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 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 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 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 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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July 17, 2016

Raising Capital With Your Startup Accelerator Cohort

A VERY COOL FUNDRAISING USE CASE (INVENTED BY BATCH 16 OF #500STARTUPS)

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June 7, 2016

Rock Your Fundraise: 101 Fundraising Tips

We know fundraising sucks. It’s a soul-crusher, especially for first time founders. That’s why we are putting together an epic guide called ‘101 Fundraising Tips'. The guide will have insider advice from CEOs who have "been there, done that, and lived to talk about it."

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April 9, 2016

Foundersuite How-To 5/7: Filling Up and Closing Your Round

Part 5 of 5 in our on-boarding series of using Foundersuite's Investor CRM :)

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April 9, 2016

Foundersuite How-To 4/7: Running Your Fundraise as a Sales Process

Part 4 in our Foundersuite on boarding series. Thanks! :)

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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

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 4, 2015

Seven Ways To Pre-Screen Your Investors

Startup fundraising is a sales process, and as with any sales process, you want to be pitching to people with both the intent and the ability to buy— in this case, shares of your company.

Thus, a key best practice is to cull your prospective investor list until it's comprised only of qualified targets. Here are several filters to apply:

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December 30, 2014

Startup of the Week - Control

I admit it-- I am a bit of a control freak. But aren't most startup founders? I love the ability to choose my own adventure, and to control (or at least greatly influence) the outcome of my business.

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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 12, 2014

Accelerator of the Week - 9Mile Labs

Do you have a killer idea for a B2B-focused startup?

Do you enjoy fresh seafood, stunning cityscapes and a vibrant cultural scene?

Can you tolerate a little rain and noisy, neon-clad Seahawks fans?  :)

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March 24, 2014

How To Rock Your Fundraising Using Investor CRM - Step One: Making It Social

Are you raising money? Or are you thinking about raising money in the next 6-8 months?

We recently released a new version of our fundraising tool called “Investor CRM” which is a visual dashboard for collecting investors, managing discussions, and keeping track of to-dos and action items.

It also has a “social layer” so your team, advisors, attorneys, and others can work on your fundraising with you.

Here’s how to use it:

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