Start Up Resources

By Chaya Cooper | Start Up Resources from D//D Female Founders

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for your Startup’s Investor Pitch Deck

After 14+ years of writing hundreds of investor pitches that raised hundreds of millions of dollars — here’s the winning formula!<p>When you see about …

Startups

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for a Winning Sales Deck

After 14+ years of writing hundreds of Sales Decks— I share with you the winning formula!<p>Recently I published “The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Your …

Marketing

5 Tips for Startup CEOs on Running a More Effective Board Meeting

A funny feeling erupts from your belly. Your heart rate accelerates, you check your notes and how presentable you are. On your way to work, you …

Startups

Office distractions could be costing your company more than $30k per high-performance employee each…

For a great real-world example, let’s look at the software process methodology called Scrum—where teams synchronize around standardized delivery and …

The Yin and Yang of Product and Engineering

For a tech company, product and engineering are the heart and soul of the business. When I do a quick mental query of headcount across our entire …

First-Mover Disadvantage: Hitting the Market Before it's Ready

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a guest column by Sangeet Paul Choudary, who analyzes business models for internet startups at his blog</i> <i>Platform Thinking</i><i>. You can follow Sangeet on Twitter at</i> <i>@sanguit</i><i>.</i><p>Amazon is entering India. The timing, and not the move in itself, catches the eye. 2010-2011 was a period of …

Startups

10 phrases that make angel investors cringe

I’ve seen hundreds of pitches from early stage startups. I’ve invested in some of these startups. I’ve pitched my own companies dozens of times as an …

The Workplace

Brown & Michaels - How to read a patent - the claims

In a printed patent, the claims usually come last. In the USPTO database, they are first, immediately after the bibliographic information and …

Patent Drafting for Beginners: The anatomy of a patent claim

First, every patent claim needs a preamble, which is the introductory phrase in a claim... Second, every patent claim needs a transition. The most …

Intellectual Property

Patent Claim Structure

At the end of every patent is a numbered list of patent claims. Unlike the text that precedes them, the claims very specifically define what is …

VC Finder (New York only). Input Data Here: tiny.cc/vcfinder-form

A<p>B<p>C<p>D<p>E<p>F<p>G<p>H<p>I<p>J<p>1<p>1. WHAT IS THIS?<p>2<p>VC Finder is a tool to help founders form their fundraising strategy, starting with a focus on firms with a New York …

Fundraising Rounds Are Not Milestones

When meeting with founders for the first time I sometimes hear, “We’re a Series A company.” Meanwhile, YC alumni I talk to tell me that their angel …

Founders' Favorite Tools for Startup Fundraising

Raising a round of venture funding is one of the highest stakes business processes we run at a startup. For most founders, it feels like a necessary …

Best Practices in Spreadsheet Design

<i>(This is the first of three blog posts on financial modeling for startups.)</i><p>While some entrepreneurs may think that financial models are just a …

Income Statement

<b>Definition:</b> <i>A financial document generated monthly and/or annually that reports the earnings of a company by stating all relevant revenues (or gross income) and expenses in order to calculate net income. Also referred to as a profit and loss statement..</i><p>The income statement is a simple and …

SaaS

Learn how to pitch your startup with Pitchbot.vc

How much traction? What’s the market size? Who else invested? Are you the target user? These are the questions every investor will ask you, so you better build a business with the right answers and get ready to recite them. That’s what Pitchbot.vc helps you practice.<p>Pitchbot simulates a pitch …

Startups

Forming an Advisory Board that's not horrible

In my last monthly company update for Hitlist, I asked for advice on how to form an advisory board. Here’s a distillation of the feedback I got.<p><b>WHEN</b> …

Exploring the Tech Startup Space

A <b>startup business model</b> is a particular startup’s strategy for generating revenue and profiting from business operations. (Translation: it’s how a …

The Ultimate Guide to Minimum Viable Product

Please raise your hand, if you’ve ever heard about <b>minimum viable product (MVP)</b> and have no clue what it is. When you talk to software development …

Copyright, Trademark, Patent: Your Go-To Primer for Fashion Intellectual Property Law

We will level with you guys: Understanding intellectual property issues in fashion is <i>seriously</i> challenging. It's a field of law that is complicated …

Trends

First Round State of Startups 2016

Complete Survey Results<p>While we highlighted a dozen findings, the survey actually yielded many interesting, surprising, non-obvious results. See …

How NYC's universities are fueling the local startup ecosystem

New York City is known for a lot of things. It's often labeled as a capital for business, food and culture, but no one ever mentions that it's a …

New Grad and Intern offers 2016 (Input Here: https://goo.gl/forms/iJAdQfrswCN5nrWI3)

1<p>Full Time<p>Intern<p>2<p>AVERAGE of Annualized Base Salary<p>AVERAGE of Stock/ Stipend per Year<p>AVERAGE of Signing Bonus<p>COUNT of Annualized Base Salary<p>AVERAGE of …

Amazon Promotes New Tool to Protect Cloud Customers From Attacks - Bloomberg

Amazon.com Inc. unveiled a new security tool for cloud customers, part of a slew of product announcements this week designed to fend off competition …

Three Legal Mistakes That Can Sink A Startup

<b>By Harris Gordon</b><p>Legal details tend to be the bane of any startup founder, but those pesky details can be the difference between smooth sailing and a …

How to Raise Capital for a Startup - Startup Milestones

Your palms sweat, and your stomach churns. You might even feel an unexpected giddiness. That’s how it is when you’re about to ask for a big chunk of …

Why I won’t learn to code, and you shouldn’t either

Technical literacy !=Learning to code<p><i>Note: != is the operator in many coding languages for “not equal to”. (starting with b, then c, c+, java, js,</i> …