The Ultimate Startup Intelligence Tools List 2013

VCCAFE STARTUP INTELLIGENCE TOOLS

It used to be hard to find information about early stage startups. Team members (and their background), funding to date, metrics (not just the vanity metrics shared by management). VC Cafe collated the top startup intelligence tools for 2013. These include startup research, market size for startups, competitive analysis, startup maps 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

Leveraging your social networks for crowdfunding success [Guest post by RocketHub]

RocketHub crowdsourced funfing

Crowdfunding platforms can offer the credibility and infrastructure necessary to successfully harness the financial power of the crowd, but because crowdfunding is a new trend, many people misunderstand how to effectively leverage the tools available to them. RocketHub’s founder presents the pitfalls to avoid for crowdfunding success. Continue Reading