pains is to get VCs to move on your timetable.

A "4-Pillar Plan" to Fix the IPO Market | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 29 April 2009 A "4-Pillar Plan" to Fix the IPO Market Dixon Doll and the National Venture Capital Association have put together a "4-Pillar Plan" to restore liquidity to the IPO market (see bottom of this post for the link).

Tough Market for Entrepreneurs? VC Firms Are Having a Rough Go Of.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 21 April 2009 Tough Market for Entrepreneurs? VC Firms Are Having a Rough Go Of It As Well.

More SBA Funding for Startups? Maybe. | VentureArchetypes Blog.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 22 April 2009 More SBA Funding for Startups? Maybe. I had coffee this morning with my father and his friend, Fritz Keefner. Fritz is an interesting cat, and led an interesting career before retiring.he

Q1 VC Numbers Are In.Here's the Good, the Bad, and mostly, The.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 21 April 2009 Q1 VC Numbers Are In.Heres the Good, the Bad, and mostly, The Ugly The Q1 VC numbers are in, and they aint particularly pretty. Heres an excerpt (courtesy of Dow Jones VentureSource): "Venture capitalists invested just $3.90 billion in U.S.

Why Your Brand’s Social Media Impact is Low

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The client had just finished their “father’s day campaign” and the social media impact on sales seemed a little disappointing. Plenty of big and small businesses are over investing in social media without a large return. The Statistics and Reported Social Media Impact.

7 Social Media Marketing Habits That Lead To Failure

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If your campaigns are using a range of social media marketing habits that lead to failure, then it's time to make a change. Social media marketing (SMM) not working is simply a sign that you need to identify what's going wrong and try again. Enroll For A Digital Media Course Today!

11 Best Social Media Tools For Small Businesses And Individuals

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But does it all end at fancy social profiles or does social media marketing run deeper? Social media marketing isn’t just about creating a profile, posting a few pictures of cats and dogs and running a couple of ad-campaigns. Which social media tools can you use?

2016 Social Media Trends And Statistics That Were Crazy!

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Social Media has become an essential part of everyone’s life, it is addictive! However some social media trends and statistics have really been crazy! Not sure how to work with social media? 2016 Social Media Trends And Statistics That Were Crazy!

Why Do B2B Companies Need To Prioritize Social Media

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If you’re wondering whether your B2B company need to prioritize social media, this is for you. Most B2C businesses have gone totally social , with major consumer brands investing a good amount of their time and money on social media, but is it of any worth for B2B companies?

A Day In The Life of A Social Media Manager

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One may think social media managers are very lucky. But the truth is that a true social media manager has to work hard as any other worker in a modern organization. So, let us have a look at a typical work day of a social media manager.

How To Revolutionize Your Social Media

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Before, I start, here’s a quick reminder: Why is social media helpful? ’ How To Revolutionize Your Social Media. RELATED: How can you get more social media fans ? Social media should be treated as what it is, a virtual society. Share Multi-Media content.