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Funding NYC Tech Startups

First Round Capital’s Chris Fralic discusses New York City startup trends. He speaks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Top 10 Business Fundraising Fails – Infographic

While the traditional business plan may be all but dead, most investors would still self-identify more as financial engineers than software engineers. Therefore, it is crucial for start-ups to be professional with their financials when pitching investors – it shows that they speak the same language, and that they understand the importance of building a sustainable business to go along with their snazzy product. Of all the rookie mistakes we’ve seen in start-up pitch financials, these are the most common. Continue reading

Business: Why Startups Fail – Infographic

Building a successful business is every entrepreneur’s goal – but only 1 in 12 succeed. Why do startups fail? The Startup Genome project analyzed data from 3,200 companies and came up with some answers. At the core of any successful business are two things: a good product and a large market for that product. In other words, a startup should be able to scale. And to scale properly, it must balance the growth of five core dimensions: customers, product, team, business model, and funding. The dominant reason for failure: premature scaling of one or more of those dimensions. View the infographic for more!

Source: Visual.ly

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41% of Kickstarter Projects Fail – Infographic

Kickstarter is an innovative platform that helps entrepreneurs get funding needed for product development, but according to a new infographic, almost half of Kickstarter projects fail.

The infographic, created by AppsBlogger.com, looked at a total of 45,815 Kickstarter projects and nearly $215 million pledged funds. It shows that the secret to having a successful Kickstarter project is setting a realistic monetary goal and dedicating the right amount of campaigning days to spend on the site.

Shorter Kickstarter campaigns tend to better, with the average successful project lasting 38 days, compared to failed projects which averaged 43 days. Meanwhile, successful projects typically average $5,487 compared to failed projects which, on average, ask for $16,365…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, AppsBlogger.com, Kickstarter

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"When funding dries up it happens very quickly and that can set in motion a chain of events that can be very ugly." http://t.co/KvpHe5AR $$ — OptionsBeat (@OptionsBeat) November 20, 2011