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5 Reasons Your NDA Could Torch Your Chance for Funding

Is your NDA doing more harm than good for your startup?  Here are 5 reasons Angel and VC funds avoid NDAs.

If the fund manager represents an angel fund with a solid history of investment and an impeccable reputation, you may have just insulted the fund AND her/him personally. Angel groups and VCs operate in a tight knit industry. They work hard to build and maintain strong reputations of integrity. Without that, entrepreneurs would not be interested, and their deal flow would dry up. (Read the full article at FundingSage)

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#angelfund #cvc #venture #capital #startup #accelerator

Using Backwards Planning to Establish Milestones and Metrics [infographic]

Milestones and metrics are the key to successfully growing and funding startups. Backwards Planning is a useful tool for determining those milestones and metrics.
Backwards Planning requires one to start from the endpoint and work backwards to the present to accomplish their goals. (Read full infographic at FundingSage)

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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Spotlight: Atlanta, GA The hub of the nation’s ninth-largest metropolitan area and the largest in the southeast. It was named as a beta+ city in 2016by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, meaning it is an important world city that is “instrumental in linking its region or state into the world economy.” Atlanta ranked 38th in WalletHub’s 2017 list of the best big cities to start a business, with top-50 rankings in both the “Access to Resources” and “Business Costs” categories. Additionally, Entrepreneur named Atlanta the..(read full article at FundingSage)

#atlanta #ga #entrepreneur #startup #accelerator #investor #company #business #makerspace #incubator #meetup #funding

Series LLC - Yes or No? [Infographic]

What's the difference between a normal LLC and a Series LLC? Does your state recognize Series LLCs? Find out which is right for your startup. (Read full infographic at FundingSage)

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Accelerators - The Past, Present, and Future

Accelerators have been booming since the beginning of Y Combinator in 2005. Yet, Harvard applicants have higher odds of acceptance than applicants to TechStars, Y Combinator, or Fledge. So what is to become of this trend? Will the industry reach saturation? Will accelerators accept any applicant who applies? What does the future hold for accelerators? (Read full article at FundingSage.com)

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Entrepreneur word of the day: Double Bottom Line

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We've got some exciting stuff in store for 2018! Here's a quick look at a logo we're working on for our new product. What do you think?

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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Spotlight: Seattle, WA

Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and boasts one of the most famous skylines in the US. In 2016, the area was ranked the 6th best city for young entrepreneurs, and in 2017 was ranked the 10th best city for women entrepreneurs. To find more about local makerspaces, Accelerators, and entrepreneurial meetups, visit Fundingsage.com for the full article.

#seattle #washington #entrepreneur #meetup #investor #accelerator #startup #womeninbusiness #angelgroup #vc #incubator

Series A Startup Funding - from Anguish to Accelerate

There has never been a better time to start a new company. Nearly every good idea could get seed funding. The catalyst for this change is somewhat of a cultural shift where many diverse ideologies are coming together at the same time. Some examples include shark tank, crowdfunding, Boomer retirement, and regulatory changes. The reality propels a new set of challenges to the serious entrepreneur seeking Series A startup Funding. During series A, the entrepreneur must prove their ideas, due diligence is..( read the full article at FundingSage)

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5 Step Critical Path Analysis [Infographic]

A critical path analysis prevents scheduling conflicts in projects with numerous activities that have complex interactions. Developed by DuPont in the 1950s, the Critical Path Method has been around for decades. CPM is a step-by-step planning technique that identifies critical and non-critical tasks.(to read the full infographic, visit Fundingsage )

#infographic #analysis #development #business #accelerator #investor #startup #entrepreneur #concept

Key to Startup Success: Customer Discovery

Customer Discovery is a continuous flow. The more you know about who will use your product, the greater chance of success. The fundamental purpose of a startup is solving a problem faced in the market. This may seem obvious, but often founders skip validation and make assumptions. So how can you correctly market your product to your user & consumer? Have you developed your MVP? The first step is to...(read the full article at FundingSage)

#entrepreneur #startup #customer #business #company #development #marketing #ceo

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