A Founder Fail Story

ShareThis is from a Quora thread about founders with seed funding make. Josh Fechter was gracious enough to share his own personal story about his mobile job finding app. https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-common-mistakes-that-seed-funded-startup-founders-make   HOW WE RECKLESSLY BLEW $500,000 IN FIVE MONTHS We had a Reddit post about our launch go viral resulting in over 10,000 users for […]

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Startup Funding Talk

ShareI’ll be speaking along with some VCs about startup funding this Saturday here in Los Angeles. Should be a good event. www.n3xtcon.com Share

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Some Questions Investors Will Ask You

ShareIt was a typical afternoon in Hollywood. Lunch with Rob Schneider at Xiomara restaurant on Melrose. We were meeting with his inventor, who claimed to have created a revolutionary machine to extract hydrogen from water – electrolysis. He said that he put in X amount of energy, and the machine generated 100X as output. I […]

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South by Southwest

ShareGoing to South by Southwest? I’ll be speaking on two panels related to virtual reality – it’s ability to create empathy, and actually do good. We’ll go beyond the current hypemania and do deep dives into the very real potential for VR to create transformational changes. http://brinkinstitute.org/brinksxsw If you’re going to be there, stop by […]

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Necker Island

ShareTwo weeks ago I went to Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands. Richard Branson is the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur – running an international Virgin empire with over 400 companies ranging from airlines to financial services to yes – Virgin Galactic. And on Necker Island, over some 40 years, he’s built, […]

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Rich vs. King: The Founder’s Dilemma

ShareSo you’ve just started your baby. Your shiny new company. You haven’t yet even done a soft launch, but you’re already getting amazing feedback from various and sundry people. And by various and sundry people, I mean people who don’t have your last name. Then one fine day, you pitch at an Angel event, and […]

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“I Give You My Word(s)” – How a Business Plan Can Hurt You

ShareYou may have seen in various places on our site that we’ve fallen out of love with the fancy thirty page business plan. If you’re in startup mode, you don’t really have time to write it, and investors simply don’t have time to read it. So it’s largely a waste of everyone’s time. That’s why […]

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Ok, So What Do Pre-Money and Post-Money Valuation mean?

ShareYou may have heard these terms bandied about. Startup valuations are hard enough without some jargon to muck up the waters even more. Fortunately, these terms are about as simple as it gets, once you learn the math. Let’s put this in the context of a startupper named Casimir. Casimir has come up with a […]

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Guide to Intellectual Property

ShareThere are a lot of things that you don’t think of when you finally take the plunge and start your new company. One thing that often sneaks up on entrepreneurs is intellectual property. Are you comfortable with how much you know about patents, trademarks, and copyrights? One of the free bonuses that comes with EZ […]

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EZ Numbers Free Version

ShareWe’ve just created a Free Version of EZ Numbers. You need the paid versions to really understand your business in depth, get a loan, or get an investment. We’ve had a lot of users tell us that until they used EZ, they hadn’t really understood their business. But if you just want to test out […]

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