How to Pick a Start-up Funding Strategy [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Looking for start-up fund is a taxing task. The idea, pitch, investment sum and people are factors to consider when doing so (tips on one sentence pitch here). You should first understand your potential investors background before pitching. Are they angel investors or venture capitalists? Next, you also have to consider your funding strategy that […] Related posts: Who are …

Hashable Makes Twitter #Intro Social

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Penn Olson features start-ups. Find out more here. Twitter introduces relevant people to its users through an algorithm. It’s good… but shouldn’t introductions be made through a real connector? It should be more personal and social. It shouldn’t be a one way event where you hit the follow button and hope that the person you just followed notices […] Related posts: …

Who are the Entrepreneurs? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Here are some interesting statistics on entrepreneurs. According to Contactme, 40 is the average age for startup founders. 70% of them have worked at other companies before starting up. Most entrepreneurs have a bachelor degree, coming from the middle class family, married and is most likely the first child. Getting access to capital is the greatest obstacle […] Related posts: Perfecting …

Perfecting Your One Sentence Intro Pitch

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Like how all communication professors would preach, the opening sentence of your pitch is the most crucial, especially when time is a constraint. And that usually happens when you bump onto an investor and have only 1 minute to impress. What would you say? Having experienced that myself, I was quick to pull out the benefits […] Related posts: In …

Plan Your Social Calendar with The Hotlist

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This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: The Hotlist Quick Pitch: The Hotlist is the first geo-social aggregator that shows people what’s happening today, tomorrow …

ShinyTweet is a Shiny Twitter Client for iPad

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This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: ShinyTweet Quick Pitch: ShinyTweet’s goal is to provide a highly usable columned Twitter interface with support for multiple …

Rec.fm: Recommend Your Favorite Products for a Cause

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This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: Rec.fm Quick Pitch: Trusted recommendations and social media for the social good. It’s Aardvark meets Amazon reviews meets …

Notable Makes Website Annotation Fast and Easy

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This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: Noteable Quick Pitch: Notable makes it extremely easy for teams and individuals to provide effective feedback on websites. …

Share iPhone Apps Easily with AppSnap

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This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: AppSnap Quick Pitch: AppSnap lets you install any iPhone app by taking a picture of its icon, allowing …