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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 […]

10 Top Fundraising Fails

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This article was first presented at Google Campus July 11th 2014 and appears on Netocratic. Fundraising isn’t easy, even if done well, its fraught with all sorts of ambiguity and frustrations. To that very point, I recently wrote a blog post about the fundraising mindset in order to help you set a tone on approaching the process. That […]

The Perfect Team Slide & Why It Matters

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This article originally appeared on Netocratic on July 2nd 2014. When an investor considers your company for investment at the earliest stages, who you are is so much more important than your idea. Your team is such a crucial part of your company’s success, and yet many teams omit their team slide or bludgeon it because they don’t […]

Having a Fundraising Mindset

Originally posted on Netocratic.com By Carlos Eduardo Espinal Fundraising is not easy. It is one of the most frustrating and time draining activities you as a founder will have to do as part of your company’s growth strategy. Unless you are really lucky and investors come to you, it will likely involve taking many meetings with […]