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Deciphering Crowdfunding For Startups

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This article is written by Carlos Espinal, Partner at Seedcamp and was originally published at TheDrawingBoard. One of the options that founders are reminded of more and more above and beyond VC and Angel funding, is Crowdfunding via online platforms such as Kickstarter, AngelList, and Seedrs (to name a few). However, these platforms are not all the same and in […]

How to Develop a Lean Sales Strategy For Your Startup

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This guest article is written by Richard Hughes-Jones, ‘The Boss’ at Firewerks and a Seedcamp mentor. He works with C-teams of startups and early-stage businesses to help them scale up. This article addresses a topic covered during a recent workshop with Shoprocket, a Seedcamp company. One of the biggest challenges that startups face is choice, or too much […]

Start smart: Essential tips for the next A-Team

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Building a strong team early in your company’s life-cycle is one of the key attributes that pre-disposes your company to success and to gathering investor interest. In this presentation, Seedcamp Partner Carlos Espinal covers some of the attributes that makes an A-Team compelling. Here are the slides that accompanied Carlos’ presentation…

When Does it Make Sense to Hire a PR Agency?

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This guest post is written by Liam Fay-Fright, CEO and Founder of The Well Communications and formerly Director of Communications at iconic agency Mother and Head of Communications at D&AD. In 2012 Liam was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s top 30 young marketeers. In this article Liam addresses a common question we hear at Seedcamp […]

Advisor Agreement updated October 2014

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With the help of JAG Shaw Baker we’ve updated the Advisor Agreement template available at Seedsummit.org (where you can find a collection of free startup-friendly legal documents). This template has been been tailored to meet the specific needs of early stage, high growth companies and reflects the current market standard. It includes the following provisions; Appointment terms Time commitment Role and duties […]

How To Simplify Your Client On-Boarding Process

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This guest post is written by Ivan Ramirez, Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor and restless Product Guy. He is the Former VP of Groupon Goods for APAC and Director of Global Product at Groupon. His experience in startups, product development, p&l management, operations, and technology make him a great source of information on how to handle a wide […]

On Trust, Founder Fall-Outs, & 6 steps to get things back on track

This post first appeared on Venture Beat on Friday 22nd August. Relationships are built on trust, and they require work to keep alive and well. In his book The Trust Edge, David Horsager outlines the eight pillars he believes enable trust to occur within a relationship. The eight pillars are clarity, compassion, character, competency, commitment, connection, contribution, and consistency. […]

How to Prioritise Like a Pro

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This guest post is written by Taylor Wescoatt, COO of eMoov. He is the Former VP of Product at Timeout and Head of Payments & Incubation at eBay. Taylor has extensive experience building startups and is focused on Product, Technology and Operational scaling. Here, he offers an efficient and stress-relieving solution to a common startup problem; how to prioritise opportunities when team-members […]

Market Validation is Your Route to Success

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All Seedcamp companies can use SecureDocs at no cost for up to 6 months as part of the Seedcamp Founders’ Pack while raising their first institutional round of funding Series A.  Market Validation is Your Route to Success At a recent Seedcamp Academy Day we focused on the importance of market validation to reduce risk, […]

Seedcamp AMA on Reddit

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2 hours, 92 comments, 100 duck-sized horses and one piece of gold. It could only be a Reddit AMA. On July 23rd Carlos answered questions about Seedcamp, our investment process, and the startup scene in general yesterday on Reddit in their ‘ask me anything’ section. It was a lot of fun but it also uncovered […]