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From Accelerators to Venture Capital: What is best for your startup?

With startup growth up 61% since 2014 and more investment programs emerging, it can be overwhelming for founders to know just where to jump in. As the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, MassChallenge has helped 835 startup companies around the world, who have raised over $1.1 billion in funding and created over 6,500 jobs. We have seen startups at

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What exactly is an API team?

I believe this question is conflating two completely separate concepts:

An API is an Application Programming Interface, a set of computer instructions that allow different programs or systems to communicate with each other. That’s how Quora can post your answers to Twitter, or allow you to log in to Quora with your LinkedIn account.

An API Team is simply the group of people (typically

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What? Avoiding Undue Diligence? Seriously?

I suspect this is one of those provocative posts that gets misquoted, misaligned and misunderstood, and definitely not to be taken at face value. Still, read  Avoiding Undue Diligence: My Strange Approach To Angel Investing, in which Dharmesh Shah argues against due diligence in angel investment.