The Silicon Dreams: Press by RJ Shara

A curated collection of articles on what's hot in the Startup Ecosystem

The Silicon Dreams is for startups and entrepreneurs, and streams live on Radio Zindagi 1170 AM (Bay Area Bollywood Radio Station) on Mondays from 3.30 to 4 pm. This blog presents a collection of articles, updated frequently, on topics that impact the startup ecosystem and businesses at large. Follow our podcast to stay updated weekly with fresh news from the entrepreneurs and policy makers

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Startups, Fundings & Exits

Extra Crunch roundup: RapidSOS EC-1, how to prep for an M&A exit, inside Genki Forest

In a four-part series, Handling Editor Danny Crichton tells the story of RapidSOS, the business that processes majority of all 911 calls made each year in the U.S. Market watchers often compare the upstart to giants like PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, but founder Binsen Tang comes from a tech background, having funded ELEX Technology, a social video gaming business that discovered success worldwide. The team at memoryOS”spent countless hours investigating down the rabbit hole of crowdfunding ideas and tricks”prior to it effectively became the most-funded app on Kickstarter, the company’s CEO, Alex Ruzh, writes in a guest column. Start-ups establishing so-called deep tech often discover it challenging to raise capital for numerous factors.
Image Credits: Dilok Klaisataporn(opens in a new window Brand-newProcessing payments, credit and authorizations for B2B purchases is all handled electronically, but that’s not a panacea. Cowboy Ventures ‘Ted Wang: CEO training is ‘ about having a second set of eyes’

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Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the group from membership news app, Quick

Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the group from membership news app, Quick

Twitter’s recent acquisition spree continues today as the company announces it has acqui-hired the team from news aggregator and summary app Brief. The startup from former Google engineers launched last year to offer a subscription-based news summary app that aimed to tackle many of the problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media […] …

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What I’ve discovered after 5 years of purchasing typical stock in startups

What I’ve discovered after 5 years of purchasing typical stock in startups

Deeper trust was our goal when we first thought of buying common stock. It wasn’t about winning the incremental deal or in some way “out-marketing” our competitors. There are many terms and conditions in a preferred term sheet that can misalign investors and founders– for brevity, I’ll highlight simply two listed below. If a financier buys 25% of a business for $2 million in favored stock, their break point on this decision will be $8 million, which occurs to be the post-money valuation of the round. If the company is sold for less than $8 million, the financier would rather take their $2 million back. Yes, if the company is offered for $8 million or more, they offered 25%, but if the business is offered for, state $4 million, the investors will choose to take their $2 million back, which is 50% of the proceeds. The company is not carrying out well and the financiers are made whole at the expenditure of the creators….

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Sales & marketing

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Negotiations

Here’s how to get the best worth while building long-term organization relationships.

4/M7cJtQFIeSY”height=”1″width=”1″alt=””/ > Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM….

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3 Marketing Tips to Restore Your Momentum

The pandemic has changed the way we shop, work and engage with brand names. Don’t let your company get left behind. 3 Marketing Tips to Restore Your Momentum Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM….

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