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How to Write a Round-Closing Pitch Deck: Advice from Someone Who’s Been There

Editor’s Note: The following is a transcription from ‘How to Write a Round-Closing Pitch Deck,’ a presentation given at 500 Startups by Daniel Kador, co-founder at Keen IO. So, who am I?...
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How much does your startup need to raise

Raising massive rounds these days is so commonplace that most of us tune out fundraising news altogether. The fundraising environment has changed so dramatically over the past four years, it’s almost...
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The Devil Made Miuccia Prada a Multi-Billionaire

We all know the old adage, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” I joke. Of, course. I don’t believe we need to be “evil” to...
post-safenote

Announcing the SAFE, a Replacement for Convertible Notes

The safe (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) is intended to replace convertible notes in most cases, and  addresses many of the problems with convertible notes while preserving their flexibility. YC...
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5 lessons from my $650,000 lunch with Warren Buffett

In 2008, my friend Mohnish Pabrai and I sat down with our families for a “power lunch” with Warren Buffett at Smith and Wollensky’s restaurant in New York. Even...