10 Tips for a Successful Seed Round

You came up with an idea. Started a business. Built an MVP and attracted users to the platform. You now need funds to scale. It’s time for your seed round. The success of your seed round will determine the success of the business. Follow these tips, to make sure you get it right the first time.

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Startup Investing Guide

We have seen massive growth within the crowdfunding industry over the past 5 years. In 2010, the crowdfunding market was relatively small comprised mainly of early adopters. Fast forward to 2015 where projections show the crowdfunding industry to be an estimated $34 billion.

Crowdfunder is at the forefront of this burgeoning industry where over 100,000 entrepreneurs and investors connect to fund startups. As startup investing continues to move from boardrooms to the online platforms, accredited investors will continue to leverage this to gain access to trending startups to invest in.

In this post, you’ll learn the most important things to consider when investing in startups on Crowdfunder. This includes following the lead investor as this means the Deal terms are set and it also provides social proof that they’ve done their diligence. We will also cover how to evaluate the management team as well as what metrics to look for that will point to success down the line. Lastly, we will look into industry trends and startups Deal terms.

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Trending Startup: Hang w/

Trending Startup: Hang w/

Hang w/ is a live streaming mobile platform with celebrity endorsers and millions of users. They are currently backed by 50 Cent, Timbaland, Elton Brand, and “Larry the Cable Guy.”

“I believe we are entering a golden age in technology. Creative minds are harnessing what’s possible to take human relationships to the next level. Hang w/ weaves together some of the most powerful technological elements – including mobility, social media and live streaming – into one platform.” – Jared Leto, Advisor

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LiveAnswer Wins Crowdfunder Prize at Tech.Co Startup of the Year Competition

LiveAnswer, the next evolution of customer communication, recently placed 3rd out of a  thousand companies across the United States competing to become Tech.Co’s CELEBRATE 2015 Startup of the Year. As a Celebrate 2015 finalist, the Miami-based startup qualified for the opportunity to choose one of the grand prizes offered by leading companies – a total combined value of $250,000.

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PingTank Raises $450,000 Through Crowdfunder

PingTank recently raised $450,000 from 4 investors through Crowdfunder. PingTank is a social media platform that enables users to add 2D/3D overlays to their images. We we’re able to catch up with Lars Halvor Jenson, COO of PingTank, to hear about their success on Crowdfunder. Here’s what he had to say.

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Success Story: Bitvore Raises Over $1,000,000 To Scale Sales + Marketing Efforts

Bitvore recently raised over $1,000,000 from 10 investors through Crowdfunder.

Bitvore collects vast amounts of data from the Internet and turns it into clean, organized intelligence that’s ready for use.

We we’re able to catch up with Jeff Currie, CEO of Bitvore, to hear about their success on Crowdfunder. Here’s what he had to say.

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Trending Startup: Invest in Mine Shaft Brewing a Top 50 Craft Brewer

Trending Startup: Mine Shaft Brewing

Company Overview

Invest alongside the folks that helped Sam Adams / Boston Beer get off the ground. The company creates an 8% annual interest rate on investment in addition to equity.

Mine Shaft Brewing Perks

Invest in Mine Shaft Brewing to get access to once in a lifetime experiences such as a trip to the masters and an opportunity to visit the clubhouse at MLB stadiums.

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Trending Startup: AxCent Tuning Systems

View Trending Startup: AxCent Tuning Systems

Company Overview

AxCent Tuning Systems is the new digital self-tuning system endorsed by guitar legends alike. It was started to design and develop forward thinking accessories for the music industry. With these breakthrough technologies, guitarists spend more time playing their instruments and less time tuning them. AxCent Tuning has launched the STI, STII and STIII tuning systems as well as a self correcting tremolo that will revolutionize the way guitar players everywhere enjoy their instruments.

“When I read that Jimmy Page was playing a guitar that not only tuned itself but could change to a different tuning immediately, I just had to have one.”

– Peter Frampton, Rock Legend and Advisor to AxCent Tuning

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Trending Startup: Invest in Singularity University Fund for as Little as $5,000

Trending Startup: SU Labs Seed Fund

Singularity University Accelerator

The SU Labs Startup Accelerator is designed from the ground up for startups developing exponential technologies such as synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, robotics or nanotech, to address humanity’s grand challenges: education, energy, environment, food, health, poverty, security, space and water.

“Singularity University, where the world’s brightest minds convene to attack the world’s toughest challenges.” – Bloomberg TV

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