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 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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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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December 5, 2014

Introducing: Investor Search + Filter tool

Foundersuite’s Investor CRM has always been a great tool for managing a fundraise. We’ve now made it even better by solving one of the most painful parts of raising capital:  finding the right investors.We are pleased to introduce  Investor Search + Filter, a new product in Foundersuite.
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November 19, 2014

Startup Exits Series #1: Keynote by Naval Ravikant of AngelList

Ed. note: we produced a series of events called "Startup Exits: Early Stage M&A" featuring founders, corporate development officers, and investors from some of the hottest companies in Silicon Valley.

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August 18, 2014

Startup of the Week - Zerply

LinkedIn has become an incredibly powerful platform for hiring and meeting other professionals, but it is “one size fits all,” and some professions and skills don't lend themselves to being a bullet point on a resume. For example, if you’re a creative talent in the TV, film or game industries, you have a portfolio to show, and your work needs to be seen-- "more show, less tell."

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July 1, 2014

Videos from Startup Funding 2.0: Accelerators, Syndicates, Online Platforms and Emerging Seed VCs

On June 26th we produced an event for the Foundersuite community and for the San Francisco startup community at large. The title was "Startup Funding 2.0-- the Brave New World of Early Stage Finance" and the theme was that the market for startup funding is changing fast, and changing dramatically. We were fortunate to have the main "change makers" join us for the evening and drop some really solid knowledge. Enjoy!

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