The Coffee Table: This Week In #Startups (19.5.2013)

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Blog, The Coffee Table | No Comments

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If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that there’s never a shortage of news about the hottest startups, the latest gadgets and useful tips to help grow your startup.

That’s why I’m happy to introduce The Coffee Table – a weekly roundup of the hottest startup stories to hit the blogosphere.

Handpicked by yours truly – I hope this roundup helps you discover useful new content you may have missed during the week.

The Coffee Table will be short and sweet so can read it while sitting back and enjoying a warm cup of coffee (or tea).

With that said, here’s the weekly roundup of what happened in the startup world:

With VentureHealth, InCube Ventures thinks crowd funding can blend with traditional VCs: You’ve probably heard of Kickstarter and Indiegogo. And this week InCube Ventures launched a new equity crowd funding platform for biomedical technology companies at all stages. 

Momentum debuts ‘first ever’ equity-free mobile accelerator program: Started by the folks behind Mobile Monday, Momentum offers a free 12 week program to support promising mobile startups. In this post, Rebecca Grant also lists the first 5 startups accepted into the program. 

8 Things VCs Think About When Valuing Your Startup: Curious about how VCs come up with their valuations? Then you gotta check out this post from Dani Fankhauser over at Mashable for more detailed look into their rationalisations.

4 Things I Didn’t Know About Investors Before I Took Their Money: Felecia Hatcher – author of How to Start a Business on a Ramen Noodle Budget – talks about how you shouldn’t get blinded by the money on offer and instead do your due diligence to make sure your investors are a right fit for you.

The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic): I came across this info graphic earlier in the week and found it be an interesting illustration of the funding process from idea to IPO. Check it out below and tell us what you think.

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Infographic by San Francisco-based startup community organisation Funders and Founders

Found anything interesting this week? Please share your own discoveries by commenting below.

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