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Here's How To Make $75,000 For Your Startup In One Hour

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Looking to raise capital for your startup? Well, you could make the rounds to New York's growing circle of angel investors and venture capitalists. Network like heck, call in favors, schedule meetings, and make your case, again and again. Pandora founder Tim Westergren pitched more than 300 investors when...
Here's How To Make $75,000 For Your Startup In One Hour

After A 15-Minute Coffee Meeting, An Investor Offered This 21-Year-Old Founder $500,000

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Josh Miller is the 21-year-old CEO of a buzzy little startup called Branch. He recently raised a big seed round of financing, $2 million, from top-tier angel investors like TechStars' David Tisch, Foursquare investor Rick Webb, and Twitter cofounder Evan Williams. Like many founders these days, Miller has been hit...
After A 15-Minute Coffee Meeting, An Investor Offered This 21-Year-Old Founder $500,000

The 10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week

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Catch up on the stories people were clicking, reading, sharing, tweeting, Facebooking, pinning, and more--from the Fast Company network.This week's top 10 features some valuable career and motivational advice for people both writing and receiving checks, a lesson on how to dine on the corporate dollar, and the viral video...
The 10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week
Gumroad launches a drop dead simple and cheap video streaming solution, partners with Maria Menounos' Serial Buddies film

ZURB Acquires Design Community Forrst From Colourlovers

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Product design company ZURB just announced that it has acquired Forrst, the 500startups alumni Colourlovers acquired for an undisclosed amount in March 2012. Forrst aims to be a design community for “sharing work and inspiration, getting valuable and constructive feedback and ultimately getting better at your craft.” The terms of...
ZURB Acquires Design Community Forrst From Colourlovers

Trigger.io Co-Founder Sahil Jain Launches Easy Cross-Network Ad Creator AdStage, Raises $1.4M

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AdStage, a startup aiming to make it easy for small businesses and other advertisers to run cross-network ad campaigns, just launched today at the Launch conference in San Francisco. The company also announced that it has raised $1.4 million in funding, with an investor list that includes Freestyle Capital, Quest...
Trigger.io Co-Founder Sahil Jain Launches Easy Cross-Network Ad Creator AdStage, Raises $1.4M
Bitcoin's Biggest Impact Could Be Changing How Others Build Products, Say Digital Money Firms

Kleiner Perkins Launches Design Fellows Program To Match Talented Designers With Portfolio Companies

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Now more than ever, design has become a key part of product development and user experience. And this focus on design extends to all types of technologies, including both consumer and enterprise companies. But talented designers are hard to come by–some say there is a shortage. Venture firm Kleiner Perkins...
Kleiner Perkins Launches Design Fellows Program To Match Talented Designers With Portfolio Companies

Gumroad Gets $7 Million Series A From Kleiner Perkins For Indie E-Payment Platform

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Gumroad, the startup that lets individuals receive e-payments through a simple URL link, has received $7 million in new funding led by Silicon Valley venture capital stalwart Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. The round, which serves as Gumroad’s Series A, brings the startup’s total outside investment to just over $8...
Gumroad Gets $7 Million Series A From Kleiner Perkins For Indie E-Payment Platform

'We work on what we think is cool,' says Gumroad's 20-year-old CEO

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Some of the hottest startups out right now are those in the payments sector. Square, Stripe, Flattr and Braintree are some leading the pack, as well as newcomer Gumroad, which wants to make it as easy to sell to followers as it is to share a link. Gumroad founder and CEO Sahil Lavingia is...
'We work on what we think is cool,' says Gumroad's 20-year-old CEO

'Social Proof' Is The New Street Cred For Landing Major Investors

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How do teenagers and twenty-year olds land huge investment deals? "Investors are looking for 'social proof' and that doesn't necessarily have to come from working at a hot startup before," says General Assembly co-founder Brad Hargreaves, 25, who started his first company in college. Watch below the Startup 2012 panel...
'Social Proof' Is The New Street Cred For Landing Major Investors

Design Community Colourlovers Acquires Forrst

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The 500 Startups-backed dev and design community Forrst has been acquired by Colourlovers, a similarly-focused creative design community. This is the second site from Forrst founder Kyle Bragger which is coming to a close – his online marketplace TinyProj previously ended operations in January. However, in the former case, the site was being shut down with users transitioned...
Design Community Colourlovers Acquires Forrst

Pandolist: Teenaged Entrepreneurs

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It’s that time of the week, and for your viewing pleasure we’ve profiled some serious geniuses. Today’s list is on teenage entrepreneurs, and these kids are so amazingly smart that it gave me a little bit of an inferiority complex. Seriously. It’s one thing to hear about the engineers...
Pandolist: Teenaged Entrepreneurs

Is Peter Thiel Right That Entrepreneurs Should Skip College And Start Companies Now?

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Brilliant young people may be better off skipping college and just starting companies, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel famously said last year, when he announced a fellowship pledging $100,000 two-year fellowships for 24 young people to skip school and found a new venture instead. So will teenagers...
Is Peter Thiel Right That Entrepreneurs Should Skip College And Start Companies Now?

How To Have More Than $100,000 In Savings Before You Turn 16

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Sahil Lavingia is 19 years old. He was one of Pinterest's first employees and now he has his own startup backed by $1.1 million in venture funding, Gumroad. Lavingia has been making money by creating things for a long time. By age 15 he was financially independent — he...
How To Have More Than $100,000 In Savings Before You Turn 16

Kleiner Perkins adds Design Fellows program to promote design in technology

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Coming off the success of the investment firm’s engineering fellows program, Kleiner Perkins is launching a Design Fellows Program on Tuesday that will give promising design students a three-month internship with top companies in Kleiner Perkins’ portfolio to hone their design skills. Kleiner Perkins’ decision to place design students in top tech...
Kleiner Perkins adds Design Fellows program to promote design in technology

Brad Hargreaves: I Raised $2 Million Too Much When I Was Young And Foolish

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General Assembly, a school for aspiring entrepreneurs, was cofounded by 25-year-old Brad Hargreaves last year and it's his third startup. Hargreaves founded two other companies while he was in college. For the second, GoCrossCampus, he and his cofounders raised $2 million with no product and no concept of how to...
Brad Hargreaves: I Raised $2 Million Too Much When I Was Young And Foolish
Walmart's Food Subscription Service Goodies.co Now Using Stripe To Process Payments

Hey Startups, Here's How To Budget All That Money You've Just Raised

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Fab.com has grown exponentially since its pivot just over a year ago. While the new company eventually raised impressive rounds, its founders figured out how to balance their budget efficiently and maximize their funds. Watch below an excerpt from our keynote interview with Fab CEO Jason Goldberg at Startup 2012,...
Hey Startups, Here's How To Budget All That Money You've Just Raised

Magic Email Startup Movable Ink Raises $11 Million After Growing Revenue From $2,000 To Multiple Millions

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If you look beyond the over-hyped, revenue-less startups in New York, you'll find other entrepreneurs who are quiet and heads-down, creating real businesses. One of those entrepreneurs is Vivek Sharma. After a year of tremendous growth, investors have rewarded his company, Movable Ink, handsomely with an $11 million Series B...
Magic Email Startup Movable Ink Raises $11 Million After Growing Revenue From $2,000 To Multiple Millions
Gumroad raises $7M to make selling online dead simple

The Most Interesting Teenager In Silicon Valley

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Sahil Lavingia is 19 years old. By age 15 he was financially independent — he created 20 apps and made more than $100,000. During his first semester at USC, Lavingia was contacted by Pinterest's founders. He dropped out of school to become a founding member of the site. At...
The Most Interesting Teenager In Silicon Valley

NextGen Conference May 19th – new batch of tickets released!

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This sponsored post is produced by the NextGen Conference. The NextGen Conference takes place on May 19th at the Parc 55 Hotel in Downtown San Francisco. This conference brings together young aspiring entrepreneurs and young rock star entrepreneurs with more experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Cory Levy, co-founder of One...
NextGen Conference May 19th – new batch of tickets released!

Meet 19-Year-Old Wunderkind Sahil Lavingia Who Silicon Valley Showers With Money

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Sahil Lavingia is only 19 but already has a solid reputation in the startup industry. A college dropout who has lived around the world, Lavingia was the second employee and leading designer at Pinterest. In February, at the peak of the Pinterest craze, he left the company to start his...
Meet 19-Year-Old Wunderkind Sahil Lavingia Who Silicon Valley Showers With Money

3-Person Startup Gumroad Raises $7 Million Series A from Kleiner Perkins

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Sahil Lavingia is only 19, but he hasn't had much trouble raising money for his startup, Gumroad. After about four days of pounding the pavement and hacking together a working prototype, the former Pinterest employee raised $1.1 million. It was announced in February. Now, after spending less than 24 hours...
3-Person Startup Gumroad Raises $7 Million Series A from Kleiner Perkins

Echelon 2013 Will Bring Together Asia-Pacific's Top Startups In June

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Now in its fourth year, tech conference Echelon will spotlight 52 of the Asia Pacific region’s most promising startups from June 4 to 5 in Singapore. The event will also feature more than 50 speakers and judges, including 500 Startups’ Dave McClure and Sahil Lavingia, who raised $8.1 million for...
Echelon 2013 Will Bring Together Asia-Pacific's Top Startups In June
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