April 1, 2016

Accelerator of the Week: Beta-i, Lisbon

Hailed as the "sunniest capital in Europe," Lisbon is rich with culture and a vibrant nightlife. It's also rich with hundreds of new startups that are sprouting around the city. Testament to this, it will host the massive startup love fest called Web Summit, which is relocating after several years in Dublin. Beta-i is at the center of this growth. Beta-i an acceleration program with the mission to improve entrepreneurship.

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March 25, 2016

Startup Ecosystem: Austin, Texas

Team Foundersuite just returned from a fun-packed week in Austin at South by SouthWest (SXSW), livers barely intact. There were  ample amounts of networking, hustling, and admittedly a fair bit of partying. Our 'Hustle SXSW Like a Boss' guide certainly came in handy.

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March 14, 2016

Startup Of The Week -- LeadCrunch

A week ago we were at Jason Calacanis' startup conference LAUNCH listening to Shervin Pishevar and Brogan BamBrogan discuss their new HyperLoop (great names x2, BTW). A gentleman sat down next to us, noticed Hilde's t-shirt, and said, "Hi, I'm Olin Hyde-- are you with Foundersuite? We LOVE Foundersuite. I'm a fan and an active, paid user."

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March 9, 2016

Introducing Investor Search + CRM 2.0

We are THRILLED to announce our biggest product release ever…introducing: Investor CRM 2.0

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March 4, 2016

Hustle SXSW Like a Boss

Here at Foundersuite, we have been gearing up for the bustling madness known as SXSW. Our team will be landing in Austin next week for 5 fun packed days of  events, networking and inevitable partying! The schedule is vast, and for first timers it can be daunting to even know where the action takes place. We are here to help. We've put together the ultimate guide for how to hustle SXSW.

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March 4, 2016

Fundraising Pro Tip: How To Get Investor Intros

One of the most difficult challenges for entrepreneurs who decide to raise capital is how to connect with investors. Many will start off by asking their startup friends, "who should I talk to?" which is a logical approach.

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February 9, 2016

Accelerator of the Week- Elevate Blue

As a view from your desk goes, looking out across the picturesque shores of Lake Tahoe is pretty sweet. Accelerator Elevate Blue recently installed their office space in Incline Village on the north shore. Several weeks ago in our tech ecosystem series, they joined the conversation about the growing scene emerging in Silicon Mountain. Following on from that discussion, I spoke with the CEO of Elevate Blue, Jameson Stafford, about their evolution, and experience with startups.

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February 5, 2016

Ultimate Startup Software Stack

Introducing FoundersMarket, a curated set of awesome products and services for startups. 

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February 1, 2016

Accelerator of the Week- Manos

Quick-- name three startups with Latino founders. Who did you come up with? Latinos have an incredibly strong entrepreneurial spirit, but they are under-represented on the global startup stage.The Manos Accelerator in San Jose is poised to change that. It's both a great challenge, and a great opportunity. Manos is championing a new generation of Latino entrepreneurs by providing access to early-stage capital, mentorship support and resources that will enable them to build and grow their startup companies. I caught up with Jim Weldon, the COO of the accelerator to find out more about their programme.

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January 22, 2016

Get Out Of The Office: 5 Amazing Startup Retreats

If only life could be one long vacation. Unless you are an entrepreneur like Sir Richard Branson, working whilst soaking up the winter sun on your own private Island, January has probably felt like a long slog at your desk.

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January 19, 2016

Improving Startup Work/Life Balance: 5 New Apps For Entrepreneurs

Let's face it-- it's hard to get back into the swing of things in January. Almost two weeks in and some of the best of intentions seem to have fallen by the wayside. You're tired, stressed, running on coffee and grabbing whatever is handy to eat. As for those planned daily Crossfit workouts? It hasn't happened once.

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January 13, 2016

Startup Ecosystem: Tahoe Silicon Mountain

In the second of our Startup Ecosystem Series, we go from the sunny shores of Los Angeles to the snowy peaks of Lake Tahoe. We visit Truckee, a quaint town in a region with a lot more startup activity going on than meets the eye.

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January 4, 2016

New Year's Anti-Resolutions For Startup Founders

After the holiday season it can be hard to get back into the swing of things. The New Year often starts with a burst of activity and the best of intentions, but it quickly devolves into an overwhelming list of things to do and get done.

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December 17, 2015

Accelerator of the Week- EvoNexus

EvoNexus is a technology incubator and ground zero for Southern California's startup community with locations in San Diego and Irvine offering 40,000 square feet of class, office, and dry lab space.

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December 14, 2015

Startup Ecosystem: Los Angeles

Note: this post kicks off a NEW series we are running here at Foundersuite called “Startup Ecosystem" which will profile up-and-coming and/or interesting startup scenes outside the typical locations like Silicon Valley. Is there a place you’d like to see profiled? Or, are you a member of an emerging startup ecosystem? If so we’d love to hear from you: pip@foundersuite.com

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December 9, 2015

Startup of the Week- Shoprocket

I was in Dublin a few weeks ago for Web Summit and randomly bumped into these guys at a “speakeasy” event held by Powers Whiskey. After chatting for awhile, it dawned on me they were avid Foundersuite users which was very cool to discover. Awesome guys, and awesome product!

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November 24, 2015

We're funded!

We're funded!

I’m excited to announce we closed our seed round with an excellent group of investors.

ffVC.com led the round, and they are complemented by an awesome group of angels including Will Bunker, Steve Bennett, Sam Kingsland, Catherine Chang, Brad Bao, Santosh Jayaram, Philip Lo, Darren Wilson, Small Ventures, Foley Ventures and others.

This new funding will allow us to pursue our vision of bringing awesome tools to the world’s 400M+ entrepreneurs. Our investors are seasoned operators (ex- Facebook, Twitter, Tencent, and many others) and share our passion for helping startups.

Raising capital is always “harder than it looks” and we could not have done it without some serious help from our friends. I’d like to personally thank the following for their intros, inspiration, and advice:

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September 10, 2015

Accelerator of the Week - Startup Reykjavík

Startup life is hard. It's stressful. It causes premature wrinkles. It chews people up and spits them out.

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September 2, 2015

Accelerator of the Week -- Vertical Engine

I've never been to Israel, but I know that for a tiny country, it produces a huge number of successful startups. According to a Quora post, Israel spawns one new company for every 1800 people—by far the highest rate in the world.

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August 5, 2015

Startup of the Week - Faraday Bicycles

Like everyone else, I rode a bike as a kid. I had a Huffy BMX Pro with a chro-moly frame, yellow mag wheels and red tires with matching grips. It was bizarre and beautiful.

But I stopped riding bikes around the time helmet laws came into effect and tight, bright spandex shorts became the norm. It just wasn't cool anymore.

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July 27, 2015

Startup of the Week - room.me

Finding the perfect roommate while studying abroad is hard. To find a good roommate, people try to connect offline on meetups, write hundreds of emails, drive to open houses, or sit through casting-like interviews.

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