When Drew Houston founded Dropbox, he knew he faced some fierce competition (hello, Google, Apple, and Microsoft). But he didn’t back down from the fight because he knew he had an advantage those big, cumbersome competitors could never exploit: Dropbox was lean, focused, and fast. Hear how he outman
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Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start se
Bill Gross has founded a lot of start-ups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people's, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the
No matter how great your product or business idea, how lean you can operate, and how big you’ve grown already, more capital and financial leverage will almost inevitably be a necessity.
Why Raise Money - When to Raise Money - How Much to Raise? - Financing Options - Convertible Debt - Safe - Equity - Valuation - Investors
Crowdfunding - Meeting Investors - Closing the Deal - Negotiations - Documents You Need - Next - Appendix - Glossary - Sources
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A few weeks ago, Joshua Levy and I announced we were starting work on The Open Guide to Startup Fundraising. To say the guide is growing to…
February 18, 2019
Learn about the technology stacks behind some of the world's best software companies. See which tools and services they use, and how they're using them.