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How to Objectively Measure the "Fundability" of Your Startup

This is going to be BIG.

Below, I’ve listed a bunch of attributes a startup might have and how they push the decision-making needle one way or the other. doesn’t really buy you many points with an investor—but coming off like a startup n00b really tanks your chances. If I’m known to invest in mobility startups, I review a ton of different business models.

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3 Real-World Startup Lessons from Harvard Business School Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

We reconnected in 2016 and began angel investing in startups in New York City.  When we decided to invest in a startup, it was because we saw a unique combination of a strong idea with a solid team. For the HBS founders we interviewed, there was no “lightbulb moment” for their startup idea. It is a process.


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Startup Fundraising that Meets Investor Expectations

American Entrepreneurship

But how does an entrepreneur know if their startup is funding-worthy and meets investor expectations? That includes angel investors, venture capitalists, and institutional funders associated with various stages of a startup’s growth. Each investor type has a distinct set of criteria for assessing a startup’s business model.

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Startup Vital Signs: The Case for Prioritizing Founder Wellness


In the process of finding, funding, and supporting startups that will transform their markets, investors can get caught up in KPIs, ROI, and other three-letter success indicators. The Startup Struggle is Real — and Shouldn’t Be Silently Endured The founder’s journey can be a lonely one. Founders are not machines. I’d argue not enough.

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The Startup Funding Gap

This resource discusses the gap between early funding from friends/family and the more substantial rounds from angel groups and VCs. Why does this gap exist and what can be done about it?

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Startups Galore

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

.” And yet the thing that makes me think this could be the new normal and not the late stages of a bubble is the dramatic increase in the number of people who are choosing to work in or form new startups. It has never been easier to start a company, build a team, and build a product. And many people are choosing to do just that.

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14 Methods for Ensuring Accountability Within Startup Teams

Startup Blogpost

14 Methods for Ensuring Accountability Within Startup Teams Accountability is a cornerstone of startup success, and we’ve gathered insights from CEOs and Founders to learn how they maintain it within their teams. The best way to ensure this accountability is by creating a culture of trust and reliability among employees.

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State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

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Your Fractional Finance and Accounting Team

With our comprehensive bookkeeping and precise accounting expertise with decades of experience across diverse financial roles, our team offers tailor-made services ranging from essential bookkeeping to strategic fractional CFO support, catered specifically to the unique challenges of technology companies, startups, and SMEs.

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Hit your number with 100 Pipeline Plays. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets. Close more deals with these winning plays!

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Every startup and innovation project exists within an ecosystem that either helps or hurts that project. As innovation managers, we need to keep a pulse of that ecosystem and make sure we're helping those innovation projects we're managing every step of the way.