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Founders Flash: Easy Seed $, Harder Series A for Founders in Current Funding Market

In The Flash this week, we flag interesting insight by First Round Capital about the unprecedented ease with which startups are currently getting seed capital amidst a static number of Series A deals. The effect? Many more early-stage companies are now competing for Series A money than there used to be – requiring early-stage startups to amass significantly more proof-points around their business than they previously had to. We also look at a new challenge encountered for the first time by many entrepreneurs: regulation. There’s also a peek at how Silicon Valley insiders are taking advantage of soaring values for tech startups by creating a potentially lucrative side business – through “direct stake” funds. And more!

Founders Flash

Our favorite articles from the week discuss why one startup is giving equity to customers, list the nine largest startup funding rounds of the last 2 years, address game-changing digital advertising trends, and teach how to do a competitive case analysis.

Happy reading!

Founders Flash

Some highlights from this week’s news

Founders Flash

This week’s articles explain how dreaming big increases motivation, offer start-up lessons extracted from a recent Eagles documentary, address declining customer service ratings, and discuss new rules proposed by the SEC that aim to develop equity crowdfunding.