March 19, 2016

DunRobin Weekender - 19 March 2016
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March 19, 2016

On Angel Investing

"The Biggest Trends in Angel Investing" - Alida Miranda-Wolff of Hyde Park Angels analyzes the latest Halo Report and discusses location, deal size and Industries.
"Derivative Entrepreneurs or Calculus Entrepreneurship" - Jeff Carter of West Loop Ventures looks at how an entrepreneurs idea can determine success in tough markets.
"Bad Terms" - Aaron Harris of Y Combinator goes through the various terms that can turn a good deal into a bad deal, and then discusses how to avoid them.

On Entrepreneurship

"Startups: You Need to Make Sales a Priority"Troy Henikoff of TechStars reminds founders of the importance of making sales and retaining customers.
"Hoover Dam 2016" - Eric Lefkofsky of Groupon looks at how to approach a task as a startup and compares it to the inefficiencies of the government.
"Andrew Chen on the state of growth hacking" - Justin Megahan of Mixpanel chats with Andrew Chen of Uber about “growth hacking,” where it came from, and why it is important to focus on the product first.

Illinois Rounds Closed:

  • Signal: $13.3M
  • OfficeLuv: $3.8M
  • Inprentus: $485K
  • Kuvare: Undisclosed
Wisconsin Rounds Closed:
  • Wantable: $2M
  • KeyStone Insights: $1.25M

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