Crowdfunding SEO Advice From AngelList

Steve Reich

Then Dustin shifted to “crowdfunding SEO” — how to get discovered, understood, and funded on AngelList. It was classic SEO advice, but applied to the world of AngelList. Angel Investing Crowdfunding Incubators and Accelerators angel investing angellist crowdfunding incubators LaunchPadLA sam teller southern california accelerators

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How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

Both Sides of the Table

She actually IS the prototypical entrepreneur. But Tracy did what entrepreneurs do. One of the many things you become expert at when you launch your own company and have no money is SEO. Tracy studied SEOMoz and several other online sources of SEO tips.

Angel Investing Skill 2 – Domain Knowledge

Both Sides of the Table

This is the second article in a series on what it takes to be a great angel investor (and why this should matter to entrepreneurs). And we all know that Ron Conway is considered the savviest of angel investors and yet by definition not all of his investments succeed.

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Map of VC Investments

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

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Interview with Skyler Lucci, HeyTutor

socalTECH

We were able to boot strap the company on only $800, and scaled it to millions in revenues without investment, because of the efficiency of our marketing. After you've done that, and see that it is working, as an entrepreneur, you really start to believe in your product. Anyway, one day we said, holy sh*t, we either need to get some investment or scale back on this. I did a cold outreach to Kevin, and funny enough, he told me something like SEO would never work.

Interview With Mike Mothner, Wpromote On Growth, Acquisitions

socalTECH

The area which probably is really attuned to your readers, is we also serve many mid-market, growth oriented companies that are looking to grow and acquire customers, with paid and earned digital channels, paid search, paid media, social, email, and organic SEO, as well as digital PR and content. We're not the vendor that does SEO, and not the vendor that does paid search, we're their marketing vendor. We've been bootstrapped from the beginning, and never taken outside investment.

Entreprenuer Network

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 1, 2007 Entreprenuer Network Great post by Ben Kuo - The Importance of the “Network&# to Entrepreneurs - the informal connections between people in the technology industry here who have a vested interest in helping entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

Why The Haters are Wrong About Growth Hacking

Both Sides of the Table

In essence Muhammad thinks the “growth hacking” is a charlatan term for online marketing that consists of a bunch of everyday tasks that all online businesses should be doing: SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, Social Media, Referral Marketing, etc.

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Indianapolis is the “It Place” to Start a Startup?

Tech Zulu Event

Being an entrepreneur is about, “The journey through the ‘NO’ to get to the YES’ ” said by Ryan Caldbeck, CEO of CircleUp , on a panel at the Connections Conference in Indianapolis.

Pour And Stir II – Managing Your Cost Per Customer

InfoChachkie

As Marketing Guru Guy Gabriel of Idea Engineering points out in Max Brand , viral marketing has made many an entrepreneur terminally ill. Such Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is modern-day snake oil. Affiliates invest the up-front marketing expenses required to attract customers.

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Guerilla Marketing, Brad Feld Style

InfoChachkie

Serial entrepreneur, venture investor and startup accelerator pioneer Brad Feld has notoriously mocked traditional marketing throughout his career. When the entrepreneur is obsessed with the product and the company has organized all of its activities around that, it’s very powerful.”.

Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital Seths guide is worth reading - The realistic entrepreneurs guide to venture capital Posted byTony Karrer at 2:43 PM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) About Me Tony Karrer Dr. Tony Karrer is CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , a Los Angeles Web Development firm, and is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning.

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Interview with Lolita Carrico, Gloss Network

socalTECH

Another part, in addition to good SEO and social media, and good traffic--is we've also be able to have huge brands since day one, since they trust me and what I'm doing. Brands are definitely investing it in the women and mom's space. We're also investing a lot in video.

Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

Both Sides of the Table

While firms define platforms differently, let’s just say they are the services that a VC offers outside of investment capital and partner time on boards or providing intros. As a starting point you have to realize that investment firms (which a VC is) have management needs.

Why You Should Give Before You Get

Both Sides of the Table

But less as a complaint and more as advice to younger networkers, the more you invest in relationships the more you will get when you need. One of the most common questions I hear from first-time entrepreneurs is, “How do I meet angels?”

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Get to Know Richard de Silva of Highland Capital

Both Sides of the Table

I took the opportunity this past week to publish summary notes of some of the VCs and entrepreneurs I had interviewed on This Week in VC. He does not bring his Blackberry to meetings and hopes to give entrepreneurs the same respect he wanted.

Why Your Marketing Campaign Sucks

Both Sides of the Table

But through expressing points-of-view I can raise above the consciousness of my customers (entrepreneurs and limited partners who invest in VC funds) in ways that I couldn’t without breaking through the noise of the hundreds of others of VCs who also have money.

How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success

Both Sides of the Table

How many adds came through organic SEO? For example, if you have developers, content people or SEO folks working on SEO programs you’ll need to allocate their time / costs to this effort. SEO is seldom “free.”. You Manage What you Measure.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

Both Sides of the Table

In our industry we applaud the efforts for entrepreneurs to have tried and we know that today’s failure can bring the experience for tomorrow’s success. For example, if you’re going to build a travel planning website (as many, many startup entrepreneurs do) your basic research would be: How much do people spend on travel books / guides today? What would it take in investments to acquire and retain traffic to support these businesses?

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What I Would Look for When Choosing a VC – Knowing What I Know Now?

Both Sides of the Table

SEO marketing vs. social marketing. Fred Wilson wrote perfectly about sticking with struggling investments. Most entrepreneurs I encounter seem to make their decisions more on perceived brand, past successes and ability to intro. Picking a VC is hard.

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This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

Both Sides of the Table

It’s always fun chatting with Jason because he’s knowledgeable about the market, quick on topics and pushes me to talk more about VC / entrepreneur issues. What are the three most important lessons investors could pass along to first-time entrepreneurs raising money?

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Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010

SoCal CTO

People tend to overvalue past investments when making forward-looking investment decisions. How-to learn about angel/vc term sheets - Gabriel Weinberg , June 28, 2010 I think every startup entrepreneur (and angel investor) should have a good understanding of financing term sheets. You’re Not a Real Entrepreneur - Steve Blank , June 10, 2010 Who is an entrepreneur really? Yet entrepreneurs in one class think that the others aren’t the “real” entrepreneurs.

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Interview with Billy Fried, Kijubi

socalTECH

Bill Fried: I'm a serial entrepreneur. We bat about 800 in terms of people buying off on the idea, who understand the bigger reach we have on the Internet, and the more SEO/SEM we do, which delivers business to them that they wouldn't have gotten otherwise. Billy Fried: It's self funded, and I've invested about $300,000 to date. We haven't had to invest anything in the last six months, hitting breakeven has been exciting.

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5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

SoCal Delicious

Entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs. Just this year, Q2 investments in SoCal and New England were virtually the same, with $838 million and $843 million invested respectively, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree Report. SEO Software.

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F2F Still Matters

SoCal CTO

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point Map of VC Investments Open Source Business Model Entreprenuer Network ► February (10) Southern California Tech Central Southern California Tech Central Loadin

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The Master Checklist of EVERYTHING You Need to Start a Business

Jason Nazar

Find sources of capital— friends & family, business bank loans , angel investment , venture capital or even crowdfunding ( Crowdfunder , Fundable ). Speak to entrepreneurs and leaders in your industry and consider asking them to be your mentor. Improve SEO.

The eCommerce Game Goes to Austin

Tech Zulu Event

The morning, spent with the incredible group of entrepreneurs fostering # bigDOCC (Big “D” Open Coffee Club – Dallas that is ), was focused on not just what it means to be a startup in Dallas, but Texas, and the role that industry plays therein.

Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple

SoCal CTO

His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

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Kevin Federline Search Engine

SoCal CTO

His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

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8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing

SoCal CTO

His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

SoCal CTO

His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

Open Source Business Model

SoCal CTO

His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

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Google Maps Mobile

SoCal CTO

His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

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Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf

SoCal CTO

His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

Challenge of Predicting Winners

SoCal CTO

His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

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