Hacker Noon Adds Quantitative Social Proof and Web Monetization Standards

Hacker Noon launched new functionality for contributing writers, and announced a strategic investment of $1M by Coil. Less than a year ago, Hacker Noon replaced Medium’s software with its own content management system. Since then they’ve created over 100+ years of reading time, and historically have published over 12k+ writers, according to the company’s about […]

Despite What You Hear, You Don’t Need VC Funding

According to the most recent edition of PitchBook’s Venture Monitor, the first half of 2018 saw 94 investment deals surpassing the $100 million mark, continuing a trend in which late-stage successful startups and larger companies receive the lion’s share of VC funding allocations. That’s not to say that seed rounds for startups don’t get VC investment, but by […]

9 Unexpected Pitfalls of Raising Capital (And How to Avoid Them)

9 Unexpected Pitfalls of Raising Capital (And How to Avoid Them)

Guest author Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council. Raising rounds of venture capital is the goal for many companies: An influx of cash is certainly the fastest way to jump-start your growth and start hitting key milestones more quickly. But venture capital isn’t a silver bullet, and it’s not the right […]