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There may be plenty of funding for some startups these days. But plenty of companies will tell you otherwise. VC Lab, an accelerator for venture capital firms, wants to create…

VC Lab introduces free fund formation documents to make startup investing cheaper and easier

The Founder Institute isn’t just trying to help entrepreneurs launch new startups — with its new VC Lab, the accelerator says it’s also hoping to fuel the launch of 1,000…

The Founder Institute’s VC Lab is a free training program for budding venture capitalists

You’ve probably heard of Glassdoor, which exists to allow employees to rate companies anonymously. Now a U.K. entrepreneur has decided to address the thorny issue of rating venture capitalists. Landscape,…

Landscape site launches with the aim of becoming the ‘Glassdoor for VC’

Savedroid, a German company that purportedly raised $50 million in ICO and direct funding, has exited with a bang. The site is currently displaying the above image and the founder…

Another day, another $50 million ICO exit scam

Starting a company has never been easy. Not having to worry about market research and resources can be the difference between getting off the ground and moving back in with…

The Startup Accelerator Trend Is Finally Slowing Down

Adeo Ressi, founder of the Founder Institute startup incubator, recently told me that FI has hit a big milestone — more than 1,000 (1,003 at the time of our conversation)…

Founder Institute Says It Has Graduated More Than 1,000 Companies

Last week, a young startup called Realty Mogul took home top honors at “Founder Showcase,” a Silicon Valley pitch competition and networking event hosted by TheFunded.com, in which eight early-stage…

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Realty Mogul Is Gaining Steam, As It Wins Another Pitch Competition

Talk to 500 Startups’ Dave McClure about what’s important for his seed fund and accelerator going forward and, it’s not just about finding and supporting whiz-bang entrepreneurs, it’s supporting entrepreneurial…

Founder Institute Quietly Expands Into The Middle East, With Focus On Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

There has been no shortage of controversy and criticism around the convertible note, a popular investing vehicle that’s used by seed stage and angel investors. As a refresher, a convertible…

Convertible Equity, A Better Alternative To Convertible Debt?

Startups: Give Us Your Best One-Sentence Pitch

8:35 am PST • December 30, 2011

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…

Startups: Give Us Your Best One-Sentence Pitch

Last week, Erick wrote about the dramatic increase in startups and early-stage businesses we’ve been seeing over the last few years, likening the phenomenon to the Cambrian Explosion. In these…

With 415 Graduates, Founder Institute Claims To Be Largest Startup Incubator

Last night, over 500 people gathered in San Francisco for the eighth Founder Showcase, a quarterly startup pitch event that brings together technology CEOs, investors, and early-stage startups for a…

Affordable Car Loans: A Look At The Winner(s) Of The Founder Showcase Pitch Competition

Alright Europe, listen up: you have 1 week left to apply to the Founder Institute’s Spring programs in Berlin, Brussels and Paris. Applications for the 17-week startup mentoring program are…

To counteract the egregiously uneven ratio of female startup founders to male (11% to 89% at last count) the Founder Institute, a co-op accelerator and entrepreneur training program, is announcing…

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…

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…

Earlier this week was the first European edition of the Founder Conference, the conference put on by Adeo Ressi’s Founder Institute. And just as the Founder Institute made its European…

It was just over a year ago that Adeo Ressi launched the Founder Institute, a very early stage startup incubator. Since then they’ve expanded the program well beyond Silicon Valley.…

On the heels of announcing the graduation of 25 companies from Adeo Ressi’s Founder Institute East Coast outposts, the startup incubator is launching in another East Coast hub: Boston. Announced…

The inaugural East Coast semesters of Adeo Ressi’s startup incubator Founder Institute have graduated 25 new companies from the New York and Washington DC classes. Announced in March 2009, the…

The Founder Institute has just added 5 additional mentors and extended the deadline for their Paris program, which we covered in a previous post. While the Founder Institute claims to…

Adeo Ressi’s Founder Institute San Diego outpost has graduated 12 startups in its inaugural program. Announced in March 2009, the Founder Institute offers entrepreneurs and very early stage startups an…

Adeo Ressi’s Founder Institute is going international. This Spring, the startup mentorship program will be expanding to Singapore, Paris, Los Angeles, and Denver, meaning that the Founder Institute is now…

Monstrous Company is today announcing that it has raised a $400,000 round of angel funding to compete in the mobile gaming space. And alongside the announcement, the 2009 Founder Institute…

More expansion news from Adeo Ressi’s Founder Institute. The startup incubator is steadily expanding. It recently opened up an outpost in Seattle, and now is expanding to New York. “New…

Founder Institute Expands To Seattle

12:01 am PDT • October 27, 2009

Adeo Ressi’s Founder Institute is steadily expanding, with a new outpost opening up in Seattle. The startup incubator, which just completed its first successful “semester” in Silicon Valley, recently announced…

Adeo Ressi’s Founder Institute, which just completed its first successful “semester” in Silicon Valley, is expanding to new cities. First up are Washington DC and San Diego, California. The program…