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3 Votes
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VCs always say they invest in teams, not ideas. So should the pitch be mostly about the team's experience?

Every VC and funded startup says that venture capitalists invest in the team, not the idea.By that logic, shouldn't your pitch mostly be about the team's experience?Also, How can you highlight your...

asked May 7 '14 at 13:25
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Denise Crabill
16 points

2 Votes
0 Answers
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How to split share at moonlighting stage?

Possible Duplicate: Forming a new software startup, how do I allocate ownership fairly? I have a business idea. I have talked to two other people about this and they are interested. We are about...

asked Nov 5 '12 at 08:17
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Bob
11 points

2 Votes
0 Answers
1.17K Views
What is the key to securing a large investment in a project? How much should I offer the investor in return for his risk?

Let's say all of the following conditions are true: I have the connections needed to get audience with multiple multi-millionaires, although I, myself, am not one. I have, in concept, designed a...

asked Oct 27 '13 at 03:01
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Jonathan Todd
28 points

2 Votes
0 Answers
3.87K Views
Common stock or stock options when getting a co-founder prior to seed funding?

I have built a startup in the last 2 years by myself and have a decent amount of traction. While going out looking to raise some seed capital, one the things that keeps coming up is having a...


2 Votes
0 Answers
760 Views
What is the biggest risk your have taken in your startup and how did it turn out?

What is the biggest risk you undertook at your company and what happened?Mine was maxing out all my credit cards. I went from having $100K in the bank to owing over $200K in loans. In the end, it...

asked Jul 16 '14 at 19:13
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Lawrence Perez
11 points

2 Votes
0 Answers
912 Views
What's a reasonable "trial" project for a potential non-technical cofounder?

I have a software product which has been developed to the demo-able stage and I'm currently pitching it to potential customers. It's a B2B product, with a small number of big sales, as opposed to a...

asked Jul 18 '14 at 18:48
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Ben West
111 points

2 Votes
0 Answers
649 Views
Pricing for B2B buyers? Should I follow the same guidelines as for B2C?

There is a plethora of pricing advice available on the web and BrightJourney. Most of it seems like it's only geared towards consumers.For example: Have prices as $3.99 instead of $4.00, etc.Do the...

asked Apr 2 '14 at 16:43
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William Bell
12 points

2 Votes
0 Answers
610 Views
What should I ask a company seeking to acqui-hire my startup?

What are some things we need to look out for when potentially getting acqui-hired by a larger competitor?

asked Feb 11 '14 at 01:18
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Wilma Piper
11 points

2 Votes
0 Answers
1K Views
How to calculate yearly raise for employees?

What process should one take to figure how much raise in salary to give to their employees?We are a small, but profitable company. It's our third year in business and both my cofounder and I have...

asked Apr 21 '15 at 10:57
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Kenneth Mc Cowan
14 points

2 Votes
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992 Views
How to set Revenue Targets for startups. Need some tips.

We are web development startup company. We have come across two successful years and to move on to the next stages, we found that having targets on the revenue and working towards the revenue is...


2 Votes
0 Answers
1.61K Views
Hacking Venture Capital: could you connect with a partner at a firm only to have another partner lead the round?

I'm trying to (unsuccessfully) connect with a partner at a VC firm, but most likely would be able to with another partner. Would it be okay for me to try to get the main partner to lead our round...

asked Jun 4 '14 at 20:58
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Norman Carrero
12 points

2 Votes
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1.56K Views
Once you raise money from angel investors, how often do you contact them with status updates?

I'm new to the venture capital process. Once you raise a seed round from angel investors, how often are you supposed to contact them and keep them in the loop of things?Also, what sort of...

asked Jun 5 '14 at 19:29
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Joseph Sanders
12 points

2 Votes
0 Answers
1.07K Views
How to start a web development/design business without appearing too "corporate"?

These days, I've noticed that a lot of the one man (woman) shops all try to appear larger than life, i.e. go for a corporate look. I find that given how Social Media has progressed, this isn't a...

asked Jan 7 '12 at 13:18
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Ray
215 points

2 Votes
0 Answers
618 Views
How can I add capital to a UK Ltd each month?

I'm interested in incorporating a UK Limited Company and the second shareholder in this company wants to add money in it each month for the first months to cover all expenses. This capital must be...

asked Nov 8 '13 at 18:16
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Max
98 points

2 Votes
0 Answers
667 Views
how to proceed with negotiations with contractor/early employee

Possible Duplicate: Forming a new software startup, how do I allocate ownership fairly? I am one of three cofounders at an early stage startup. We have been working with an outsourced developer...

asked Jan 21 '13 at 09:55
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B B
11 points

2 Votes
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1.2K Views
Can GNU GPL licensed code not be used to develop proprietary software for commercial purposes?

my understanding of GPL is that its a viral license meaning any code that derives or builds upon GPL code must itself be licensed under GPL. However, does this mean I cannot develop proprietary...

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asked Apr 17 '11 at 02:48
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Morpheus
113 points

2 Votes
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1.01K Views
Legal considerations when building a site about complaints?

Are there any legal considerations I should look into before creating a site that allows people to write complaints about companies?What if it also allows someone to post a review on a person? For...

asked May 7 '15 at 10:28
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Lavern Price
11 points

2 Votes
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2.87K Views
Marketing/Lead generation Partner

Hi I am about to complete a working prototype of an application which is targeted towards other businesses. My strengths lie towards the technical side of the solution, hence would like to...

asked Jan 7 '15 at 06:41
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Suhaib Taqvi
13 points

2 Votes
0 Answers
1.05K Views
Hiring sales people on just commission for a B2B SaaS product?

Is it possible to hire sales people for a B2B SaaS company that work solely on commissions? If we were to offer them 50% of sales (which is a gigantic amount considering most companies offer 2% to...

asked Jun 16 '14 at 15:13
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Joseph Key
12 points

1 Votes
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What growth hacks did Etsy use to get their initial sellers?

How does a listing site like Etsy get it's first sellers (the people who are selling their artisanal items)?I'm building a site that has a similar concept, but in a different niche. The hardest...

asked May 25 '15 at 14:57
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Kimberly Slade
7 points