Alternative Funding Sources for Startups

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Less than 1% of startups raise venture capital funding. Here are some opportunities for the rest. Feel free to comment with other resources and I’ll update the list.


One option if you

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If I Ran It: Angel Investing (Part 2)

Updating my list of companies that I find interesting and would invest in with my imaginary angel fund.

This is a continuation from the first post.


How is the portfolio doing?

Namo Media - Bought by Twitter for 50M

Tailwind - One of 7 companies using Pinterest's Business Insights

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If I Ran It: Angel Investing

I’ve been reading a lot recently about angel investing (highly recommend Brian Cohen’s new book: What Every Angel Investor Wants You To Know) and I thought I would play armchair angel and talk about companies that I think are interesting that I would probably invest in if I

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BASE High School Mentors

This year, the Bronx Academy for Software Engineering (BASE - opened up its 4 year high school. It is a sister school to the Academy For Software
Engineering (

BASE is looking for 30 male mentors to connect with the students. It is
done through

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Without Their Permission Review + Giveaway

Without Their Permission is a new book by Alexis Ohanian that explores what its like to start a company or
movement, and the power of the internet to fuel these ventures.

The central theme is of doing things without permission, finding a way
when there seems to be no natural

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/var/null: Don't Fly During Ramadan

/var/null: Don't Fly During Ramadan


A couple of weeks ago, I was scheduled to take a trip from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles on JetBlue. Every year, my family goes on a one-week pilgrimage, where we put our work on hold and spend time visiting temples, praying

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