FFF and 31 Crowdfunding Platforms To Raise Money for Your Startup

Crowdfunding platforms in the UK 2013

Crowdfunding is rapidly growing in the UK and elsewhere. No longer restricted to Friends Family and Fools, founders can Continue Reading

Fundraising Recommendations for Startups (Part I)

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I’ve been contacted by several members the VC Cafe Network on LinkedIn who are asking for assistance in fundraising for a web startup or a mobile app. I’m writing today to share my recommendations with all who have enquired, and with the broader group of VC Cafe readers. Continue Reading

Developer Funding – How to Build Your Team and Raise Money (Google I/O Panel)

The VC Panel at Google I/O

This morning, I attended the VC session titled “From Weekend Hack to Funded Startup – How to Build Your Team and Raise Money”, with Naval Ravikant (founder of AngelList, ePinions, VentureHacks), Rich Miner (Partner at Google Ventures and co-founder of Android) and Kevin Rose (founder of Digg, Milk, Pownce and Partner at Google Ventures), moderated by Don Dodge. Below are the highlights from the session, including some great questions from the audience. Continue Reading

10 Tips for Startups Raising Money from Angels

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This summer, I had the pleasure to be a mentor at the Entrepreneurship Summer School, an elective at London Business School (my alma mater) where students are tasked with testing whether their startup ideas can turn into a fundable business over the course of three months. Check out the tips for raising funding from angels after the jump. Continue Reading

Series Seed Documents for Early Stage Startups – V2

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Back in March, Andreessen Horowitz and Fenwick & West, LLP published a series of documents that would help structure early stage investments in startups. The documents have since been used in many deals already according to the site, SeriesSeed. Continue Reading

10 Tips for Making your Startup More Attractive for Investors [Presentation]

How to make your company attractive for investors

How to make your startup attractive for investors? Raising money can be time consuming and proper preparation can save you time and money. Here are 10 tips to consider before you pitch to raise funding, originally presented at Launch48 in London. Continue Reading