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-Matthew Casey, CTO at Clowder Labs

The ideal email deck

Since I wrote a post on how you’ll need multiple pitch decks, I’ve gotten a number of questions around what should go into them. Today I want to spell out the…
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Should you raise money or bootstrap?

Should you raise money or bootstrap?  (By bootstrap, I actually mean raise < $250k from individuals / angels). Having run a startup that raised money and now in running a…
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It’s actually hard to hustle

I should have known that when we picked a company name like Hustle Fund, it would lead entrepreneurs to introduce themselves as “real hustlers”.  But, I think my definition of…
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Pre-seed is the new seed

A few months ago, I was talking with a friend of mine who is a successful serial entrepreneur.  He has done incredibly well financially on his past two startups, and…
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