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How Many VCs Should You Pitch for Series A£ by @NextViewVC
12 Small Business Tools for Smooth Sailing in 2015 by Alex Ivanovs
Prioritizing Diversity In 2015 via @TechCrunch by @joelle_emerson
How to Build Online Relationships into Meaningful Networks via @msuster
Why Your Company Needs Marketing Materials via Create Business Growth
What should you include in your monthly investment update£ via @jason
We Will Never Need Another Financing – @bfeld
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FI.co: 5 Essential Steps for Developing a Winning Startup Idea
Richie Hecker: Thanks to the Sharing Economy, Everyone Is an Entrepreneur via @wsjstartup
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11 Simple Things I Did to Improve my Productivity via @davidspinks
It’s About Women Running Startups via @sgblank
BUILDUP Radio Episode 2 – Semil Shah on How Can Underrepresented Minorities In Tech (URM) Can Build Bridges With Investors
How ‘venture builders’ are changing the startup model via @VentureBeat |
Discuss the Ideal Exit with Investors by @davidcummings on Startups
The Official Definitions of Seed, Series A, and Series B Rounds by @jason
@BUILDUP #podcast w/ Semil Shah on How Can Underrepresented Minorities In Tech Can Build Bridges With Investors

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How ‘venture builders’ are changing the startup model via @VentureBeat |
Discuss the Ideal Exit with Investors by @davidcummings on Startups
The Official Definitions of Seed, Series A, and Series B Rounds by @jason
@BUILDUP #podcast w/ Semil Shah on How Can Underrepresented Minorities In Tech Can Build Bridges With Investors
Weekend Read: Startups Should (Almost) Never Discount Their Prices via @wsjstartup
Always Be Creating by @99U
How Blogging Affects Your Bottom Line
Stampede In via @morgane
How To Get Stuff Done When You Really, Really Don’t Want To via @99U
Guest Post: “No excuses left, this year I get serious” by @wndxlori
7 Tips for Hiring a Great Management Team via @StartupGrind
The Platform Stack: For everyone building a platform… and for everyone else
Breaking Into Startups — @rubenharris
The Art of the Minimal Viable Product. 2 Minutes to Find Out Why via @sgblank
The essence of venture business by @Om Malik
The 104 Most Active Seed Venture Capital Firms via @cbinsights
Elad Blog: The 3 Types of “Platform” Companies via @eladgil
2015 Marketing and Technology Trends via @OpenViewVenture
Vivek Wadhwa: How Technology Will Eat Medicine by @wadhwa via @wsjstartups
Analyst To Angel: 12 Points on #Startup Advisory Boards – 2015 version via @adamquinton

 

 

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BUILDBox curates the best building resources for technology entrepreneurs, daily.

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How Startup Funding Works from Funders and Founders co-founder Anna Vital does a great job of visualizing the split of equity at different stages of a company’s life.

A hypothetical startup will get about $15,000 from family and friends, about $200,000 from an angel investor three months later, and about $2 Million from a VC another six months later. If all goes well. See how funding works in this infographic:

Is dilution bad? No, because your pie is getting bigger with each investment. But, yes, dilution is bad, because you are losing control of your company. So what should you do? Take investment only when it is necessary. Only take money from people you respect. (There are other ways, like buying shares back from employees or the public, but that is further down the road.)

via Funders and Founders

Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr was not only a win for Tumblr’s investors and founders but for the New York tech scene as well. As before yesterday New York never had a billion dollar startup that was venture-backed.

CB Insights reports New York’s 10 Biggest Venture Capital Exits, as you can see below with Tumblr leading the way.

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It will be interesting to see if other New York startups such as Foursquare, Meetup and Fab will join the list or billion dollar exit in years to come.



Top 10 Best Startup Marketing Resources of 2012

via Top 10 Best Startup Marketing Resources of 2012 | Marketing Before Funding.