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Web Designer for Demo

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Can Anyone Recommend a Good West Coast Angel Investor in Tech/Education?

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Can You Recommend a Marketing Firm?

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Web Design Shop Recs

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Andy Grove's Take on VC and US Innovation Policy

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Need Recommendations on Marketing Agency for Pr/Marcom/Web Design Work

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How Much Help You Get From Linked in Recommendations While Raising Money?

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Liability Insurance for Northeast Medical Device Firm

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Looking for a VC Recommendation

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The Gift of Not Getting Funded (Early)

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Posted by calbin on 2009-11-04

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Initially my business partner and I were so enamored with our idea that we didn't get feedback from our potential cutomers. This lead to a two year journey that should have taken 6 months.

Early on my partner and I said that we were not going to put our families in jeopardy for our venture. No credit cards. No risky loans. No robbing our 401k. We stuck by that and it was a wise choice.

From the outset we received tons of accolades from friends and family so we went to investors who said they liked our idea but couldn't figure out who was going to pay for it. The gift came in two forms 1) Not getting funding early which would have almost certainly been spent on a dead end road and 2) forcing us to make our idea stronger and better.

What our lack of funding made us do is go back to basics. We know we had the seed of a good idea but struggled to come up with a sustainable model. Along with lots of hard work we talked with potential customers and came up with a solid way to generate revenue. Our potential customers are now signing letters of support saying they like our product and find it beneficial for their business and are willing to be contacted by investors. We have never had this in previous attempts to raise money and now feel confident in our plan.

A potential investor we met early on who now heads an angel fund believes in our new plan and is working to get us funding. Our CA lawyer helped us craft a very sharp executive summary and in the next few weeks will begin making warm introductions.

Don't despair if you haven't gotten funded yet. It could be a gift in disguise.

So what I am asking of The Funded community is can you recommend any investors/angels/groups/VC's in the consumer space (specifically investors who might have a penchant for wine)? Thanks in advance and I will keep the community posted.

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Can Someone Please Recommend a Good Valuation Analyst?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-10-20

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Whats the Best Way to Create Equity Based Incentive Plan in an LLC

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Recouping Initial Funding

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-25

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Law Firms: Best for Biotech

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-07-10

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We're based in ATL, and have been working with local firms. As we are finishing our angel round - which we had to do ourselves - I'm considering a change. We need to keep improving our IP portfolio, prep and execute a Series A (

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati are in Bay Area and have a reputation for life sciences companies like ours. Has anybody had any experience with them"

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Advice on Posting Fund Reviews

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Posted by The Founding Member on 2008-05-17

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TheFunded.com has compiled Member advice and discussions on how to write a venture firm review. There are six major themes:

  • Review both Bad and Good Pitch Experiences
  • Describe any Value Add of the VCs on Your Board
  • Help Entrepreneurs Avoid Wasting Time with Advice or Tactics
  • Do not "Shill" for VCs that Request a Review
  • Point Out Incidents where Confidential Information was Distributed
  • Add further insights on writing a good fund review in the Feedback, below. Enjoy!

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