Tag Archive: Funders & Founders

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    by Angie Chang

    Getting Your Startup Funded Online (Infographic)

    Four proven options online that can get you as much as $10 million in funding (that’s the record so far).

    By Anna Vital (Co-Founder, Vash; Founder, Funders & Founders)

    For all the hype that crowdfunding has caused, there are very few startups that have been crowfunded. Yet. The future is looking very good for crowdfunders.

    You have four proven options that can get you as much as $10 million in funding – or at least that’s the record so far.

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    by Angie Chang

    Why People Don’t Do: Doubts On The Way To Creating (Infographic)

    95% of us procrastinate. Do you?

    By Anna Vital (Co-Founder, Vash.co; Founder, Funders & Founders)

    Have you ever wondered why some people never get around to doing the idea they always talk about? Other people procrastinate for a while and then actually do what they said they wanted to do.

    Entrepreneurs are doers. So what goes on in the mind of people who turn into entrepreneurs?

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    by Angie Chang

    The Next Billion – Women Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

    Early bird tickets for the February 14 Women 2.0 conference on “The Next Billion” run out TONIGHT @ MIDNIGHT – get your ticket now!

    By Anna Vital (Co-Founder, Vash.co; Founder, Funders & Founders)

    Today, there are 380 million entrepreneurs globally. That means for every 19 people you meet – one will be an entrepreneur. What are the other 18 doing? What are they doing that makes money without them creating/inventing opportunities? One might think they all have jobs, but they don’t – only 61% of world’s population have any sort of a job.

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    by Angie Chang

    How Many Times Should You Try? (Infographic)

    This is an infographic about how many tries a person endured before succeeding.

    By Anna Vital (Co-Founder, Vash.co; Founder, Funders & Founders)

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confessed on Charlie Rose recently that it took him 60 meetings to raise $1 million when he started Amazon. 60 sounds like a lot, but how about 300? That is how many investors Pandora’s founder talked to before getting his first yes. If 300 seems like a lot, how about the 1,004 attempts to sell the KFC fried chicken recipe that Colonel Sanders made before he sold it?

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Raise Money For Your Startup (Infographic)

    Build your first web startup prototype with Wix, Weebly, WordPress, etc.

    By Anna Vital (Founder, Funders & Founders)

    Over the last three years I have seen over a thousand startups in their early stages. I witnessed many of them go from an idea to funding within several months. I have also seen some of them fundraising for years and not getting anywhere.

    When it comes to funding, there is one thing that can increase your chance of getting funded astronomically – traction. Yet, founders often struggle to get traction and hope that investor money will help them get it. This problem can be solved if you start lean, test your product and and gather meaningful feedback from your customers.

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Focus On Doing Your Startup

    “No class and no book can teach you startups. Just do the startup.”

    By Anna Vital (Founder, Funders & Founders)

    Stop checking email. You will never get an email about how to do your startup. Check once a day.

    Turn off the “noise”. Eliminate bills, neighbors, insurance, social networks, deals, restaurants, distant relatives. Unsubscribe from everything and put blockers. Information that does not help your startup is worthless.

    Hide your phone. Answer calls once a day. Use the phone when YOU need it.

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    by Angie Chang

    If You Want To Never Die, Try Augmented Reality

    To preview augmented reality apps and startups, come to Life 3.0 on May 31 in San Francisco.

    By Anna Vital (Founder, Funders & Founders)

    Augmented reality is nothing more than computer-generated data projected onto reality. No big deal. So far.

    It is popular for making annotations on real life buildings, for fitting furniture in your room, or seeing how a new hairstyle would look on you. Some newer apps also let you see what your building used to look like decades ago, thus recreating the past for you.

    There are applications of augmented reality that prevent bike accidents by showing on your GPS the cars that could run into you, all in real time. Another way you can recreate the past