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Founding a Startup? Credibility is Your Best Friend

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We hear a lot about how starting a company takes some serious entrepreneurial DNA with traits like ambition, drive, relentlessness, and above all, passion. But some might argue that these are just the good sounding attributes that can lead to success; what about the other characteristics that may not sound...
Founding a Startup? Credibility is Your Best Friend

Does Your Startup Need a Lawyer?

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Does your startup need a lawyer? I can't legally answer that question, of course. My background is in folklore and literature, so when it comes to lawyers I'm able to quote Shakepeare's Henry VI or reference Madame Bovary, and that's about it. Laugh all you want at my background, but...
Does Your Startup Need a Lawyer?

Move Your Startup to Chile-con Valley, Get $40,000!

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It's the plight of every startup: mucho trabajo, poco dinero. What to do? Steve Davis packed his laptop and his Spanish phrasebook and moved to Chile. On arrival, a government program called Start-Up Chile handed him $40,000, no equity required. He also got a visa, office space, mentoring, help with...
Move Your Startup to Chile-con Valley, Get $40,000!

Questions I'd ask before listing a startup on FundersClub

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Image from a FundersClub introductory video. Every day I engage with at least one person about how startup investing will change because of the JOBS Act. Crowdfunders want to know when they can set up platforms and list deals. Angels want to know if new verification rules will mean no more investing in...
Questions I'd ask before listing a startup on FundersClub

SeedStart NYC

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For several years, we've been talking on this blog about programs like Y Combinator, TechStars, SeedCamp, and many others. I call them startup accelerators. One thing I've consistently heard is that NYC needs its own startup accelerator.Well it is happening this summer, courtesy of the city's own NYC Seed fund.The...
SeedStart NYC

Dot-Com Bubble's Equity Swaps Are Back

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Raaj Nemani and a pal were making plans to start their own business, an online retailer of limited-edition sneakers. But they couldn’t afford the $100,000 for high-end website design. Then, they learned of an alternative. By joining forces with a Chicago website-design and professional-services firm, the pair of first-time entrepreneurs...
Dot-Com Bubble's Equity Swaps Are Back
Nudge Makes Workplaces Healthier Through Gamification

AngelList Launches 2011 Yearbook: 500 Startups, 2,500 Investors & 12,500 Introductions

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AngelList was founded back in 2010 as a community for startups — part social network, part communication tool — designed to connect first-time entrepreneurs with respected angel investors. At the time, veteran venture capitalist and angel investor Mark Suster said that it was one of the most important contributions by...
AngelList Launches 2011 Yearbook: 500 Startups, 2,500 Investors & 12,500 Introductions

New York Tech: Where Are the Big Exits?

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Amid all the Bloomberg-endorsed New York tech rah rah-ism, there’s a less talked about thread that everyone here is aware of: Aside from Doubleclick, which went public in 1998, New York has yet to have a big, blockbuster, billion-dollar exit. What’s worse, Doubleclick and company we’d pinned our hopes and...
New York Tech: Where Are the Big Exits?

Weekend Reading: Mobile Marketing, by Cindy Krum

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One of our favorite new trends here at ReadWriteWeb is the quickly growing field of mobile technology and how we can take more of the Web along with us when we leave our computers. Because of the expanding popularity of smartphones and mobile data use, startups these days need to...
Weekend Reading: Mobile Marketing, by Cindy Krum
A startup lawyer's take on winning over a venture capitalist

The Art of the VC Pitch: A Roundup of Advice from 6 VCs

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I have a few different friends who are trying their hands at entrepreneurship; some have met with investors already, while others are closing in on their meeting date with anticipation and uncertainty. Based on hearing some of the things they were doing to prepare for their meeting, I thought it...
The Art of the VC Pitch: A Roundup of Advice from 6 VCs

8 tips for entrepreneurs from a founder-turned-VC

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A friend of mine recently asked me a simple question: “After four years as a VC, knowing what you know now, what basic tips do you have for guys like me who are growing venture-backed businesses?” It got me thinking about what I’ve learned being on the other side of...
8 tips for entrepreneurs from a founder-turned-VC
Things Move Fast in Boulder: FullContact's Funding Round Streamlined by Foundry Group

Romney Gets It Wrong: Most First-Time Entrepreneurs Are Actually In Their 40s Or Older

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Democrats pounced again when Mitt Romney on Friday offered some entrepreneurial advice to students at a campaign stop at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. "We've always encouraged young people: Take a shot, go for it. Take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a...
Romney Gets It Wrong: Most First-Time Entrepreneurs Are Actually In Their 40s Or Older
Stained Glass Labs Launches As A Wearable Computing Startup Incubator

Angel vs. VC: Which Investor Is Best for Your Startup?

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Getting financing for your startup is rarely easy, but if you approach the wrong investor, you can make it even harder than it has to be. “How can there be a ‘wrong investor’?” you might be thinking. “Don’t I just go with whoever is willing to give me the...
Angel vs. VC: Which Investor Is Best for Your Startup?

ReadWriteStart is written for first-time entrepreneurs. It's a resource & guide to help you build The Next Big Thing. http://bit.ly/rwstart

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ReadWriteStart is written for first-time entrepreneurs. It's a resource & guide to help you build The Next Big Thing. http://bit.ly/rwstart

"American Banker" names Square's Jack Dorsey Innovator of the Year, praises impact on payments space

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It’s hard to run two companies, especially when they’re both some of the tech industry’s most popular ones. But Jack Dorsey has done it and has succeeded — very impressive for the co-founder of Twitter and Square. In the book “Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good“, author and journalist Sarah...
"American Banker" names Square's Jack Dorsey Innovator of the Year, praises impact on payments space

DEMO spreads the start-up love for bootstrapped companies

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Today, the DEMO Conference raises a flag for bootstrapped start-ups by announcing a brand-new sponsor program, “Angel Alley.” As any first-time entrepreneurs will tell you, the seed-stage investor circuit is by far the hardest circle to break into since your product is not quite there and investors really must...
DEMO spreads the start-up love for bootstrapped companies
Put away your wallet, startup. Spark decides to cover its own legal fees
Google Begged This Woman To Stay, But She Left To Start Her Own Company
How Two First-Time Founders Went From $28,000 Salaries To Owning A $100 Million Media Brand
AngelList Takes A Shot At Standardizing The Startup Pitch Deck

It Must Be Really Frustrating For Other Founders To Watch Airtime And Color Fail

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It must be really frustrating for first-time entrepreneurs to look at Color or Airtime. While they're struggling to raise money for their startups as unestablished names in tech, serial entrepreneurs like Sean Parker and Bill Nguyen are able to raise tens of millions of dollars on sheer clout -- and...
It Must Be Really Frustrating For Other Founders To Watch Airtime And Color Fail

Why Every Startup Founder Needs a Mentor - And How to Find One

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Why does founding a startup sometimes feel like the loneliest journey on the planet? Yes, you may be surrounded by family and friends who want to support you emotionally, but do they really understand what you’re going through? The answer: Find yourself a mentor. No "Yes Men" Surrounding yourself...
Why Every Startup Founder Needs a Mentor - And How to Find One

Why an Accelerator Could Be Right for Your Startup

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Although there is some debate on whether or not startup accelerators really turn out the success stories they promise, new accelerators are popping up all over, and startup entrepreneurs are clamoring to get in to one. So, just how hard is it to get accepted by an accelerator? Is the...
Why an Accelerator Could Be Right for Your Startup

Finding - and Funding - the Next Mark Zuckerberg

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It’s a startup truism: Investors fund people, not ideas. But ideas are much easier to assess than people. So how do venture capitalists decide if an entrepreneur is worth millions in funding? The easy answer is: They look at the founder's resume. “The mantra in our business has always been...
Finding - and Funding - the Next Mark Zuckerberg
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