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How Startups Can Keep Costs Down

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 28, 2013

Any aspiring CEO that desires to start a new business must adapt his thinking to the major new trends that have hit the marketplace in the past decade. Whether you are under 30 years of age or older, market conditions are the same for all competitors. Those that adapt, win, those who do not might get a second chance or become just one more casualty. The primary objective…

How To Get Seed Funding By Thursday

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 23, 2013

Conceiving an idea is a magical process – and to each his own.  Sometimes, like a wisp of smoke – it fades.  Other times, it doesn’t.  Maybe you write it down in your Moleskine and you look back at it for days, or weeks… then you start losing sleep, and you just can’t shake it.  At this point, it makes sense in your head (sort of), and you now need to develop…

Top New York Based Venture Capitalists You Should Know

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 18, 2012

  Chris Dixon, Founder Collective The Co-founder of Site Advisor (acquired by McAfee) and Hunch (acquired by eBay) is quickly showing New York what our tech scene needs: successes.  While we don’t have an east coast Paypal who’s founders have spun off organizations like Founders Fund, Linkedin, Tesla and SpaceX, we do have Chris Dixon.  This Techcrunch contributor has invested his own money and Founder Collective’s, in companies…

Bring Your Tech Startup to NYC: More VC Money than Boston!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 8, 2012

New York is continuing to grow as a hot spot for tech startups in particular. CBInsights reported that recently New York has widened its lead over Massachusetts when it comes to venture capital going into tech companies. Since late 2010 New York has picked up steam and is easily out-pacing Massachusetts for tech VC money. Now of course tech does not cover everything and Boston is still a…

Nail the Investor Pitch: Image, Presentation and Content

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / January 26, 2012

You have to be very clear about what type of business you are. One flaw that a lot of potential entrepreneurs display is that of lacking investor empathy – they do not understand what a business investor is looking for. Often, Business Angels will have specialization and experience within one or two industries, as it is rare to find a jack of all trades – why invest in something…

Angel Funding Vs. Venture Capital – The Real Story

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / January 16, 2012

Contrary to what you are seeing in the press there is simply too much money in the World at the moment; too much capital seeking too few investment opportunities. Remember the 1930s depression created more Millionaires than in any other era (ever), and now will be no different. A large amount of High net worth individuals in the Western World are seeking to diversify their portfolios away from…

Entrepreneurs: Start Asking the Tough Questions

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / November 22, 2011

For months we’ve been saying it at Under30CEO.  “Why don’t these startups ever get asked the tough questions?…Why doesn’t anyone have the heart to tell them their business is setup to fail?” We’re Guilty Too We’re the biggest cheerleaders out there.  Yay, Gen-Y entrepreneurship we say. But in all seriousness, we run Under30CEO to help young entrepreneurs and if we just hold hands and talk about how great…

Bootstrapping: Accumulating Wealth Instead of Winning it Like a Lottery

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / May 30, 2011

We’ve all heard “cash is king” for businesses, but is this really true? If you are an entrepreneur, you understand how delicate startups are. They are growing entities that should be handled with extreme caution and care. The obvious goal of this growth is to work towards profitability, but caution, growth is something you shouldn’t rush. Startups can learn so much more about their core business by pulling…

Interview: How to Pitch Your Company to a Venture Capital Firm with Adam Marcus

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Funding / May 6, 2011

Today we had the chance to speak with Adam Marcus from OpenView Venture Partners. Adam joined OpenView in 2009 after previously working with marketing service investments at Battery Ventures, corporate development with the Boston Celtics, and M&A investments at Lycos. Adam now focuses his work on several industries including software, digital media and technology. He is passionate about finding and working with entrepreneurs to build the next great…


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