Tullman is the CEO of 1871 in Chicago where digital startups get their start. He is also the General Managing Partner of two venture funds: Chicago High-Tech Investment Partners and G2T3V, LLC, which both focus on funding disruptive innovators. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy in Chicago. He is an active member of numerous city, state and civic boards and organizations and a tireless supporter and mentor to many start-ups and other businesses and individuals.
Launching a Startup in the Digital Age is a collection of Tullman’s straightforward, plain-spoken principles which are crucial to the successful funding and launching of a new start-up today in almost any technology-driven marketplace.
Author Katherine Hague explains how the venture capital industry works, and walks you through each step necessary to plan, execute, and optimize your own fundraising round. Packed full of exercises, checklists, and templates, this book guides you through the process from start to finish. It’s ideal for entrepreneurs raising later rounds of capital, as well as those just starting out.Gain an understanding of core venture capital concepts and standardsLearn how to develop and hone an investor pitchCome away with a plan to hit the fundraising trail for your companyDevelop the confidence you need to negotiate key terms in a funding dealUnderstand best practices in fundraising, and learn how to avoid the top 10 fundraising mistakes
Tools & Technology in the Digital Age is a collection of Tullman’s straightforward, plain-spoken principles which are crucial to the launching and development of a new start-up today in almost any technology-driven marketplace.
Tullman writes a regular weekly blog on The Perspiration Principles for Inc. Magazine on a variety of start-up topics. This book, however, focuses specifically on Tools & Technology in the Digital Age.
Talk Confidently with Angel Investors. Created to save you dozens of hours of research and help you avoid common pitfalls, this guide helps you build your angel investing process knowledge base, sort out key terminology, and understand the moving parts of equity fundraising.
Get Quick and Complete Answers. As the first offering in the Startup Crash Course series, this concise guide gives entrepreneurs a complete overview of the angel funding process, answering the most frequent questions entrepreneurs face as they build new companies.
Save Time and Avoid Pitfalls. If you are new to the startup funding process and need to raise angel capital, start with this book. It strips away non essentials and provides you with fundamental, easy-to-reference information so you can move on to building your venture. Concise explanations help you understand angel investor expectations and go into investment discussions prepared and knowledgeable.
Questions answered in Startup Crash Course: Angel Funding include: Is my startup really “investor ready”?How much can my startup legally raise?How much equity should I give up to investors?How much money is realistic to raise from angels?What is a pre-money valuation and how can I determine the right amount?What do terms such as dilution, convertible debt, and cap table mean?What is a term sheet, and how does it affect an investment deal?What is the difference between preferred shares and common shares?What stage does my startup need to be at to be interesting to angel investors?
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Raising Capital, designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the money-raising maze, shows how to attract financing to fund the start-up and growth phases any business moves through. It answers the most common and the most perplexing questions entrepreneurs have about financing a business: How do I put together a credible request for funds? How do I choose wisely from among the plethora of financial and strategic investors, consultants, investment bankers, and other intermediaries? How do I identify and avoid the risks associated with various sources of capital? How do I plan for the right kind, amount, and source of smart capital as the business evolves? How do I get the highest return on invested capital? How do I avoid the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make when raising capital?
This book provides real-life, pragmatic advice from entrepreneurs who have raised money from friends, family, angel investors, and banks, as well as institutional investors such as venture capitalists and private equity firms. It details the process from start to finish while spotlighting the danger spots and ways to avoid them. It will be especially useful to those who are uncomfortable making important financial decisions, and to those who are confused by all the conflicting opinions offered by advisors both well meaning and otherwise. By showing readers the financing ropes, Nour removes a major source of stress for budding entrepreneurs and moves them closer to their dream come true: a successful business."
Some people are willing to spend their lives working for someone else. Not you. You’re ready to start your own business—or grow your existing business into something bigger. You’re ready to take control of your life, your finances, your future.
Tory Johnson helps you make it happen. Based on her phenomenally successful “Spark & Hustle” workshops, Tory breaks down the basics, and helps you create a plan for success, includingExploring your motivations to profit from your passion How to nail a one-page business plan to launch your idea with clarity and confidence Finding the money to get going, perfecting your revenue and pricing Making social media (and other free tools) profitable for you Mastering sales without cringing at the thought of asking for money Detailed strategies for every aspect of your start-up and tactics to hustle for ongoing small business success
It’s easier than ever before to launch a startup. But in a world where barriers to entry are virtually nonexistent and everyone wants to be the next Facebook, competition is fierce. If you’re just beginning and lack the money and clout to make an automatic splash, how do you differentiate yourself from all the rest?
Jason Baptiste knows firsthand what it takes. After launching his first company while still in college, he cofounded his current venture, Onswipe, in his early twenties, turning it into a multimillion-dollar company in less than a year. Now, drawing on his own experience as a bootstrapping but hungry entrepreneur, as well as on examples from today’s most famous companies, he guides would-be tech moguls through every stage of the process—from testing a concept to acquiring customers to determining the best pricing model—in a cheap, practical way. Among his strategies:
• Build the product you wish you had: Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley created an early version of his product because he wanted to keep in touch with former colleagues.
• It doesn’t have to be sexy to make money: Dropbox took the world by storm by offering a great solution to a mundane problem—online storage.
• Be bold when promoting yourself: Online payment service WePay capitalized on dissatisfaction with industry leader PayPal by dumping six hundred pounds of ice in front of a developer conference.
• Attract fans to attract customers: Budget tracking site Mint.com created its initial user base by offering original and useful content about personal finance.
Baptiste shows you don’t need an MBA, a trust fund, or even experience running your own company to become a star in the tech world. The Ultralight Startup is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide that will prepare any entrepreneur to take his or her idea to the next level.
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