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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-07-21

Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with the Founder Institute network.

This week's top articles include tips for scoring big cash with investors, lessons from fellow startups, insights on raising money, and more.

 

Check out our must read articles for the week of July 15th - July 21st:


5 Lessons Dropbox CEO Drew Houston Learned When His Business Boomed
Drew Houston is hot and it has nothing to do with the scorching summer weather.

His Dropbox is transmogrifying from file storage to full-on platform, very nearly replacing hard drives, and making bank. 
10 Secrets to Successfully Pitching Investors For Big Money
A great idea doesn't cost a thing, but parlaying it into a successful business doesn't come cheap. Whether they need $5,000 or $500,000 to build their business, entrepreneurs more often than not must pitch their idea to investors to procure funding. The process can be daunting, but The Biz Fix is here to help with inside advice from both those who write the checks and those who cash them.
7 Key Lessons from the $100 Startup
How did these "unexpected entrepreneurs" manage to make a good living for themselves while making something valuable for others?
Did Raising Money Just Get Easier? Depends Who You Are.
Under the previous rules, both Marko and Regina were limited to raising capital on a mostly one-off basis from investors in their personal and professional networks.

For Marko, who has developed a simple point and click app that designs a "perfect fit" wool knit cap, this isn't a problem at all. A lot of his friends work at hot technology companies and are either active angel investors themselves or know folks who are.

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