Check out the brave startup founders who gave their best elevator pitches to TOUGH judges...the day after Election 2016.Read More
"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!Read More
"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.Read More
Are you fundraising? Do you already have some investors? If so, are you fully leveraging the "collective rolodex"?Read More
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...Read More
On August 9, we held a very special event at WeWork Transbay SF for ~200 of our favorite startup founders. Here are the videos.Read More
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.Read More
A VERY COOL FUNDRAISING USE CASE (INVENTED BY BATCH 16 OF #500STARTUPS)Read More
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."Read More
Part 5 of 5 in our on-boarding series of using Foundersuite's Investor CRM :)Read More
Part 4 in our Foundersuite on boarding series. Thanks! :)Read More
We are THRILLED to announce our biggest product release ever…introducing: Investor CRM 2.0Read More
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.Read More
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:
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.Read More
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? :)Read More
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:Read More