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How To Fundraise For Your Business And Beat The Odds

Fundraising is tough and is likely something founders will need to do several times as their company grows.<p>The odds of raising capital are small, however. If you’re in that lucky group of founders who successfully closed a round of funding, over time, your chances of having continued success at …

Business Development

Should I Go To Business School?

Here I was, into my sixth year as an entrepreneur (and 5 months pregnant!) with an undergraduate degree from Parsons, in Design and Management, having founded, built and acquired 2 companies (1000 Angels- top tier startup investing platform, CoFoundersLab- one of the largest networks of …

Startups

How We Pivoted A Failing Business And Raised $250K

4 Traits Founding Teams From Billion Dollar Companies Possess

Approximately 543,000 new businesses are created each month, only few reach unicorn status- $1Billion valuation and up. Knowing that 9 out of 10 businesses fail, there is really a small chance of building a company that reaches that level of superstardom. The odds are stacked against you, but one …

GLOs

What Returns Can I Expect From Startup Investing

As startup investing increasingly becomes a key investment strategy for many who are looking to add high-risk, high-potential-reward alternative assets to their portfolio, the next step is understanding what type of potential returns this uncorrelated asset class can yield. Some questions I hear a …

7 Red Flags: Is The Startup You're Considering About To Fail?

Angel investors have many techniques for selecting the most promising startups to invest in. But sometimes, we still get caught on a sinking ship. When that happens, it’s important to take action quickly. That’s why I was intrigued when I read Alejandro Cremades’ book, <i>The Art of Startup …

Investing

7 Sources of Capital Entrepreneurs Can Leverage For Their Business

Raising capital is one of the hardest things entrepreneurs need to do to build their business. It is full of ups and downs and in essence it is a …

Google Launches The Ultimate Pitch Deck Template For Startups

Google just launched on Google Slides a killer template that startups can use to put together their story in order to fundraise. To give birth to …

9 Tips To Crush It With Investors And Land Millions

As I state in my book <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising</i>, closing round of financing is an art as every single ingredient needs to be perfectly aligned in …

Blog - The Art of Startup Fundraising

Peter Thiel cofounded Paypal with Elon Musk and Max Levchin in 1998. They sold this company to eBay in a deal worth over $1B. He then founded several …

Entrepreneurship

3 Toxic Investor Types Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

One of the worst mistakes an entrepreneur can make is to bring onboard during a round of financing a toxic investor into the cap table of the …

Angel Investors: The Ultimate Guide To Invest In Startups

Venture investing can be an exciting and challenging game to play. Some startups that show incredible promise go bust while others prove to be real money makers. I see a lot of this happening while leading CoFoundersLab, one of the largest networks of entrepreneurs. Take instagram for instance, …

Angel Investors

The Little Robot That Keeps Time On Your Whiteboard

We've all been there. Just one all-nighter too many—holed-up in a sticky note littered and whiteboard marker covered 'war room'—and a normally …

Putting Good Use to Bottle Caps

The Building Cap is an eco-friendly twist on the bottle cap that aims to be a universal replacement for the many bottle caps that end up in landfills …

The Luckiest Lamp

7… it’s by far the most famous number, and probably the one most associated with happiness. It’s considered the luckiest in a countless number of …

More Than a Board

If you’ve ever used a cutting board in the kitchen, you know that transferring your freshly chopped items from the board to the pan or bowl takes …

Google’s Smart Contact Lens Project

Google is always up to something, and their latest dally into the tech space with their Smart Contact Lens proves that they’re not slowing down any …

Google Just Revealed The First Decent Smartwatch Interface

Google has revealed their interface for their upcoming Android Wear watches. And it’s further proof that Google has figured out how to scale their experience.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xQ3y902DEQ<p>This is Google’s new interface for Android Wear–a platform the company announced unceremoniously …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Water Bottle + Light = Bottlelight

Here is a simple formula that helps to reduce your luggage load while camping. The Bottlelight combines portable UV water purifier with a camping …

Mini Mobile Robotic Printer : Print Your Documents Anytime, Anywhere!

Printing on-the-go, perhaps this should be the slogan of <b>Mini Mobile Robotic Printer</b>. It’s a mobile printing project to allow you to print as you go, …

Mobile

LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air | Colossal

<p>LIX is the latest contender in the handheld 3D-printing field. Launched just a few hours ago on Kickstarter, the developers say the super compact …

Pint-size Portable Audio With a Punch

No larger than the palm of your hand, the Maru speaker concept is the compact choice for BIG sound. Within its minimal frame is a hallow space …

A Brilliant New Way To Ship Fragile Goods

Mireia Gordi i Vila, a Barcelona-born designer based in the U.K., created a project titled Fragile for this year’s Royal College of Art show that could replace bubble wrap and crumpled-up newspaper forever. It’s a membrane-based, reusable way to ship items that previously would have been very …