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 […]
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 […]
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.
A couple weeks ago, my partner Rob penned a blog post about the “shape of traction” which really resonated with a number of folks.
When thinking about how much seed capital to raise, we need a more sophisticated lens than just the old rule of thumb of “18 months of runway.”
Recently, I shared a two-part essay on the atomization of seed venture capital rounds.
Today we’re thrilled to re-launch our most popular resource ever: board deck templates for seed-stage startups.