Alex Iskold is the managing director of Techstars in New York City. Serial entrepreneur, founder of Information Laboratory and GetGlue. Engineer, geek, complex systems addict, lover of art and wine. Invest and help tech startups. He actively blogs about startups and venture capital at http://alexiskold.net.

 

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10 Reasons Why You’re Ready to Join an Accelerator

Some people say that accelerators are only good for the companies that didn’t yet raise financing. They argue that if the company has raised capital, then it’s too far along for an accelerator and wouldn’t benefit from it. My take is different — none…

How to Build the Perfect Startup Funnel

The New iPod Touch is Here, But It's Not Going to Do Anything for Apple's Sales

Funnels are remarkably useful in many aspects of startup life. Whether you are trying to get users to try your product, or sell to an enterprise customer, or hire an engineer, or raise capital, you are dealing with a funnel. Here are a few funnels we…

How a Customer’s Elevator Pitch Can Boost Your Startup

Getting your elevator pitch down for investors is one thing. But what you might not know is that your customers can sell your product a lot more effectively than you can. However, without specific training, they might not be getting the pitch right. Recently…

8 Tips for Dealing With Competitors

Competition is a strange topic. It is both underrated and overrated. This may seem like a contradiction, but it really isn’t. Startups often don’t spend enough time understanding the market and spend too much time worrying about competition once they launch. In this post,…

5 Ways to Run an Effective Investor Board Meeting

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Your startup has grown and you need the capital to grow with it. You’ve raised a seed round and now have a formal board of investors and mentors to answer to each quarter. And while a boarding meeting can be a scary place, making sure its…

11 Questions for Your First Investor Meeting

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made …