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Marshall Auerback and Rob Parenteau: The Myth of Greek Profligacy & the Faith Based Economics of the ‘Troika’ By Marshall Auerback, a portfolio strategist and hedge fund manager, and Rob Parenteau, CFA, sole proprietor of MacroStrategy Edge and a research associate of The Levy Economics Institute Historically, Greeks have been very good at constructing myths. The rest of the world? Not so great, if the current burst of commentary on the country is anything to go by. Reading the press, one gets the impression of a bunch of lazy Mediterranean scroungers, enjoying one of the highest standards of living in Europe while making the frugal Germans pick up the tab. This is a nonsensical propaganda.

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Model Legal Documents - NVCA Annually, the venture industry closes several thousand financing rounds, each consuming considerable time and effort on the part of investors, management teams and attorneys. Conservatively, the industry spends some $200 million in direct legal fees annually to close private financing rounds. In an all-too-typical situation, the attorneys start with documents from a recent financing, iterate back and forth to get the documents to conform to their joint perspective on appropriate language (reflecting the specifics of the deal and general industry best practices), and all parties review numerous black-lined revisions, hoping to avoid missing important issues as the documents slowly progress to their final form. In other words, the venture industry goes through an expensive and inefficient process of “re-inventing the flat tire” on a daily basis. The model documents aim to:

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Here‘s How Entrepreneurs Go From $0 To $5M in Funding - The Art of Startup FundraisingThe Art of Startup Fundraising During the writing of my book, The Art of Startup Fundraising, I tried to distill all of my learnings during my years connecting startups with capital. However, I thought it would be interesting to put together a quick roadmap with what it takes to go from nothing to a substantial amount of funding. Nowadays $5M in funding could either be considered a Seed round or a Series A round of financing. Probably more closer to Seed if you take into account that top tier Venture Capital firms like Accel or Sequoia are investing $10M tickets and up on Series A‘s.

50 Websites Like Crunchbase VentureBeat | Tech. People. Money. Similarity: Cutting Up the Founder’s Pie The Founders’ Pie Calculator By Frank Demmler Several weeks ago, we took a look at the founders’ pie. I noted that frequently the founding team divides 100% by the number of founders. I also cautioned that this is the WRONG WAY! I then went on to identify the factors that should be considered when making these decisions.

Home-SV1 - Cyfe Startup Track number of new sign ups, app downloads, subscriptions, and other related KPIs in real-time. Social Media Monitor brand mentions, track number of Twitter followers over time, view Facebook demographics, and more. Angel Funds, Market Research, and Startup Assistance The Patent Search is a focused market research exercise that is also done primarily for an inventor/entrepreneur that has a product idea and wants to determine if it has been patented. Unlike the Competitive Analysis which focuses on the marketplace, this search focuses on the U.S. patent database (issued patents and visible filed applications), to identify the 6-8 patents that closely match the client’s idea in functionality and/or design. This Patent Search often has two parts: a report identifying and detailing similar patentsa patent-ability opinion – which includes having a patent attorney review the product disclosure, the search results, and then issue an opinion.

US Venture Capital Firms For Tech Startups The VC market in the United States is perhaps more accessible for startups now than at any point in history. Due in part to the rise of tech startup incubators and angel investor networks, venture capitalists are spread all across the spectrum, working intently with early-stage companies to provide seed funding and injecting capital into established companies planning to go public. At Walker Sands, we’ve worked with many of the portfolio companies listed here to formally announce rounds of funding or help them tell the stories that inevitably follow. Accel Partners | Palo Alto, CA Early Stage/Mid Stage Focus: Technology Total Capital: $8.8 billion Notable Investments: Facebook, Groupon, Dropbox, Spotify, Rovio, Etsy, Baidu

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