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Me and a friend of mine started an e-commerce company several months ago and went in as 50/50 partners. At the beginning of the venture, he was motivated, driven, and making tangible strides to move our new business forward on a daily basis. I took after his lead and started matching his energy & output. Everything was going great.
Fast forward ...
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I just launched a messaging platform that allows you to practice a language while doing an activity you *already do*. Messaging your friends and family!
My mission is to make language practicing more accessible for ALL languages. Not only the most profitable ones. NAMA currently supports more than 100 languages and motivates people to ...
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I have a wife and two kids (2 and 5). I have a steady, well-paying job with great benefits. I have some savings but not enough to sustain my family for 2-3 years with minimal income and not end up in a reckless financial condition.
Am I insane to even consider founding a company? Is there any way I could do this without sacrificing my ability to ...
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Hi all,
I created some kind of "mini cocktail machine" and got some emails from people interested in buying the device.
Creating a plug and play ready version would be much more than a side project. The regulations in the EU are pretty strict and it would only make sense if I would form a real company around it. I am not really interested in ...
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Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. […]
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After months of shelter-in-place orders, widespread shutdowns and physical distancing, outdoors became the only location for safe socializing.
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Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch: Outschool, a marketplace for online after-school classes, raises $75M Series C led by Coatue and Tiger Global at a $1.3B valuation, up from $320M in Sep. 2020  —  The after-school class marketplace brings on Coatue and Tiger Global as investors  —  Outschool, a marketplace providing small-group …
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Yesterday, the very first customer on our platform(the Guinea pig) decided they'll not continue using our platform to run their business. They gave us their reasons and I noted everything down for reference as we continue improving our product.
The lessons I've drawn from that loss:1. Don't be desperate, and try to resell the product to the cus ...
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Platforms like Slack are so freaking distracting. I think if you’re running your company you need less distraction not more. Well, today’s guest created a more automated task management system and I want to find out how he did it. Max Nalsky is the founder of Pyrus, a team communication tool that helps get things done. Max Nalsky is the founder of
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My angel investor is asking for an anti dilution term. He is asking to put a cap of number of share we can issue in future rounds. They want to dilute up to 50% only on further rounds. For example, if one angel is owning 10% now, s/he only wants to dilute up to 5%.
Is it a common practice in seed round?
It’s too much risk to provide control t ...
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Today Squarespace, a well-known software-and-hosting provider for SMB websites, released its S-1 filing. The company is pursuing a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE. It will trade under the ticker symbol “SQSP.” The company’s financial results paint the picture of a rapidly-growing company that has a history of profitability. S
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Habits of Unicorn Leaders: The infographics below tells the inspiring habits of unicorn leaders. Make Decisive Decisions Take Immediate Action M.A.R.T Goals Productive Not Busy Lives Out Of Their Comfort Zone Makes Things Simple Measure & Track Their Progress Have Positive Outlook Evolves. Grows. Develops. Character. Credible. Trust Cares. Communic ...
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Introduction For our startup, agile was a must-do. We are a tech and data driver startup working as a marketplace for the moving industry. The funny thing is that nobody on our team has ever had anything to do with this industry; this means there was a lot each member had to learn and master from the start. Agile was, in my opinion, the greatest to
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Data alone doesn’t spur innovation — rather, it’s data-driven storytelling that helps uncover hidden trends, powers personalization, and streamlines processes.
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings. It was yet another busy week, but that just means we had a great time putting the show together and recording it. Hon
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The link between a brand and its customer experience Photo by Alexander Kovacs on Unsplash Stacey Epstein is a fierce competitor, relentless marketer, and a woman who flat out understands SaaS. Part of that competitive fire is what has led her to be a four-time, first-team all-conference soccer player during her collegiate years at Emory University ...
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Hi everyone! I write a newsletter called FontDiscovery. Every week I create a digestible visual guide about a new font with examples and case studies to help founders, creators, and makers step - up their branding and marketing game. This week, I covered Pacifico, a f ...
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch: Chili Piper, which makes appointment scheduling software for sales teams, raises $33M Series B led by Tiger Global, bringing its total raised to $54M  —  Chili Piper, which has a sophisticated SaaS appointment scheduling platform for sales teams, has raised a $33 million B round led by Tiger Global.
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It might be strange to hear this from a firm that just raised a $55 million equity fund, but the team at Upper90 would like to remind you that equity isn’t the only funding that’s available. Upper90 is led by CEO Billy Libby (former head of quantitative education sales at Goldman Sachs) and Chairman Jason […]
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