seed funding

  • Raise Your Seed Round By Treating Investors As Team Members Crunch Network

    Raise Your Seed Round By Treating Investors As Team Members

    The psychology of seed-stage investing is complex. As the one raising money, it’s easy to fall into the trap of treating the process like a transaction. But at the seed stage, neither investors nor the startups can make accurate predictions on numbers alone. Investors look for other data points to evaluate the opportunity, such as the strength of the team and who else has already… Read More

  • What If The Angels Go Back To Heaven? Crunch Network

    What If The Angels Go Back To Heaven?

    “The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.” That’s how Ralph Waldo Emerson described his distrust of a certain type of “private adventurer.” I think of that whenever I hear that angel investors will do more and bigger deals next year than they did last year — not because I don’t believe it, but precisely because I do. It… Read More

  • After Funding, Watch Burn Rates And Beware The Tyranny Of Incrementalism Crunch Network

    After Funding, Watch Burn Rates And Beware The Tyranny Of Incrementalism

    Every dollar the founders take out of the company sets the tone for the entire business going forward. Every dollar spent is a dollar of dilution, as it costs equity. Every unnecessary dollar spent on the founders sets the tone that cash should be more important than equity to everyone involved in the business. Read More

  • France’s Orange Launches Digital Ventures, A $23M Fund For Early Stage Investments

    France’s Orange Launches Digital Ventures, A $23M Fund For Early Stage Investments

    Orange, the big French carrier with 240 million customers formerly known as France Telecom, is today unveiling its latest bid to get closer to little startups, and appear a little cooler in the process. Or, as some might think of it, Orange wants to be the new black. It has unveiled a new fund called Digital Ventures, with the aim of finding, strategically funding and then working with… Read More

  • The Seed Bubble Has Popped

    The Seed Bubble Has Popped

    New data published today by Mattermark CEO and co-founder Danielle Morrill concerning the venture capital industry paints a relatively stiff picture: Seed rounds are taking it on the chin. More precisely, according to Mattermark, the number of seed rounds in 2014 fell compared to 2013, and the trend is accelerating. Read More

  • HAXLR8R Increases Seed Funding For Its Next Round Of Startups

    HAXLR8R Increases Seed Funding For Its Next Round Of Startups

    Hardware accelerator HAXLR8R announced yesterday that it plans to offer companies in its next batch and beyond further options when considering taking seed funding and joining its program Read More

  • MxHero Grabs $500K To Close Seed Round

    MxHero Grabs $500K To Close Seed Round

    Email has always been a poor file manager and startup MxHero wants to change the way we manage email attachments. To that end, it announced it closed its seed round today with a $500K contribution. Funders include lead investor White Star Capital along with contributors GW Holdings, Esther Dyson, Ari Kushner, Actinic Ventures and a strategic Miami-based investor group they chose not to… Read More

  • Voyat Launches With $1.8M In Seed Funding For Social CRM Tool Aimed At Hotels

    Voyat Launches With $1.8M In Seed Funding For Social CRM Tool Aimed At Hotels

    Voyat, a social CRM tool aimed at the hotel industry, came out of stealth today and announced $1.8M in seed funding from Metamorphic Ventures, Eniac Ventures, BoxGroup and several angel investors, including Brett Crosby, who was co-founder of Google Analytics. Metamorpic Ventures is led by David Hirsch, who worked out of Google’s New York office for 8 years. These Google connections… Read More

  • Move Loot Raises A $2.8M Seed Round To Expand Its Online Furniture Consignment Store

    Move Loot Raises A $2.8M Seed Round To Expand Its Online Furniture Consignment Store

    When you think of e-commerce ventures, chances are few of the ones that come to mind deal with furniture. After all, shipping huge crates full of beds around isn’t exactly something that lends itself to a lean startup business given the logistics involved. Move Loot, a Y Combinator alum from the last Winter batch, however, is doing exactly that with its online furniture consignment store. Read More