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Can You Add ?Email Back? on Answer to Post or Further Posts?

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User Name / Company Pitch: Cross Reference Index

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More Traditional Style Discussion forum

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How to "Connect" | Things to Remember When Using the Funded

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For those of you who are experimenting with the new "Connect" feature on TheFunded... I have put together a few recommendations that might make your life a little easier and/or answer some questions you may have...

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Feel free to post all the criticism you can muster up - it'll only make me stronger!

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Glossary of VC Terms: Useful or Not?

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Not trying to make more work for you Ted but...
I would like to see a Glossary of VC terms added to this site. It is something I would have found very useful several years ago and I am sure many people must feel the same way.
Its one thing for a VC to explain that he is going to have a Step-In trigger, its quite another knowing what they could mean for you if it is envoked!

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Eliminate Capital Gains Tax on Small Business Investment?

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The Mass Graduation of Connect Pitches

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Is It Worth Posting a Pitch on the Funded

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Lack of Member Feedback for the Funded Connect Pitches

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I might be missing something but the search function seaches only for firms. I can only wonder if my question has been asked before

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Angel Investors Contact Info

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Request a New Feature: VC News Feed

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Is BizSpark Sign Up via TheFunded Broken?

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The Seven Levels of Traction

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So, in my experience, there are seven levels of "traction," and each level has various nuances. For example, "the launch" could be a soft launch or a beta launch. "The idea" may be rough, modeled, patented, etc.

THE TRACTION CURVE
1. The Idea
2. The Team
3. The Prototype
4. The Launch
5. Adoption
6. Revenue
7. Profitability

At each level of traction, quality of the execution is measured by investors. So, a great idea with a great team may secure a similar sized funding as a mediocre idea with strong adoption.

In the 2010 market, most semi-professional investors, such as organized angels, require a prototype for serious consideration, and most venture capitalists require initial success with adoption. There are exceptions, though rare, and you can overcome the need to hit traction thresholds by dominating in the present. Amazing adoption eliminates the need for revenue (Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube). A great team overrides the need for a prototype, etc.

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Running Lean Without VC Funds

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Request a New Layout for Live Pitches

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Posted by Spouse of msjane on 2008-11-08

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Adeo was the morning's speaker at METal's Sat. breakfast meetings in Marina Del Rey.

He painted a sobering yet opportunity-laden year ahead for anyone who is thinking about seeking VC for their enterprise.

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Worst VC Partners

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Would Sherlock Holmes Make a Good VC?

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