Raise responsibly and effectively, limiting the burn and time cost of travel. … More Raise Problems
“Visiting California recently and talking to friends in tech ultimately led to me moving to California to raise money and most likely stay in the bay area for a few years..” … More Why you don’t have to raise where you scale.
Every person who has spent more than 15 minutes in Startup Land has heard the phrase “hardware is hard.” It’s a saying for a reason. … More The Raise Problem: Hardware Startups and VCs
There’s bootstrapping, there’s raising, and then there’s bootstrapping the raise. … More Bootstrapping vs. Raising and Why You Should Do Both
By: Phillip Bogdanovich I was sitting in a room last week listening to entrepreneurs pitch, and at one point I distinctly recall thinking, “Why am I here?” “I’m here for the free food and the beer.” I hear entrepreneurs express some version of this phrase three or four times whenever I attend an event. … More Beer, Pizza, and the Opportunity Gap
By Phillip Bogdanovich Fortune called Austin “the Rockstar of Small-Business Cities.” CNBC called it “the top start-up mecca in America.” At one point in 2015, Forbes inexplicably named it one of America’s most affordable cities. I live in Austin. I have raised money in Austin. I can tell you unequivocally that Austin is not affordable, … More What It Really Takes to Build a Start-Up City