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3 Surefire Ways to Spook an Angel Investor


Looking for funds to boost your startup company is not an easy job. You might feel enthusiastic about the whole plan and confident about giving it a concrete shape, but do your investors feel the same way? Are you knocking the right door while seeking venture capital? And most importantly, are you saying the right… Read more »

Acclimatising to Global Growth: 3 Inspirational Business Models that Start in the Black

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With business investment in the UK falling unexpectedly in the third quarter due to what Howard Archer from IHS Global Insight called “caution in the face of increased global growth concerns”, preserving funds is clearly becoming a chief concern for British enterprises. Thanks to the Christmas retail season, UK business has just received a much… Read more »

15 Films and TV Shows Entrepreneurs Should Watch this Holiday

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions belong to Tech Cocktail. Please see below for additional disclosure. The holiday season is just around the corner, and before you panic about your endless To Do List, we’ve created a film guide to help you relax and be inspired this holiday break. This holiday,… Read more »

7 Recommended Learning Sites for Would-Be Entrepreneurs


Learning new skills necessary in managing a business is one of the essential things that every entrepreneur should take. We know that enrolling in top universities and colleges can be expensive but did you know that you can now take business courses online for free? Because of technology advancement a growing number of academic institutions… Read more »

Why Every Startup Ecosystem Needs Its Own Playbook


In the light of the digital evolution with ever decreasing costs of starting a company and launching it to a global audience, companies from all over the world are trying to replicate the amazing success of companies such as Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox and so on. Is Each Startup Ecosystem like Silicon Valley? The popularity of… Read more »

How to Completely Destroy Your Pitch with 5 Simple Phrases


I see over 150 companies pitch for funding every year. That’s about 3 per week. When you see that many pitches, you learn a lot, such as those things that help make a pitch a huge success and those that completely destroy the presentation and the presenter in one fell swoop.  In life, there are certainly things… Read more »

13 Things Startup Founders Aren’t Thankful For


Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude; for startup founders, that means saying thank you to the team who believes in you, the customers who support you, and the family members who put up with it all. But let’s face it: there’s a lot about startup life to not be thankful for. Although there’s no use… Read more »

The Market Is Ready: 3 Companies That Have Revolutionized Old Products With New Tech

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We’re living in exciting times, contrary to the forecast of some economists. We routinely hear mixed messages about the health of the economy, but in terms of innovative, tech-based entrepreneurship, things couldn’t be better. In the past few years, hundreds of new opportunities have appeared for businesses with an ability to capitalize on widely available… Read more »

Horses and Startups: How An Investor Chooses a Jockey

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Horse racing and startups have a lot in common. They are both exciting, fast paced, adrenaline-fueled experiences where the outcomes are uncertain and fortunes can be made or lost. It’s no wonder why they can both become lifelong obsessions. I know this because my grandfather was a fixture at the track. My memories of him… Read more »

Take a Digital Detox and Reevaluate your Relationship with Technology


Does your finger always itch to send text messages? Do you have this irresistible feeling to check email or chat messages every five seconds? Does spending a day without Smartphone seems like totally absurd idea to you? Then you must be suffering from tech addiction. In recent years, the term ‘nomophobia’ is heard quite often. Considered… Read more »

David Copperfield is Both Illusionist and Entrepreneur


You might not think that a man like David Copperfield could have too much to say about starting up, but you would be wrong. In fact, Copperfield had some incredible insight into the daily grind that entrepreneurs face when he spoke with Ben Parr at this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference. Copperfield is an entrepreneur… Read more »

Startups: 3 Ways to Extend Your Runway and Avoid Burning Cash

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According to a recent venture capitalist database survey, most startups run into problems because there is simply no demand for their product. But the second most common cause of startup failure is “ran out of cash”. If you’re running a startup that has a fit in the market and provides a genuinely useful service, you will want… Read more »