Samuli Argillander

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Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Venture Capital

Instagram Lessons from the Forbes Top 10 Most Valuable Brands

With a community of 600 million users, 100 million of whom were added in the last half of 2016, Instagram has become an indispensable tool for social …

Beauty and the Beast

The 26 most innovative venture capital firms

A look at who’s innovating the business of funding innovation<p>Every new VC firm that launches touts to be a “new breed of venture capital firm”, <b>but</b> …

10 essential slides for a captivating pitch deck

If you have a long, rambling pitch deck, you are done.<p>In fact, those aren’t my words, but those of Naval Ravikant, co-founder of AngelList.<p>There’s …

10 Resources to Help You Grow a Lean Startup

If you recently launched a startup—or you’re thinking about it—you’ll inevitably hit the “I have no idea what I’m doing” stage (if not once, then …

Designing in a war room

Sometimes you need a much bigger canvas than a computer screen to really see things.The post Designing in a war room appeared first on InVision Blog.

UX Design

Before Investing In A Startup, Study Their 4 M's

I was recently asked to judge a startup competition. As I was filling in the questionnaire which evaluated the startups, I noticed that the questions being asked revolved around four topics all starting with the letter M: market, model, management and momentum. I thought that was a simple and …

Startups

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

The world's most effective ad is an eye-testing children's book

A children's book in Australia, which makes it easier for parents to screen their child's vision, has been named the world's most effective …

If You Want To Innovate, Learn These 9 Rules

On December 9th, 1968, a research project funded by the US Department of Defense launched a revolution. The focus was not a Cold War adversary or even a resource rich banana republic, but rather to “augment human intellect” and the man driving it was not a general, but a mild mannered engineer …

Innovation

Angle — 140 Devices & Mockups for Sketch

Angle is an absolutely spectacular resource containing device mockups that are designed and crafted by Meng To, the <i>very</i> talented mind behind …

Mockups

Here’s how user experience designers think and work

Perhaps you’re a well-seasoned User Experience (UX) designer, a kick-ass multidisciplinary designer or even a new designer who’s looking to get into …

14 Slides You Need To Raise Capital

When it comes to startup fundraising one of the things you want to have buttoned up the most is your pitch deck. This is the story that you are …

Use These 24 Tools to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World

Nearly a quarter, 23 percent, of Americans worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the …

Scorecard Helps Angels Value Early-Stage Companies

Scorecards are ubiquitous in baseball, helping coaches, players and fans understand the factors that led to a victory or defeat. It turns out that scorecards come in pretty handy for startup business investing, too.<p>This past October, I enjoyed watching my hometown Kansas City Royals become the …

Venture Capital

Animated icon set brings design to life

No-one can resist a good animated GIF. Yes, they're thoroughly outdated and no-one can agree how to pronounce their name (seriously though, only …

14 Must-Read Interaction Design Articles for UX Practitioners

If you’re a UX designer looking for inspiration, advice, or interesting perspectives, check out these 15 stellar articles on interaction design. …

UX Design

How to Use Your Body Language to Become More Confident

We all pretty much know that our mood is reflected in our body language. When you think of somewhat lacking confidence or lacking enthusiasm, a …

How to Read a Safe Term Sheet

<i>Your Ultimate Safe Glossary</i><p>As an entrepreneur seeking funding, you have a variety of term sheet options, including the safe (simple agreement for …

Popily launches a data visualization tool that’s as easy to use as three clicks

Businesses make decisions based off of data, but for some people, data can be difficult to interpret if they don’t know what to look for. Popily has a solution launching today that it claims could change how we interact with data. Instead of looking at the numbers, the company is focusing more on …

Data Visualization

Send More Effective Emails by Ending Them With These Two Steps

If you email a client about a project and never hear back from them, it might be because your email leaves things too open-ended. To make it easier …

Employment

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The 37 Best Tools For Data Visualization

It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively …

Data Visualization

10 Best International Cities for Millennial Startups

Every business professional needs to consider a number of factors before they can take their first steps toward creating startups. If you haven’t yet …

Dxo One

DxO One is a new must have gadget for the new-age mobile photographers, it turns your iPhone or iPad into a full 1-inch 20MP sensor DSLR! The tiny …

Bionic Eyes Can Already Restore Vision, Soon They'll Make It Superhuman

We now live in an age where radical technology can help the blind to see, an impressive enough accomplishment in its own right that gets even more …

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …