Posts Tagged ‘angels’

Top 20 Marketing & Customer Acquisition Strategies for Startups

Here’s a quick overview of the marketing strategies you should have on your hit list:

• Search Engine Optimization – Make sure your websites and apps are optimized for search engines. Hiring an expert isn’t cheap, but it can pay dividends over the life of your company. A good example of this is LinkedIn. When LinkedIn was just beginning, all of its profiles were private. This limited people’s ability to find other people, especially when searching on Google. As soon as LinkedIn made the profiles public and optimized them for search engines, organic traffic took off.

Believe in Yourself

“I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I did it myself.” — Albert Einstein

Believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will. Everything you say and do is informed by your belief. Your own success and failure are a result of your belief.

If you don’t believe you can do something, you’ll never do it. But if you believe you can do it, you’ll find a way to get it done, or at the very least, you’ll find out what you can do.

People Who Get Stuff Done (Founders Space) VIDEO

What should you look for when hiring someone?

It’s Marriage Not Dating (Founders Space) VIDEO

What’s the best way to choose a cofounder?

Never Close the Door (Founders Space) VIDEO

What’s the best way to negotiate a deal?

Where can I get intros to angels?

QUESTION:

Where can I get intros to angels?  Do you know of any good lists of angel investors that I can tap into?

ANSWER:

Naomi Kokubo

Naomi Kokubo

by Naomi Kokubo, Cofounder of Founders Space

A good place to start is with Venture Hack’s AngelList.

Go see the AngelList

The List includes…

  • Jeff Clavier (Investor in Mint)
  • Matt Mullenweg (Angel in DailyBurn)
  • George Zachary (Charles River)
  • Chris Yeh (Angel in EtherPad)

Is there a good angel list I can use for fund raising?

QUESTION:

Is there a good angel list I can use for fund raising?

ANSWER:

This is a great list of angel investors provided by Venture Hacks.  We’ll post more angel lists as we find them.

Siobhan Quinn

Akash Agarwal
Jeff Fluhr
Sandy McKinnon

Dan Rosen
Jim Hornthal
Mo Koyfman

Amish Jani
Josh Hannah
Peter Hershberg

Roberto Bonanzinga
Geoff Ralston
Jeremy Levine

Daniel Heaf
Sarah Tavel
Alex Finkelstein

Josh Stein
Joel Yarmon
Gaurav Tewari

The Founder Institute

Adeo Ressi, who runs The Founder Institute, is a great guy.  My husband knows him well.  Adeo truly cares about founders and the issues they face.  He has also done an excellent job with TheFunded.