Mistakes Startup Founders Make

“Fundraising is not a moment in time.” That’s the advice wereceived from entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich at his Roadmaps bootcamp, and we were lucky to hear it early on our startup journey.

Source: Mistakes Startup Founders Make


The Secret To $45M In Series D Funding Lies in Your Series A Moves – Forbes

Investors Want To Put Their Money In Majorly Expanding Markets

You’ve no doubt heard of people focusing on their BHAG—big hairy audacious goal—or their North Star. Somewhere out in the distance is their destination…and the edges of their potential market. Ideally, no one can really see the end of the market…just the far regions between today’s revenue and the end of the road.

For Instart Logic, the drive to distribute applications in mobile-rich environments and to integrate technologies that are operationally driven is growing by the minute. Mobile, cloud and global applications are all at tipping points feeding each other. They play in a global market where their AsiaPacific business is taking off. Investors like global businesses that don’t merely have a multi-cultural management team but can demonstrate a multi-region balance sheet.

The People That Invest In You Today Aid You With Who Invests Tomorrow

Some entrepreneurs are struggling to keep a few core investors in the boat. Mital, when discussing the relationships he has with investors makes you wonder how there is room in the boat.

They tout on their Website that they wrapped 2015 on a high note and with $45 Million in new funding. Some investors have been with them since the Series A round. I look to see who the two or three investors are and read:

‘Instart Logic announced today that it has closed on $45 million in Series D funding in an oversubscribed round led by new investor Geodesic Capital. The round included other new investors, including theStanford-StartX Fund and Harris Barton Asset Management, and participation from existing investors including Hermes Growth Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Four Rivers Group, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Tenaya Capital. Additionally, the company announced a strategic investment from Telstra Ventures, the venture arm of Australia’s leading telecom provider, Telstra .’ And there’s also Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, SV Angel and Wing.’

I mean…come on. The company is doing something right.

Source: The Secret To $45M In Series D Funding Lies in Your Series A Moves – Forbes