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Reports & Rankings

The Highest Funded Startups in Every State

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Success in the startup world is calculated in a number of different ways. Whether it’s popularity, downloads, or positive reviews, budding companies are always trying to show the world that they’re at the top of their field. However, when it comes down to it,…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Secrets to Building A Startup with Logan LaHive of Techstars Chicago

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

Being obsessed with startups is something Logan LaHive, the new managing director at Techstars Chicago, is willing to admit. “I’ve always been involved in a startup and sort of obsessed with startups and technology. My heroes, and the people I’ve looked up to, have…

SXSW

Austin

Tech.Co’s Startup Night at SXSW 2017 Is Where You’ll Get Discovered

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

If you haven’t heard, SXSW is one of the hottest events of the year for entertainment fans, technology enthusiasts, and startups of all shapes and sizes. Whether it be the endless networking opportunities, the electric atmosphere of Austin, or the mountains of free food…

Interviews

Austin

Adam Lyons on Being Scrappy, Mark Cuban and Mentorship – Interview

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being scrappy is a trait that every startup founder needs to embrace to find different ways to solve problems while building one’s business. Adam Lyons, cofounder of The Zebra, said in our Tech.Co interview that being scrappy is at the heart of their culture….

Finance

6 Financial Tips to Help Save Money While Building Your Startup

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

Preparing to launch your startup takes more than motivation and time. It requires quite a bit of capital to get things going and even more to maintain operations in the future. Before you even think about setting up shop, experts recommend that you have…

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Funding

Miami

Miami-Based Rokk3r Labs Just Launched a New 9-Figure VC Fund

By | Mar 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

There’s a new VC fund on the block: Rokk3r Fuel. The nine-figure fund, launched by Miami-based Rokk3r Labs, aims to support startups or entrepreneurs in areas typically overlooked by the VC community in Silicon Valley, specifically, Miami, Mexico, Colombia and other Latin American countries. While…

Funding

These 15 Techstars Startups Raised Over $1 Million in 2017

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

Raising capital is no easy feat for any founder. Sometimes, it takes longer than you think to raise the amount of capital you need to keep your business moving forward. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of people out there willing to take a chance on…

Inspiration

5 Lessons Learned When Women Founders Go Against the Flow

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Imagine a world where just as many women started businesses as men. Galvanize teamed up with Go Against the Flow, a movement to encourage 1 million women to be entrepreneurs by the end of 2017, to host a screening and panel discussion. The organization is…

Business

5 Ecommerce Startup Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

By | Mar 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

E-commerce startups are all the rage these days. Despite the abundance of reports that show the high failure rate of startups, the flames of the entrepreneurial spirit burns brighter than ever. As an aspiring entrepreneur, you need to eliminate self-doubt and be willing to…

Funding

30 Questions Investors Ask During Fundraising

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 9:15 am

Fundraising is a complicated, and at times, confusing process. To fundraise effectively, you need to have a strategy, understand different types of investors, know how much to raise, and create an investor pipeline. And while all of this is integral to an effective funding round, asking the right questions…

Funding

Phoenix

Venture Capitalists Talk About the Importance of Due Diligence

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Within a tech ecosystem, local investors are on alert to find the hottest startup and latest innovation where they can place their money and hopefully strike gold. Phoenix Startup Week and Chase for Business hosted a venture capital panel with seasoned and active investors…

Tips & How To’s

6 Financial Myths You Should Always Ignore

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 9:15 am

The world is filled with misleading financial myths. Whether its the fact that working more equates to earning more or that 8/10 startups fail within their first year, it’s always important to do your research. Don’t be swayed by old myths because you could be…

Funding

4 Tips on Fundraising From Yi-Jian Ngo of Alliance of Angels

By | Feb 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Yi-Jian Ngo, Managing Director of the Alliance of Angels, oversees the Northwest’s largest and most-active Angel network that facilitates $10MM+ investment across 20+ companies each year. For early-to-mid stage startups, understanding what investors are thinking and expect from your pitch and what founders should…

Funding

What to Do When Seed Investors Ask to See More Traction

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

“I love what you’re building and I want to invest, BUT I just need to see some more meaningful traction.” -Every VC Ever Every entrepreneur has heard this unfortunate phrase at one point or another. I heard it all the time as a former founder myself, and…

Funding

Maximizing Community Resources While Bootstrapping Your Company

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Finding funding to launch one’s business is at the top of every founder’s mind, but taking on debt could be a stressful headache if they aren’t ready. Before taking on debt from investors or bankers, looking to one’s community for resources, guidance, even funding,…

Venture Capital

How to Make Good Use of VC Introductions

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Many entrepreneurs will recognize this scenario: You finally get a meeting with a big-name VC partner. In preparation, you spend a week polishing your deck, financial model and pitch. Then, you get to your meeting and the partner is 20 minutes late. Plus, they run…

Accelerator

Portland, Maine

Top Gun Accelerator Accepts 38 Startups into Class of 2017

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Top Gun, a program…