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6 Ways to Optimize Your Spending Budget

By | Sep 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Everyone – no matter what income level – loves to save money. So why is it that we often find ourselves spending randomly, and then wonder where our money went? While it’s completely up to you to build a budget and stick to it,…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Support Your Business as a Digital Nomad Novice

By | Sep 2, 2016 at 4:08 pm

You’ve done it! You’re now in charge of your own life and career. No more bosses, tight schedules, or awkward cooler conversations with coworkers. As a novice digital nomad, you’re starting to spread your wings. Plus, you have a fledgling online enterprise that you’re feeling…

Opinion/Analysis

Why Your Startup Should Eat a Debt Sandwich

By | Jun 8, 2016 at 11:50 am

I’ve given this talk at various Techstars programs quite a few times now, and most recently gave it in L.A. at our awesome Healthcare Accelerator in partnership with Cedars-Sinai. I always do this talk off-the-cuff (no slides) to keep it interactive. You won’t find…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tips for Optimizing Your Startup Financials

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 9:00 am

You are exceptionally good at what you do. You’ve hired the best employees and you treat them well. Customer satisfaction is through the roof. You’ve found ways to outwit and outshine your competitors at every turn. Surely you are destined for long term growth…

Opinion/Analysis

What to Do When Your Fundraising Is Not Going Well

By | May 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm

One of the worst things that can happen to a CEO of an early-stage company is to be in the state of perpetual fundraising. Here is how you can tell that it may be happening to you: You have been fundraising for a while;…

Funding

What VCs Consider When Deciding to Invest in a Founder

By | May 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

Your big idea and market validation – checked. Scalable model and further monetization strategy – checked. A great team ready to hustle and a user base growing day by day – checked.  Is there anything else to add to the list prior to approaching…

Marketing

6 Ways Startups Waste Money on Marketing

By | Apr 19, 2016 at 9:40 am

Marketing will be where the majority of startups spend most of their budgets. The average B2B marketer spends 42 percent of their budgets on marketing. Yet there are so many startups that don’t always get the results they want simply because most of their…

Funding

Tech.Co’s Deals Roundup: Voxel8, Noodle, IBM

By | Jul 24, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Here is today’s edition of Tech.Co’s daily roundup of fundings, acquisitions, and IPOs. To save you time, you can now get this delivered directly to your inbox – learn more. Let us know if we’ve missed anything, and we’ll make sure to have it covered….

Funding

Today’s Fundings, Acquisitions, and IPOs: Clover, JetSmarter, Zillow

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Today, private air, subscription flights, and a dating app announced funding. Also, big news in real estate.  You can now get this delivered directly to your inbox – learn more. Let us know if we’ve missed anything, and we’ll make sure to have it covered. Fundings…

Tips & How To’s

4 Reasons to Switch to Cloud Accounting

By | Jul 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

Cloud accounting, also known as “online accounting” is the process of using computer hardware and software applications to do accounting online. Data is sent to the Cloud (the Internet, essentially), where it is processed and returned to the user. There are many benefits to…

Opinion/Analysis

This Level of Technical Debt Is Necessary for Innovation

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Vision. It is a word that has become synonymous with entrepreneurship. As an executive, if you have great management skills, can deliver a stellar PowerPoint, and influence a company culture, you will earn a large paycheck. But if you can do those things and…

FinTech

San Diego

LoanHero Brings Big Win to San Diego, EvoNexus: Raises $21.7M

By | Jun 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm

This past May, the second annual Fintech Global Expo came to San Diego to give people a deep and formative look at the innovations inside the financial tech market segment. A huge part of the draw was that it was in San Diego, for…

Opinion/Analysis

3 Easy Ways to Save Money for Your Startup

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 5:31 pm

So many beginners in the world of business want the big team and the huge office. But that’s not actually a good thing, nor is a big business likely. Bigger businesses will only give you more responsibility than you can realistically handle right now….

Tips & How To’s

Tips to Improve Business Cash Flow

By | Jan 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Whether you run a startup or have an established business, no doubt one of the biggest stresses for you in the current competitive environment is finding enough cash flow month after month. Indeed, inadequate cash flow is often cited as one of the primary…

Funding

Convertible Notes 101

By | May 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

What is a convertible note? I recently had a UK startup ask me this question. While I was surprised, it didn’t take me long to figure out that the financing instrument is not so popular in the UK. The government SEIS and the EIS tax…

Funding

Chicago

Chicago’s Property Tax Appeals Startup TurboAppeal Raises $1.5M

By | May 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm

TurboAppeal, the Chicago, IL-based startup that’s providing people with a revolutionary way to deal with property tax appeals, announced today that it has raised a $1.5 million investment from @Properties, Hyde Park Angels, and Hyde Park Venture Partners (HPVP). Currently operating in Cook County,…

Funding

Baltimore

Baltimore’s SocialToaster Raises $1.9M for Social Marketing

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The Baltimore, MD-based SocialToaster announced Monday that it has raised $1.9 million bridge round of funding from investors such as Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, SFP Capital, Blu Venture Investors, and David Abrams. The company also announced that it has acquired the Los Angeles,…