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Is it possible to raise a small amount of money on AngelList if you don't have the product built yet?

I am a non-technical founder who has been using my own savings to create an MVP. Due to the type of product I'm building, it turned out to require more capital than expected to finish building the...


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Where do companies like WhatRunsWhere get their data?

I'm looking to build something similar for our in-house marketing campaigns and having a tough time figuring out how they do it.Basically, companies like WhatRunsWhere, AdBeat, and MixRank let you...

asked Jul 2 '14 at 01:25
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Alicia Karg
9 points

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What should a good executive summary include for VCs?

What type of content should an executive summary have when a venture capitalist requests one?Any tips on things to avoid and include in an executive summary? Things like length of the summary,...


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Why is there a huge difference between the hourly rates of tech consultants and other professions like lawyers and doctors?

Considering the value that each profession provides to it's customers, why is there such a huge gap between software consultants and professions like lawyers and doctors?Law firms often charge...

asked Jul 10 '14 at 20:56
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Barry Ramsey
6 points

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Marketing strategy for a niche social network?

I am developing a social network for writers and readers, which focuses on creating tools to write and manage your books, as well as funding them until I have managed to make some contacts with...

asked Jul 11 '14 at 14:32
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Odilio Noronha
6 points

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What's your marketing checklist for new startups?

What are the items on your marketing checklist when launching a new startup?Things like: Create social media accounts and customize them Pre-write a month's worth of content for social media and...

asked Jul 11 '14 at 17:26
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Dennis Singer
7 points

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I have $10K, programming, and some design skills. What business can I start?

I am a Python developer (web applications) who has some decent design skills as well. I also have $10K in savings that I can use to invest in a new venture.The only thing I lack is a good idea to...

asked Jul 16 '14 at 20:59
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David Schwab
6 points

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Why do the major tech companies in the valley place so much emphasis on which school you went to?

You would think being in the tech industry they would understand that some of the brightest technologists in history didn't go to an ivy league school. Yet Google, Facebook, Twitter -- they all...

asked Jul 17 '14 at 10:29
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James Chowdhury
9 points

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Do startups that are suddenly have massive growth try to recover equity given to employees?

Lets take Uber as an example. It's going gang-busters and most of the employees are likely holding onto equity worth millions.For employees that still have a cliff that isn't finished (they have...

asked Jul 21 '14 at 19:25
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Ronald Solari
6 points

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Which is better: crowd funding, bank loan, angel round, or VC funding?

I have almost set up all concerns of my start up, but I am facing a critical challenge now of raising capital so I could execute my business plan.Due to limited resources, it will not be possible...

asked Jul 23 '14 at 18:00
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Moustafa Ezzat
11 points

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Is buying expired domain names with existing backlinks a good strategy to build links to your main site?

There are many domain names that expire each day which have tens of decent backlinks (occasionally, some even have .edu backlinks).Would it be a good (and whitehat) SEO strategy to: Buy these...

asked Jul 24 '14 at 00:12
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Steve Weiler
9 points

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Are there any regulations for monthly subscription boxes that send food items?

There have a myriad of startups lately that provide a monthly subscription which send you a goodies box of curated items. All the items would be packaged items (by a manufacturer). Even though...

asked Jul 24 '14 at 17:41
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Santos Wilkes
9 points

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How to start a venture firm and get large investors to invest in your fund?

I have had a small exit in a previous startup and looking to start my own venture capital firm. I'm looking to start with a fund of at least $20M. Out of which, I will put in $1M of my own...

asked Jul 25 '14 at 18:57
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David Blum
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Are there any startup accelerators like YCombinator for High School students?

I'm exploring a potentially untapped market and wondering if there are any accelerators or incubators that specifically target high school students?

asked Jul 26 '14 at 02:43
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Jolene Knarr
7 points

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Is education a profitable niche for a SaaS product?

I'm looking to create a SaaS application that targets educators (teachers and school districts). I am concerned that there isn't much money to made as teachers wouldn't shell out a large sum per...

asked Jul 29 '14 at 14:29
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James Cobb
6 points

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Strategies to get a deal when doing direct media buys?

When contacting smaller sites (< 200K uniques a month) to buy media directly (banner ads), what are some strategies to get a great deal?Right now I try to send a low ball figure to gauge...

asked Jul 29 '14 at 15:41
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Pauline Vest
9 points

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What are some things I can start doing now for my startup which will have tremendous effect several years later?

SEO is one. Apart from that, what other things can I start doing for my startup on a regular basis now that would have a positive result on my bottom line years down the line?

asked Aug 2 '14 at 16:28
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Sam Edmond
7 points

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Can a business entity run a criminal background check on it's users, to ensure safety of minors also using the site?

Our website collects personal information on parents and children. In order to ensure safety of other users, we would like to conduct a background check against the sex offender registry when...

asked Aug 4 '14 at 08:13
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Neels
6 points

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Advice for hiring employee #1 at a solo founder startup?

What are some challenges you've faced and advice for hiring your first employee at an un-funded, solo founder startup?I am about to launch my product and need to hire a sales person to help with...

asked Jun 17 '14 at 22:56
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Maria Fagundes
7 points

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Is there a Simple.com-like bank alternative for small businesses?

I use Simple as my personal bank and absolutely love their service. Unfortunately, they don't do business bank accounts yet. Are there any similar alternatives for startups?

asked Jun 18 '14 at 00:28
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Van Diaz
6 points