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 […]

Ecosystem + Incubator = Startup “Ecobator” NestGSV

Ecosystem + Incubator = Startup “Ecobator” NestGSV

Startup accelerators are great, as far as they go. The problem is that, after startups enjoy several months of pedal-to-the-metal support and mentorship, the vast majority of them exit the programs and hit a brick wall. The cheerleading stops, venture funding never materializes and the founders go back to writing code for a living. NestGSV is…

TechCrunch Disrupt: Where Are They Now?

TechCrunch Disrupt: Where Are They Now?

With TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 in full swing this week, it’s only a matter of days before a new winner is crowned. We decided to check in with previous Disrupt winners to see how they’ve fared since their victories – and try to determine how it means to ace a high-profile startup contest.