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Get Funded: The Fundraise Tracking Tool

We’ve talked with a lot of founders who have raised money, and we continue to hear the same things: Fundraising is a difficult and time-consuming process, one that is often…

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Get Funded: The Fundraise Tracking Tool

We’ve talked with a lot of founders who have raised money, and we continue to hear the same things: Fundraising is a difficult and time-consuming process, one that is often…

Has Startup Capital Really Become Harder to Get?

When it comes to raising capital in 2018, the data seems to speak for itself: more venture money is going to fewer startups. According to the Wall Street Journal, the…

The Top Founder Forward Articles Shared in 2018

In 2018, we’ve sent nearly 50 Founders Forward Newsletter with over 425 third party articles. We include our favorite content for attracting and engaging investors, hiring great talent, company culture,…

5 Questions to Answer Before Your First Meeting With an Investor

“How should I prepare for an investor pitch?” This is a question we hear a lot, both from first-time entrepreneurs and from founders who have raised before. There is no…

The Friday Note Challenge

If you are a CEO or other company leader, I have a challenge for you: spend the next 8 weeks writing Friday notes to your team. You don’t have to…

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Series A Funding — What Investors Are Saying in 2018

2018 is shaping up to be a record-setting year for venture capital. Through the first 3 quarters there has been $84B of venture capital invested, and estimates suggest that number…

The Investor Due Diligence Checklist: How to Treat New VCs Like Business Partners

You can look at adding an investor to your company in one of two ways; simply a source of capital, or a partner to help you grow your business. As…

5 Key Takeaways from 3Q Venture Capital Investing Reports

A guest post written by Brock Benefiel. Brock is a digital marketing consultant, tech writer, and author of the upcoming book Flyover Startups.  Third quarter venture capital investing showed the remarkable shifts…

How We Used Product Qualified Leads to Get Started with Product-Led Growth

Why Product-Led Growth? According to OpenView Labs, Product-Led Growth is “a go-to-market strategy where the product is central to how these companies acquire, convert, expand and retain users. This allows…

Ready to Embrace Transparency? Keep These 3 Things in Mind 

Much has been written about the benefits of organizational transparency, but some startup founders are still slow to adopt it in their businesses. It is awfully hard for an employee,…