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Tara Hunt has been very public about the struggles that come along with being an entrepreneur – she’s trying to dispel the myth that startups are easy one blog post and presentation at a time. She often talks about her struggles with her company’s brand (it used to be called Shwowp), the difficulti Read More
After you’ve gone through the several steps to get in front of an investor it’s crucial not to make a mistake, yet many investors can list off mistakes they see on a daily basis. Here five investors talk about the common mistakes entrepreneurs make when pitching their business. Read More
Choosing a co-founder is often compared to choosing the right person to marry. In Julia Hartz’s case, both people were the same. She started online event company Eventbrite with her husband Kevin Hartz in 2006, and they still work together today. Read More
Undoubtedly the biggest question people have to answer is how much money they need to raise. While every investor advises differently on the topic, one thing is always true: there’s no magic number or formula that you can follow. We asked five of our expert investors “How much money should I raise? Read More
When it comes to startups, timing is everything. You don’t want to be too early to market, or too late to the game. Meetup co-founder Matt Meeker knows the consequence of bad timing better than anyone – he started his company right after the tech bubble burst in early 2000. “We started in early 200 Read More
Regardless of where you are in your career, attending events is always beneficial. It provides an opportunity to network, and allows you to learn from your industry’s biggest names. But if you’re looking to take it to the next level and go from event attendee to guest speaker here are a few tips. Read More
Sprouter Weekly is a free newsletter for entrepreneurs around the world highlighting founders, hot startups, content & events. Read about how Rick Perreault is helping business optimize their landing pages; discover new startups including analytics tool Mixpanel; and read the best startups content Read More
No one likes to be woken up by a blaring alarm clock – it’s always an unwelcome sound, regardless of how many hours of sleep you got the night before. A new company is trying to make waking up less painful, both for you and whoever shares your bed. LARK, a startup that made its debut on the TechCru Read More
At one time or another, startups are invariably asked how they are different from “company xyz”.
Many founders stumble in their answer. With most industries, there are a variety of competitors, most of which aren’t direct competitors but share similar features. Read More
For some startups traction with users comes first, and a solid business model follows. But entrepreneur Joe Stump says the biggest mistake made by investors is telling entrepreneurs that they can wait to “turn on” revenue. “Revenue isn’t a light switch. You have to practice making money,” he says. Read More

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