Building the Best Seed Syndicates

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At this point, founders find themselves in a luxurious situation of being able to build the best possible syndicate. It’s not necessary to nail down every element of your syndicate simultaneously. I’d make a list of your most important priorities and risks for the business in the next 12 months and shape your syndicate around those skills. These are the top consideration I can think of in building seed syndicates.

Lighting the match – going viral

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What are the elements needed to focus upon in making the attempt to take a product viral? Dave’s syndicated cable show: The Berkus Report. of going viral that makes all the difference between failure and success.) I am past chairman of a company that distributes its product through over one hundred fifty retail Internet travel channels, all websites where someone else spent the money attracting their users and attempting to go viral.

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Overclocking Content: How To Get More From What You Already Create

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In an ideal world I’d have a team of outsourcers pounce on every blog post I write and ensure it’s made into all media formats and syndicated as far as we can take it. Tags: Content Creation Online Marketing & Internet Business Guides content distribution multimedia formats online syndication social media distribution viral marketing

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Broadcasting my links and things I read

Eric Friedman

I recently started using BufferApp both on my phone and my browser to syndicate content to my other networks. Buffer is a web service that takes content from you or others, and syndicates it via a shortened URL across multiple services. I am very interested in determining the virality of my links and ability to read things first vs. catching them later. I currently have the free account and have connected Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and App.net.

The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

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Then came RSS ( Really Simple Syndication ) widely credited to Dave Winer for driving the spec & adoption. Twitter resurfaces things and can drive old content viral. Simply adding a Twitter share button on your blog or website can make your back catalog go viral. Twitter in Driving Application Distribution - Twitter has become the new source of driving viral adoption. It surprises me how many really smart people I meet still doubt the power of Twitter.

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“Seed Is the New Series A” – Making Sense of the Confusion

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For consumer social, you need amazing virality, engagement, and hundreds of thousands of DAUs. You may actually need to raise a few financing rounds just to get to a series A, so think about the syndicate you are constructing (will they be loyal to you?), A few weeks ago, Manu Kumar wrote an excellent post detailing the current state of the seed financing landscape. Read it – it’s excellent.

The Top 15 Business Trends to Avoid for 2018

Mike Michalowicz

Avoid Trying To Go Viral. As social media platforms continue to mature, we will be seeing more examples of viral videos, viral campaigns, viral __. You can’t architect a viral success. Thanks to Kenny Jahng , Big Click Syndicate LLC. Every day it seems like there are a dozen new trends that I “need” to jump on to give my business a competitive edge. The truth is most new trends, aren’t really trends yet.

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This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Helps content publishers and advertisers launch campaigns that develop viral distribution attributes and therefore gain “buzz.”. Platform that provides radio music programming via crowd sourced contributions from social community; programming is syndicated nationally. Tested platform on San Francisco’s Live 105; then scaled out for national syndication with positive audience uplift.

The 15 Business Trends To Avoid This Year

Mike Michalowicz

Avoid Trying To Go Viral. As social media platforms continue to mature, we will be seeing more examples of viral videos, viral campaigns, viral __. You can’t architect a viral success. Thanks to Kenny Jahng , Big Click Syndicate LLC. Every day it seems like there are a dozen new trends that I “need” to jump on to give my business a competitive edge. The truth is most new trends, aren’t really trends yet.

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My new fascination with Podcasts

VC Cafe

It is often available for subscription, so that new episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the user’s own local computer, mobile application, or portable media player. Serial exploded in popularity and spread virally. “Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters”?—?Tony Tony Benn. I’ve started a 30 day blogging challenge (more about it here and please fo sign up to receive the newsletter ). This is day four.

How we can fix online video advertising’s weakest links

The Next Web

No matter how you look at it – bandwidth consumption, number of viewers per hour, virality – online video has taken over the Web. A similar revolution is occurring on the distribution side, both for users – who are now surrounded by countless screens that make videos more accessible than ever – as well as for content owners who are now syndicating their content in order to reach their audiences and stand out in this highly fragmented market.

Are Google-Scale Outcomes More Frequent? ? AGILEVC

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I think one of the key takeaways is that the exponential growth of Internet connected devices along with the strong viral loops of Facebook and Twitter have served as accelerants for these high growth companies. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC Syndicate 10 July 2012, 5:13 pm What A VC Orders for Breakfast Says 27 June 2012, 10:16 am To Leave or Not to Leave as Your Startup Grows 12 June 2012, 12:21 pm. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me.

My fascination with Podcasts

VC Cafe

It is often available for subscription, so that new episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the user’s own local computer, mobile application, or portable media player. Serial exploded in popularity and spread virally. “Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters” – Tony Benn. I’ve started a 30 day blogging challenge (more about it here and please fo sign up to receive the newsletter ). This is day four.

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When good things happen to good people: SinglePlatform acquired by Constant Contact

This is going to be BIG.

When we first syndicated the seed round with other investors, some people didn't get it. It was tough to get the market excited if you weren't doing viral photosharing. The news just came out that SinglePlatform is being acquired by Constant Contact--up to $30 million of the $100 million deal in incentive based awards. If you've ever met Wiley, you know you can bank on him maxing out that additional $30 million.

Diversification – The Alternative to Market Timing

Rob Go

We try to invest in companies with different “ paths to victory “ We’d like to see some companies that rely on viral consumer adoption. Syndicate diversification. So for the most part, we try not to be too dogmatic about syndicate partners. We just look for syndicate partners that are very committed to the companies they are investing in, and we’ve naturally seen a pretty even split between rounds with large VCs and only seed and angel investors.

Announcing First Round’s Investment in GroupMe

This is going to be BIG.

They also couldn’t have asked for a better syndicate of investors. What you might lose in the power of search and virality, you gain in the additional ways users will interact with you.

YouTube Marketing And Analytics: A Primer For Magnificent Success

Occam's Razor

Some have experimented with virality ( Pepsi Test Drive or Dove Beauty , etc.), The unique thing about these efforts is not only that they will be for YouTube primarily (though you can syndicate them all over the place), the differentiator will be that you'll create them with your specific YouTube audience in mind. YouTube is magnificent. YouTube is amazing. YouTube is… wait, let me quantify that. YouTube Marketing and Analytics Framework for Success.

HOW TO: Hire the Perfect CTO

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Startup Investor Makes a Deal: Engineers for Equity

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VCs eating our own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments

David Teten

The self-assessment methodology, pioneered by Village Capital, is called VIRAL, for “Venture Investment Readiness and Awareness Levels.” . (To see the video above, please click the image, and then click on the Play button.).

LinkedIn: The Series A Fundraising Story ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

We were post product and had viral growth, albeit at very small scale and still had to evangelize the concept of a vital coefficient w/ most investors. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC Syndicate 10 July 2012, 5:13 pm What A VC Orders for Breakfast Says 27 June 2012, 10:16 am To Leave or Not to Leave as Your Startup Grows 12 June 2012, 12:21 pm. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups.

Identify The Known Unknowns: Leverage Analytics Custom Alerts

Occam's Razor

I would like to know when parts of that strategy are causing buzz and word of mouth and viral and … pick your fav phrase. :). I don't syndicate the content of my blog. Most of the time spent by Marketers & Analysts tends to be spend looking for "known knowns" Things we know and expect to see in the data, we look to see if they are there. " " Oh look Google is still our Number 1 referrer and we are selling lots of product x as we always do. Yea! "

Case Study: 13 Pre-Launch Traffic Strategies for Startups (Part 3 of 3)

Software By Rob

The episode was called ‘Overnight success – how to go viral’ you can watch it below. This video was very well received – the chart below shows the impact of my 5 most recent posts and as you can see the How to go viral post is well ahead of the others (the Siri video is only a day old I suspect it will overtake the other blog posts shortly). In addition to youtube I’m extracting the audio (which takes a few seconds) and they audio version is syndicated to iTunes.

How HTML5 Is Aiding in Cross-Platform Development

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5 Hot Ecommerce Trends to Watch

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What Google's Penguin Algorithm Means for Your Business

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Why Your Startup's Name Matters

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Case Study: 13 Pre-Launch Traffic Strategies for Startups (Part 3 of 3)

Software By Rob

The episode was called ‘Overnight success – how to go viral’ you can watch it below. This video was very well received – the chart below shows the impact of my 5 most recent posts and as you can see the How to go viral post is well ahead of the others (the Siri video is only a day old I suspect it will overtake the other blog posts shortly). In addition to youtube I’m extracting the audio (which takes a few seconds) and they audio version is syndicated to iTunes.

How to Plan Your Social Integration Strategy

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How to Pick the Right Name for Your Business

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9 Tips for Raising Startup Funds on AngelList

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16 Tips for Picking the Perfect Startup Name

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Why Launching a Startup Is More Expensive Than You Think

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7 Common Mistakes Startups Make on Accelerator Program Applications

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HOW TO: Sign Up Users Even Before You Launch Your Startup

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Transcript of How to Prepare to Sell Your Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Basically started as somebody of how do we take photos of cars and the pricing and descriptions of the cars, and put it all in one place, but then syndicate it. We saw the issue of how do we get people to know that our free tool exist, and it has grown organically very well, it has a viral effect at this point, but the other thing we really did a year ago was double down on our content marketing, so one of the biggest challenges we have is our customers are software developers.

LinkedIn Explores What It Takes To Be an Entrepreneur [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Native App vs. Web App: Which Is Better for Mobile Commerce?

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4 Considerations for Expanding Your Startup to International Markets

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What Kind of Workspace Is Best For Your Startup?

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How To Close The Books on Your Startup

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5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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10 Essential PR Tips for Startups

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