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Founders Flash: Overdoing the “Party Rounds” Leaves a Lead Investor Gap

The Flash understands that entrepreneurs thrill on having multiple angel investors when fundraising. But too much of such “party rounds” can be a bad thing, as no one investor serves as lead and leaves startups wanting focused help if the company hits a rough patch. The Flash looks at compelling research suggesting that having many angels with no lead investor can be problematic for startups.

The Flash also remains fixated on Uber’s fight with the California labor commission, which seemingly sent a torpedo through the ride-share company’s hull recently when it determined that drivers are in fact employees – not contractors. The Flash has been expecting a forceful response by Uber, and this week we saw the first salvo when the company filed a motion seeking to deny class action status to plaintiffs in a major lawsuit relying on this determination. As we predicted, this one will go on for a while…

These and more in this week’s edition of The Flash!

Founders Flash

This week’s articles discuss why the first few words of a pitch are important, profile an entrepreneur who is leaving his successful start-up to work on a new one, explore the art of listening to customers, and share thoughts from Bill Gates on the lack of capital for energy technologies.

Founders Flash

This week’s articles highlight the rise of New York’s Silicon Alley, feature a Q&A with the CEO of FoundersCard, profile Silicon Valley’s most prolific angel investor, and discuss why Facebook is courting startup investors.

Founders Flash

This week’s articles highlight controversial incentives for angel investors, gather startup advice from the movie “Moneyball,” discuss the importance of mobile versus web for startups, and explore how an entrepreneur attracted investors with bad publicity.

Founders Flash

This weeks articles highlight the increasing importance of angel investors, profile a VC fund’s approach to funding, share important entrepreneurial lessons gathered by video start-up Capture Your Flag, and feature a Q&A with a man who went from medical student to entrepreneur.

Founders Flash

This week’s articles highlight how entrepreneurs are linking up with angel investors, recap venture capital in 2011, provide predictions for social media in 2012, and take a look at some of the most successful young entrepreneurs.

Founders Flash

This week’s articles highlight crowd-funding platforms for start-ups, the role of Gen-Y in reviving the economy, and the impact of new health care provisions on small businesses. And, a global angel investor  shares some thoughts on lessons learned.

Founders Flash

This week’s articles highlight how to prepare for starting a company and winning angel investment and provide tips for capitalizing on the upcoming Small Business Saturday.

Founders Flash

This week’s articles highlight why frugality is important, how to achieve expert status, why entrepreneurs are better off without equity financing and how VCs evaluate proposals based on their specific funding mandate.

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This week’s articles highlight the underlying importance of creativity in business, and include tips to help you get to the market first and land a great mentorship.  They also include 21 tips on using what angel investor and start-up mentor Ty Danco dubbed the “matchmaker service” between promising start-ups and early stage investors.