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How To Secure A Lead Investor

By Paula Taas, Founder Institute

You’ve created an amazing founding team, you’ve built a brilliant product that has been gaining a lot of traction, and now you’re looking to expand your company. How do you continue to build your business? By searching for a lead investor in your next funding round.

The lead investor is the

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Why Startups Face Increasing Competition In Raising Series As And Bs

By Tomasz Tunguz, Partner at Redpoint Ventures

Has it become harder to raise money? is a question I hear all the time. On one hand, the total dollars invested by VCs is relatively flat at just under $30B per year, according to the NVCA. On the other hand, the stories of difficulty raising series As and Bs have become a steady

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Sideways Startups: Donating Private Stock

Typically, Americans give cash when it comes to charitable contributions. However, for investors and founders, it may be helpful to think outside the box when it comes to giving.

Donations of private stock enable investors, founders and employees to support charitable causes and contribute to the community while receiving simultaneous benefits in the form of substantial cash savings from

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