In major startup hubs like Silicon Valley or New York City, there are no shortage of events and gatherings for tech entrepreneurs. But make no mistake: There are world class events for startup entrepreneurs everywhere — even outside of these startup meccas. The following is a collection of…
Despite the fact that this blog — and my recent book — are about startup nuances outside of Silicon Valley, the truth is that it’s a very special place for a startup entrepreneur to be. Here are a few tips if you’re an outsider like me planning a visit.
Some investors believe that “the rent is too damn high” in Silicon Valley. Startup valuations are through the roof, and founders feel too entitled. To them, I say come over to the Midwest. The grass is greener here, and our startups are just as amazing.
On Tuesday, March 10th, I officially launched Startup Seed Funding for the Rest of Us into the world. My self-published book quickly rose to the top of Product Hunt and Amazon in a matter of days. Here’s how it happened…
Despite the fact that there’s more capital available to seed-stage startups than perhaps anytime in history, it’s still not easy to raise startup seed capital — especially outside of Silicon Valley. This post describes steps that founders can take to help them raise the seed capital that they need.
Sometimes being in a smaller startup community offers some benefits. You can be the big fish in a smaller pond. But how do you become that “big fish”? How do you become a true leader in your own startup community, wherever that may be?
Famed entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis recently shared a staged-approach for how founders new to (or outside of) Silicon Valley can raise capital and value their startups. Unfortunately, it’s just not realistic.
How do you value a startup? There’s no exact science to it. But there are several considerations to make — especially if you’re in an area where there aren’t a whole lot of startups like yours.
I’ve been to my fair share of coffee meetings — both as the person who has sent and received the invitation. But before you grab that latte with an investor or fellow entrepreneur, before you’re following the unspoken rules that exist.
Just a few months ago, I unknowingly started going down the path of doing something I’ve never done before — writing a book for founders raising seed capital. The book began with my own experiences, but morphed into me interviewing 14 different founders and investors to learn from their experiences as well. This post reveals four more founders and investors featured in the book.