Category Archives: Startups

  1. Fundraising 101: Pitch Perfect

    So you have this idea, right? And it could totally change the world. It’s based on some seriously complicated science and involves a lot of concepts and data that most people (including sophisticated angel investors and VCs) will struggle to understand. While you’ll be tempted to get into the finer nuances, what’s going to get…

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  2. Fundraising 101: Keeping Investors Updated

    As a startup founder, updating current and potential investors is key. Effectively communicating  your company’s progress will help keep investors engaged and excited about your efforts – and hopefully investing more in the future. So what should you share and how often? Here are the updates that investors have told us they find most valuable. Milestones: Have you reached…

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  3. Ten Tips for Avoiding the Start-Up Valley of Death for Science and Technology Companies

    As science and technology start-ups are navigating their way to profitability, they often raise early-stage funding to prove that their technology and business models work and that the market wants what they’re selling. When that takes longer than expected, companies can find themselves running out of cash and still nowhere close to reaching the milestones…

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  4. Fundraising 101: What’s the Real Value of a Startup?

    Putting a value on your visionary idea–you know, the one that’s going to change the world–can be tricky. To you as a founder, your idea is priceless. To investors…not so much. In reality, it’s investors’ job to think about it differently and press down on valuation. Understanding their perspective with regard to valuation will help…

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  5. A Comparison You Weren’t Expecting: Angel Investing and Pokemon Go

    It’s really popular, has been known to be addictive among users, results may vary based on your location, and the more rare it is, the more excited people get. I know what you’re thinking, but we’re not referring to Pokemon Go. We’re talking about Angel Investing. Surprisingly, the two have many similarities. And here’s why….

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