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  • Happy New Year! Here Are Some Great One-Sentence Startup Pitches

    Happy New Year! Here Are Some Great One-Sentence Startup Pitches

    You amaze me. When I asked you for the best one-sentence pitch you could come up with for your startup, I was expecting 20, perhaps 30 comments and a handful of emails. Instead, we received hundreds (670+ to be more precise) submissions, and I appreciated the lively discussions from the community at large – thanks to everyone who jumped in. Read More

  • Startups: Give Us Your Best One-Sentence Pitch

    Startups: Give Us Your Best One-Sentence Pitch

    If you had to describe your company’s mission in a single sentence, what would your pitch read or sound like? One good way to summarize what you do and boil it down to one clear sentence, in my opinion, is following the advice of Founder Institute founder Adeo Ressi (see above). This is how it’s done: “my company, _(insert name of company)_, is developing _(a defined… Read More

  • Don’t Launch A Company, Launch A Fund (Or The Series A Will Die)

    Don’t Launch A Company, Launch A Fund (Or The Series A Will Die)

    Editor’s note: This guest post is authored by Adeo Ressi, who is the founder of The Founder Institute and TheFunded.com. You can follow him on Twitter here. Every investor and entrepreneur knows there is something scary about the current startup economy. There is an enormous amount of angel capital available, while at the same time there is a small amount of Series A and a large and… Read More

  • Is There A Peak Age for Entrepreneurship?

    Is There A Peak Age for Entrepreneurship?

    Editor’s note: Adeo Ressi, is the founder of┬áThe Founder Institute and TheFunded.com In this guest post he argues against ageism when it comes to to entrepreneurs. Ressi is 39. The recent articles proclaiming that 25 is the peak age for entrepreneurship deserve a considered and factual response. The demographic and racial profiling that has plagued venture capital and tech… Read More

  • Founder Institute on a Roll– Amsterdam Is Now Open Too

    Adeo Ressi of the Founder Institute was blown away by the comments and response he got from our post last week reporting the incubator’s new offices in South America and intention to keep expanding globally. Readers were invited to make the case for their city in the comments and more than 40 locations caught his attention. The post even wound up expediting the opening of a new… Read More

  • Founder Institute Expands to South America, Should Your Country Be Next?

    Adeo Ressi’s incubator the Founder Institute is expanding to its fourth continent, South America, with new local chapters opening in Bogata, Colombia in April and Santiago, Chile in September. Closer to home, the Founder Institute is also opening a new chapter in San Francisco, due to increasing Bay Area demand. This will allow the incubator to run four semesters a year in Silicon… Read More

  • Mad Libs For Pitches: How To Perfect The One Sentence Pitch

    Mad Libs For Pitches: How To Perfect The One Sentence Pitch

    You’re the founder of a fledgling startup locked in a room with angel investor Ron Conway for exactly 30 seconds, what do you say? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you fumble for the words to succinctly describe your startup in a sentence or two. That seems simple enough, what could go wrong in under a minute? According to the Founder Institute’s Adeo Ressi: a lot. When… Read More

  • Founder Institute: How To Launch In 10 Steps With Less Than $2,000

    For any entrepreneur, the challenge of taking an idea to launch can be a daunting and expensive journey. Fortunately, Adeo Ressi, founder of TheFunded and startup accelerator, Founder Institute, has a ten step plan. While there is no foolproof recipe for every launch, Ressi says his template will help any tech entrepreneur get a business off the ground for less than $2,000. The program… Read More

  • The Funded's Adeo Ressi: VCs Are Living On Borrowed Time

    The Funded’s Adeo Ressi’s prediction that 2010 will be the year of the angel investor, seems to be coming true. In the second quarter, venture capitalists invested $6.5 billion, an impressive 34% increase from the prior quarter. Not so impressive? The amount of money they pulled in. According to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association, venture capital funds… Read More

  • A Scary Line Has Been Crossed For VCs

    At a recent presentation at Harvard Business School, Adeo Ressi argued that the VC model is broken. That is nothing new for Ressi, who is the founder of the VC-rating site theFunded. He is kind of like the Nick Denton of the VC world, always saying that the sky is falling. It’s just that at this moment he happens to be right. The slides from his presentation are embedded below, but… Read More