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When should you get business insurance?

We are a startup that builds a online software (SaaS) for the B2B space. Our revenues are under $250K.At what point should we consider getting business insurance? In fact, when should any startup...

asked May 17 '14 at 14:10
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John Carroll
7 points

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What was the end result of the supposed "Google Adsense leak"?

I stumbled across a post on Hacker News from two weeks ago that points to this supposed leak from a Google Adsense employee about their dark and potentially illegal internal practices.Did anything...

asked May 19 '14 at 14:10
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What is your company's top 3 expenses?

Describe your business and what your top three expense are each month?Would be in interesting to see what other entrepreneurs are spending their resources on the most.

asked May 19 '14 at 19:44
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Paul Sawyer
6 points

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Sharing source code for ODesk workers?

We are going to be hiring a engineer or two from ODesk. One concern that we have is our source being given to another employer later or made publicly available. For our startup, our technology is...

asked May 21 '14 at 18:44
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David Bishop
7 points

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Things to look out for in a candidate's resume that are warning signs?

After finally getting approved for a SBA loan, we're going to hire our first two employees. What are some things I should look out for in resumes' that should be questioned?One such thing is short...

asked May 23 '14 at 15:56
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Veronica Holman
7 points

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Do founders get another another cliff after a round of financing?

Assuming you have been running your startup for over a year and now looking to raise a round of funding. Will investors require you to start again with a cliff? I do understand that all co-founders...

asked May 23 '14 at 23:14
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Carlos Newton
7 points

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Doing background check of a VC before accepting their money?

How should one perform a thorough background check / due diligence of a VC or angel investor? Not everyone offering your money is going to be good for your startup, so how do you weed out the bad...


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Cash vs stock when getting acquired? What are the pros and cons of each?

What are the pros/cons of selling your startup for cash vs stock in the acquirer company?Some acquirers try to balance the price with it split between cash and stock.

asked May 30 '14 at 18:27
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Justin Holub
7 points

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Standard vesting schedule for brand new startups who haven't yet raised money?

What's the industry standard vesting schedule for new startups who are in the process of raising a seed round, but haven't have closed one?

asked May 31 '14 at 16:42
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Martin Lilly
6 points

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Should you start using Apple's new Swift programing language to build apps? Or wait until the dust settles?

Trying to replace the existing Objective-C with Swift is a bold move by Apple. On one hand, it could make developing iOS and Mac apps easier. On the other hand, it continues to create a disconnect...

asked Jun 3 '14 at 19:28
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Lori Davis
6 points

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Startup idea: offline re-targeting of consumers

Retargating is one of the highest converting advertising strategies on the web. Would a software solution that allows brick and mortar stores to do this offline be a good startup idea?I'd like to...

asked Jun 3 '14 at 21:43
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Dudley Powell
7 points

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Are employers required to tell employees what percentage of the total is their equity / options package?

If we are offering employees 10K options, are we required by law to state what percentage that is of the total option / equity pool?

asked Jun 4 '14 at 14:25
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Maria Daughtry
7 points

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What is your process of creating a new web app / startup?

Most of us have likely started several startups and have streamlined the process of creating a web/mobile app. What is your process?

asked Jun 6 '14 at 14:26
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Steven Rink
7 points

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How companies divide company shares between founders and investors?

I came here to ask about: How do companies divide their equity shares among the founders and investors? For example, consider two persons are building a company. Person1 came with the idea of an...

asked Jun 9 '14 at 07:28
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Sky Buzz
36 points

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Assets needed to provide angel investors?

Apart from a pitch deck, what assets should I have ready to send to investors on AngelList?Since all the deals on AngelList are done remotely (unless the investor is local to you and you meet them...

asked Jun 9 '14 at 14:59
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Kris Vesey
7 points

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Warning signs of a bad investor when using AngelList?

What are somethings that signal an bad fit with an investor when trying to raise money on AngelList?

asked Jun 11 '14 at 17:56
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William Blair
9 points

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Lifecycle emails for startups: what the basics you should cover?

I am building an MVP for a SaaS offering that targets social media managers. What kind of lifecycle emails should I embed in my app for customers.I already have the basic ones but I feel there is a...

asked Jun 13 '14 at 17:11
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Ashley Ansari
6 points

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What is your retention strategy to keep existing customers and minimize churn?

What works best for you in order to minimize churn and keep existing clients from choosing another solution?We currently try to survey all customers once a month and then try to fix the problems...

asked Jun 16 '14 at 22:27
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David Rodgers
7 points

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Determining valuation of a startup during a seed round?

When you just have a basic product and little traction, and seeking to raise money from investors, how is your startup valued? Are the valuation numbers for seed-stage startups completely arbitrary...

asked Jun 17 '14 at 15:29
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Ira Snyder
7 points

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Finding angel investors outside of AngelList?

What are some ways to reach angel investors outside of platforms like AngelList? How did angel deals happen before it even existed?Would it be fair to say that most deals now only happen on their...

asked Jun 17 '14 at 16:27
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Charles Wilson
9 points