Startups Questions


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Different stages of funding for a new startup?

What are the different stages that a seed-stage startup goes through while getting funded? i.e. things like: Connect with junior associates at VCs Pitch to VC partner Pitch to all partners at the...


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Bizspark application rejected

Hello, we're a startup SAAS company looking to get enrolled on Bizspark and keep getting rejected. Our product hasn't yet launched but we're getting close to go live and wanted to get enrolled...

asked Nov 10 '16 at 13:11
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Sam Lad
6 points

3 Votes
2 Answers
1.87K Views
Pre-launch pages: what should you have on them?

What makes some pre-launch sites great? There is a lot of talk about beginning to market your site well before launch. How does one do that on a "coming soon" page?Most of the pages I've seen just...

asked Jun 10 '14 at 12:44
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Michael Strunk
19 points

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4 Answers
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Should you care about branding when first launching a startup?

Is it worth worrying about branding principles (name, logo, slogan, etc) when launching your app? Or should that come afterwards once you get some customers?One issue is that renaming a company...

asked May 21 '15 at 10:13
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Brian Flores
7 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
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Startup roleplay: you are given $20K to start a business. What business would you start and how would you use the money?

I thought it would be fun to bounce ideas off other entrepreneurs here by creating a roleplaying game.You are given a $20,000 loan, interest free from friends and family.What business would you...

asked May 20 '15 at 17:57
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Janie Parrish
14 points

3 Votes
1 Answers
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Persuading software engineers to join a new startup?

I'm a non-technical founder who has been able to get by with outsourced consultants on ODesk for a while.But now that revenues are growing, I want to hire one or two PHP coders onsite. I've posted...

asked Jun 9 '14 at 18:10
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Sonya Dave
19 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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920 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
1 Answers
440 Views
Intro video vs just having an illustration with text?

Which is better for explaining your product on the homepage? There is a trend of having videos above the fold on the homepage that explains your startup.Maybe I'm biased by my own usage patterns,...

asked Jun 11 '14 at 18:40
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Timothy Lund
12 points

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How can a payment startup without VC backing gain initial users?

One of the reasons Stripe was able to get it's initial customers was that it was funded by YCombinator and other VCs. How does a startup in the same space get initial traction without first raising...

asked Jun 13 '14 at 16:11
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Alvera Vasquez
2 points

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538 Views
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

3 Votes
1 Answers
523 Views
Raised $500K from angel investors: if startup doesn't work, can we start a new company with those funds?

I guess the common term for this in the valley would be to pivot.If we raised money from angel investors, and it turned out the startup isn't going to succeed, could we pivot the company to a...

asked Jun 15 '14 at 19:13
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Kent Campbell
17 points

4 Votes
1 Answers
938 Views
What's the worst failure you had in business and what did you learn from it?

What's the biggest failure you had while building a startup and what was the take away?

asked Jun 16 '14 at 21:25
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Verdell Smith
22 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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Naming an online bookkeeping service startup in Australia?

We would love feedback from the community on which of the following company names is the best to choose for our startup.As background, we have ran a couple of naming contests and have gone through...

asked Jun 18 '14 at 09:43
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garyjames
6 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
835 Views
Starting a business with a co-founder without a corporation?

Could you start a company with a co-founder, and have generic agreements in place, all without registering a corporation?We're bootstrapping our first startup and don't want to spend both money and...

asked Jun 18 '14 at 20:12
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Marion Woodward
9 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
596 Views
Is there a market for providing an API to UPC barcode data?

I have a huge database of UPC barcodes and their corresponding products (name, photo of the product, some specs).Do you think there might be a market to provide a paid API access to this data?

asked Jun 30 '14 at 14:26
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Michael Hall
14 points

4 Votes
1 Answers
864 Views
I want to start angel investing with revenue I'm generating from my business: how do I find good startups to invest in?

I have a B2B application that is starting to generate a good amount of profit. Since I don't have any investors and reinvesting as much as I can already to grow my business, I want to start...

asked Jul 9 '14 at 14:56
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Joy Joy
24 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
691 Views
Startups and anxiety: how do solo founders motivate themselves when things don't go according to plan?

Almost no one gets to realize their metrics of success when they launch their startup. It's a long, arduous journey which no one anticipates until they launch their product, only to find that...


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Why do startups choose open office space layouts even though studies show private offices result in higher productivity and employee satisfaction?

There is study after study showing that software engineers are far more productive and happy in private office spaces vs an open layout.Yet most funded startups still do with large open layouts. Is...

asked Jul 11 '14 at 13:55
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Jamie Wilkins
4 points