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  • The Truth and Untruth About VCs

    By on August 15, 2017

    Most of us think we know what venture capitalists are like. But what’s fact and what’s fiction? And what do you need to remember when pitching to them?

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  • Hacking Your Seed Round: The Fundraising Funnel

    By on August 10, 2017

    Got a startup? Here’s the first question: Do you really want to raise venture capital? And if the answer is yes, how do you go about it? If anyone can answer this question, Nathan Beckord, CEO at Foundersuite and VentureArchetypes, can. Over the past eight years, Beckord has helped 100+ clients raise over $98 million in seed capital and achieve […]

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  • Raising a Seed Round: A Founder’s View

    By on August 4, 2017

    If anyone embodies the resolve of an entrepreneur, it’s Dorrian Porter, who crowdfunded a WiFi-emitting statue of Nikola Tesla in Palo Alto and drove traffic to the project through an animated video showing what would happen if Nikola Tesla pitched a VC.

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  • Straight Talk About Venture Capital

    By on June 21, 2017

    Lots of entrepreneurs want to know if they should raise venture capital, what venture capitalists are looking for, and how to get VCs to say yes. There couldn’t be a better person to answer these questions than Ben Narasin, because he’s been on both sides of the table, as an entrepreneur and as a VC.

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    Capital and Wisdom: The Rare Combination in Investors

    By on January 3, 2016

    To an entrepreneurial business, money is oxygen. The three essentials for life may be air, water and food, but without the first, the other two are irrelevant, said Canvas Venture Fund Partner Ben Narasin at a recent Ynext Incubator bootcamp. Money is what allows your business to breathe and keep the blood flowing. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should take money […]

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  • Ynext Incubator: The 1st FinTech Incubator in Silicon Valley

    By on August 11, 2014

    Are you looking to grow your startup or build the next generation of financial apps? On July 11, 2014, VentureBeat published a story on how “Yodlee Interactive’s incubator program gives fintech startups $20K for no equity.” We’d like to share the inspiration behind our Ynext program and how you can get involved with the incubation piece. Below are insights from Christine […]

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