January 31, 2017

Foundersuite Pro Tips, Hacks and Workarounds

We are fundraising, and naturally, using our product hard. As I bang on it, and as I talk to our (beloved) users day in and day out, I've been collecting tips and a few workarounds to help you on your journey. Here they are.

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January 26, 2017

Super Angel Series - Dan Tyre, Director @HubSpot

Today we are joined by Dan Tyre, a Director and early employee at HubSpot and a prolific angel investor and startup coach. 

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January 11, 2017

How to Use the Investor Updater Tool

The Investor Updater tool will help you create an awesome Company Update template in under 15 minutes. You can use it to stay top-of-mind with prospective investors, or to keep your existing investors in the loop. Here's how to use it: 

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January 9, 2017

How to Run An Efficient Fundraise

In our last blog post we showed you how to setup your account, invite team members and add investors. Today's lesson will help you take control of your fundraise and drive it forward using a structured, efficient process. 

Without further adieu...we pick up where we left off last week: 

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January 9, 2017

How To Setup Your Account

Welcome to Foundersuite!

In this blog post we will guide you through 4 quick steps to get you started using Foundersuite. You will learn how to setup your account, invite team members and add investors. This should take less than 5 minutes. 

1. Customize your account

On the left hand side of your screen, click SETTINGS. Here, you can add your name, title, and personal photo. Under the ACCOUNTS tab, you can add the company name, logo, and tagline. 

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January 7, 2017

How to Connect Your Gmail With Your CRM (or USE BCC)

We are super excited to announce a major product release today: Automatic Gmail Sync and BCC.

What is it?

This will automagically import your Gmail conversations into your Investor CRM (or you can use BCC with any other email program :) 

What does this mean?

It means that when you email super-VC Marc Andreessen and he writes back saying “I'm in for $6 million” this glorious email thread will get automatically logged on his Investor Card in your CRM.

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December 14, 2016

Flash Pitches @ Startup Funding 2.0

Check out the brave startup founders who gave their best elevator pitches to TOUGH judges...the day after Election 2016.

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December 7, 2016

BrightRoll Founder and Angel Investor Tod Sacerdoti @ Startup Funding 2.0

"0 to $640M - Non-Obvious Lessons Learned" with Tod Sacerdoti at Startup Funding 2.0

We were privileged to have Tod Sacerdoti present at our second Startup Funding 2.0 event held at WeWork. 

Tod founded BrightRoll Inc. in 2006 and sold it to Yahoo in 2014 for $640 Million. Previously, he served as a Director of Revenue and Business Development at Plaxo. and as a Director of Business Development at Spoke Software, an enterprise software firm providing tools to sales forces to better leverage relationships. Tod is also an active angel investor.  

Watch as Tod discusses seven unconventional and often contrarian lessons learned from his startup journey, including lessons on spending, innovation, hiring, edge cases, valuation, being an a**hole, and more.

A must-watch for startup founders. Enjoy! 

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November 21, 2016

Super Angel Elad Gil @ Startup Funding 2.0

"End of Cycle" talk with Elad Gil at Startup Funding 2.0

We were honored to have Elad Gil speak at our second Startup Funding 2.0 event held at WeWork. 

Elad is co-founder of Color Genomics and a prolific angel investor in such startups as Airbnb, Gusto, Stripe, Square, Pinterest, Instacart, Zenefits, Optimizely and many others.

Previously, he was the VP of Corporate Strategy at Twitter. Elad joined Twitter via the acquisition of MixerLabs, a company where he was co-founder and CEO. MixerLabs ran GeoAPI, one of the early developer-centric platform infrastructure products.

Elad also spent many years at Google, where he started the mobile team and was ithe original product manager for Google Mobile Maps and other key mobile products.

Watch as Elad discusses his theories on the current startup investing cycle, and what changes may be coming next. 

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November 21, 2016

Startup of the Week: Repairly

Ed. Note: we had a chance to chat with Rich Edwards of Repairly, a very cool Techstars startup based in the UK. Read on! :) 

How did you come up with the idea for Repairly? What was the inspiration?

Both myself and CEO Fraser Williams have had experience in similar business models before. We saw that there was a huge problem in this industry.

When you break your technology, there’s a confusing amount of options. From slow manufacturers to untrustworthy high street shops, there’s no one company that you can turn to if you need to get something fixed. Technology has progressed at such a fast rate that the repair and support side of it has been left in the 90’s. Repairly is here to support people.

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November 18, 2016

Super Angel Gil Penchina @Startup Funding 2.0

"Ask Me Anything" with Gil Penchina at Startup Funding 2.0

We were privileged to have Gil Penchina at our second Startup Funding 2.0 event held at WeWork. 

Gil runs the largest Syndicate on AngelList and is an angel investor in 70 companies including firms such as Linkedin, Paypal, Datanyze, Contactually, Indiegogo, Evite, ZipRealty, Plusmo, Couchsurfing, Songpop, Wealthfront and many others.

Previously he was CEO of Wikia, now a top 50 website and a member of the pre-IPO team at eBay. Before eBay, Gil worked at General Electric, Bain & Co. and started two tech companies.

Watch as Gil discusses: his various Syndicates, the emergence of deal scouts, how to access a Syndicate, average check size, meeting with Associates at VC funds, founders as "fundamentally un-employable anywhere else", what he looks for in a deal, when to take the leap of faith as an entrepreneur, how "running a startup is like a Ponzi scheme" and more.  

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October 12, 2016

Startup of the Week- Future Electric

I'm a motorcycle guy, and have been all my life. I started riding when I was 10 on a Honda CT90 Trail bike, then upgraded over time to a YZ80 and XR400. When I was 16, my parents -- believe it or not -- let me get a Kawasaki Ninja.

Somehow I survived. Since then I've "downgraded" to slower bikes like my current BMW r/80 and 1150 GS.  But I'm particularly excited about this week's Startup of the Week-- a company in Denmark that is pioneering the art of making wicked-fast electric motos.

My colleage Pip spoke with founder Jesper Vind about his experience developing his company. Enjoy! 

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October 12, 2016

How to Use Foundersuite To Host Your Investor Pitch Deck

Like any good startup, we "eat our own dogfood" - meaning we use Foundersuite products for fundraising, investor updates, and so on. As we prepare for our next fundraising adventure, we came up with a cool new use case for our Investor Update tool: hosting our pitch deck. It's easy to do, it looks great, and best of all we can track which investors are looking at it. Here's how to set it up. 

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October 11, 2016

Raising Capital In Silicon Valley Episodes 3 and 4 *(humor :)


Continuing on from Episodes 1 and 2, Alexander and Tale are still hunting for money for their startup, "What Happens". Follow along as they learn it's not quite as easy as it appears... 

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September 28, 2016

Startup of the week-Uniti

In the near future, it looks as if we will all be driving electric cars and even potentially moving to Mars! Team Uniti are ahead of the curve with their version of the electric car. I spoke with their founder about their experience and inspiration.

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September 27, 2016

Fundraising As A Team Sport

Are you fundraising? Do you already have some investors? If so, are you fully leveraging the "collective rolodex"? 

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September 12, 2016

Raising Capital In Silicon Valley *(humor :)


Alexander and Tale are fresh off the boat from Norway and determined to raise money for their startup, "What Happens". Follow along as they learn it's not quite as easy as it appears... 

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August 29, 2016

Accelerator of the Week- Blue Startups

This week we are heading to the blue waters of Hawaii, or 'Startup Paradise' as the ecossytem here has been described. Blue Startups are located in downtown Honolulu. After a recent visit to San Francisco, we spoke with the team about their accelerator programme. 

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August 26, 2016

Product Videos

Thanks for stopping by. Are you interested in learning how Foundersuite's products work? You've come to the right place.

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August 22, 2016

Startup Funding 2.0 Videos

On August 9, we held a very special event at WeWork Transbay SF for ~200 of our favorite startup founders. Here are the videos. 

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August 22, 2016

Complete Guide to Raising Capital Using Investor CRM

Fundraising is hard. But you know this already, don't you? 

Here at Foundersuite, we're trying to make it a little easier for you by creating what we like to call the "Ultimate Funding Stack." This includes our Investor Search + Investor CRM + our new Investor Updater tools, with more to come. 

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