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Here's What Every Major Silicon Valley Investor Is Using To Find The Next Big Thing

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Here's where to find the next big thing.


Product Hunt, founded by Ryan Hoover, is used by a lot of familiar names in Silicon Valley and New York: Greylock Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Raptor Ventures, Betaworks, SV Angel, Y Combinator, 500 Startups (Dave McClure), Techstars, Index Ventures, First Round Capital, Google Ventures (Kevin Rose, MG Siegler), Dave Morin, VaynerRSE, Cowboy Ventures, Ashton Kutcher, Greycroft, Andrew Chen and others.


The site looks like Hacker News or Reddit, with up-votes to signal which new products are most popular. But instead of sorting through news articles or photos, Product Hunters can expect to find apps that have just bubbled up, like a crowd-sourced Google Play or App Store.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 22, 3:15 AM

If you want to find the next big thing make sure you start following Product Hunt.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 22, 8:54 AM

Looking to pitch your startup? Get on there, get noticed.

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Tips for Startups on Raising Old Money and Crowdfunding - SiliconHills

Tips for Startups on Raising Old Money and Crowdfunding - SiliconHills | e-commerce social media | Scoop.it

Old real estate and oil money in town invested in San Antonio’s Rackspace early on, said Stephanie Chandler, partner with Jackson-Walker.

It was one of the first cases of old San Antonio money backing a startup technology venture here, she said.

Now with Geekdom, a technology incubator and accelerator in downtown San Antonio, the goal is to get even more local investment into startups, Chandler said.

“Over the last ten years there’s a much more significant uptick in what families are doing,” in investing in startup deals, she said. “Five years ago, we didn’t have the Rackspace founders looking at deals.”

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 22, 6:17 PM

Here's a good look at an upcoming startup hub: Austin/San Antonio, and the funding situation for startups there as seen by an insider.

The new opportunities created by crowdfunding and the eagerness of 'old money' to play into new trends and profits. Combine that with the new requirements of equity crowdfunding, and you have a good and informative article.

Interesting read for any startup to see how 'smart money' thinks.

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A Dozen Things I've Learned From Marc Andreessen | Craig McCaw

A Dozen Things I've Learned From Marc Andreessen | Craig McCaw | e-commerce social media | Scoop.it

Marc Andreessen is able to explain himself so well that I should have less commentary to add to the quotations in this post than usual. But where is the fun in that?


My primary task with this blog post has been assembling the quotations and placing them in an order which flows well, since understanding the earlier topics helps the reader understand ideas which come later in the list. Each set of quotations is a mash up from sources like the links identified in the notes at the bottom of this post....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 16, 10:17 AM

For tech startups and entrepreneurs, Craig McCaw pulls together 25 great quotes from VC thought leader Marc Andreessen.

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How Venture Capitalists Make Investment Choices

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In order to increase your odds for receiving funding, here are some criteria considered by venture capitalists.

It's easy to dislike angel and venture capitalist investors. For entrepreneurs looking to raise capital for their start-up businesses, these early-stage investors can be awfully hard to find, and when you do find them, it's even tougher to get investment dollars out of them.

But, think again: angels and venture capitalists (VCs) are taking on serious risk. New ventures frequently have little or no sales; the founders may have only the faintest real-life management experience, and the business plan may be based on nothing more than a concept or a simple prototype. There are good reasons why VCs are tight with their investment dollars.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, January 25, 7:31 PM

Excellent article explaining VC funding and what it takes to be considered.

Richard Platt's curator insight, January 27, 2:32 PM

In order to increase your odds for receiving funding, here are some criteria considered by venture capitalists