Today we are joined by Dan Tyre, a Director and early employee at HubSpot and a prolific angel investor and startup coach.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
"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.Read More
A VERY COOL FUNDRAISING USE CASE (INVENTED BY BATCH 16 OF #500STARTUPS)Read More
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.Read More
Before starting grad school, I took a year-long "sabbatical" and backpacked extensively through Southeast Asia (remember the book The Beach? yeah, kinda like that...)
I absolutely loved the people, food, landscape and culture. But the traffic and pollution was horrible. I spent waaay too much time riding in Tuk-Tuks breathing exhaust from a sea of 2-stroke motors.
This week's Startup of the Week is solving this massive problem with a really cool electronic solution- think of it as the "Tesla-meets-Uber of Tuk Tuks."
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
Editors note: Taking a cue from our popular "Startup of the Week" column, we are are now launching "Accelerator of the Week" to profile the most interesting startup programs around the globe. Accelerators are a vital and increasingly important part of the startup ecosystem, and we want to share their stories with you.Read More