When it comes to funding a business, there are several options that you can choose from, but two of the most common are to bootstrap or to find venture capital (VC). The two are very different approaches and can often be used in conjunction with one another to take a startup from one stage to the next. Learn the difference between these, and hear from a founder making that choice for his own startup.
In the first of the AWS SaaS Factory Startup series, we sat down with Phil Boyer of Crosslink Capital to chat about enabling success for early stage startups.
There are different ways of securing early startup cash, aside from personal bank loans or begging family and friends. One option is grant funding. Whilst there are caveats of relying upon this approach, the cash comes with no equity dilution and can offer a pre-revenue lifeline. Here is what Settld has learnt from going through the process so far.
Some of the best companies have been built during the toughest times. Now is that time, and Southeast Asia may be the place.
Successful startups design for rapid growth, which requires agility from the get-go across all parts of the organization, including purchasing. The way you buy for your startup can help your company respond faster to changing market conditions, whether they are caused by an influx of funding, a surge in demand for your product, or the uncertainty of a global pandemic.
And other questions you better answer (correctly) when they come from Seedcamp co-founder and Managing Partner Reshma Sohoni.
Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, takes a global view when investing in people and their ideas. Not surprisingly, to hear Clifford tell it, there is practically no place on earth where startups and their investors are conducting business as usual. So, what should founders anticipate as they look to raise their next round, and whom should they place their trust in as they navigate the months ahead?
Serial startup founder, angel investor, and college dropout George Burgess founded exam prep startup Gojimo when he was an undergraduate student at Stanford. Burgess was seemingly living the founder dream, but as his dorm-room startup found an audience Burgess found it was too hard to juggle both school and building his company. So, he left Stanford, and that is where his entrepreneurial education really began.
Restlessness, resourcefulness, and an ambition to take on the world. This is how angel investor Richard Fearn picks founders from the crowd.
Chris Adelsbach, one of the busiest angels in the U.K., walks us through the noise and the opportunity in the fintech market.