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Author: Bill Clark

Scoring Intros in Silicon Valley

Scoring Intros in Silicon Valley

For startups in need of financing, there is nothing more sought after than access to angel investors or venture capital firms. While venture capitalists (VCs) are willing to invest due to the potential of high returns, they also experience major … Continue reading

What to Do When Meeting With a VC

What to Do When Meeting With a VC

We recently discussed what not to do when meeting with a VC for the first time. Ranging from over-ambitious financial projections to missing the “no,” there are any number of ways to make a bad impression. But what should you … Continue reading

What Not to Do When Meeting with a VC

What Not to Do When Meeting with a VC

So you, budding entrepreneur, have just been invited to meet with a VC. You’ve developed an attention-grabbing idea, you may have an early product model, and – perhaps – you may even have some early traction. But now…you may have … Continue reading

Exploring a new country can be both exciting and intimidating. From taking in the sights, which requires you to navigate public transportation, to ordering at a restaurant, which requires overcoming a language barrier, time spent abroad can be complicated. And … Continue reading

Today is the final part of our series on what VCs and other investors look for in startups beyond financials. We’ve already mentioned the importance of having an experienced management team, up-to-date social media profiles, and strong information security. Now, … Continue reading

How Polls Can Provide Valuable Insight

How Polls Can Provide Valuable Insight

Polls can provide valuable insight into the beliefs and attitudes of a target population ­­– information that is beyond valuable to modern businesses as they make decisions about everything from day-to-day operations to rebranding or rolling out new products. However, … Continue reading

There’s been much news recently about Bitcoin and blockchain – from Bitcoin pricing at over $3,200 to blockchain being considered or implemented by 57 percent of large corporations. However, since the technology has only been around since 2008, many people … Continue reading

Investing in startups is inherently risky. In fact, a quick search online will show the often-quoted statistic: eight (or even nine) out of 10 startups will fail. Today, we’re diving into that statistic in depth to see how risky startups … Continue reading

In 2013, Producer Rob Thomas and actor Kristen Bell raised over $5 million through a crowdfunding campaign for the production of the Veronica Mars movie – making it one of the highest-funded projects in Kickstarter history. Much has changed since … Continue reading