Blog, Fundraising, Startup Stories

The Future of Food: From Sustenance to Experience

It’s no secret that Americans love food. But the food we love today — and how we go about procuring and preparing it — has changed dramatically due to technological advances of the last few centuries. In the last century alone, we’ve seen innovations like frozen food, early kitchen appliances reducing preparation time, and microwaves making meals […]



Fundraising, Hiring & Talent, Podcast, Product & Design, Startup Stories, Traction Podcast

In a World of Startup How-Tos, What About Bucking the Trend? [Traction #37: Chad Laurans, SimpliSafe]

Chad Laurans is the CEO of SimpliSafe, a large and growing tech company located in the Boston area. Years ago, in the span of 30 days, three of Chad’s friends were robbed. The companies that should serve them well in those moments were anything but helpful, comforting, and simple to work with. That led to […]


Fundraising

How to Find and Close Angel Investors from a Standing Start

  Whether an entrepreneur is raising a smaller (pre-)seed round entirely from individuals or she has a seed-stage or larger VC firm involved in (leading) the seed syndicate, it’s somewhere between necessary and optimal to have multiple individual angel investors involved.







Fundraising

How to Avoid a Cluttered Board Room

Many folks have discussed the role and value a board of directors can bring to a startup, even very early in the company’s lifecycle. The purpose of a board is not simply to be the founders’ friend…