Founders Flash

This week’s articles provide advice on intellectual property for start-ups, discuss how entrepreneurs can appeal to investors, highlight NYC’s fast-growing tech industry, and present a model for raising venture capital.

5 'IP' Mistakes Start-ups Should Avoid – Antone Johnson, Wall Street Journal

To maximize future value, founders should try to lay a solid intellectual property foundation even before a new start-up is incorporated.

How To Appeal To Investors: Top VCs Reveal The Anatomy Of A Successful Entrepreneur – Rip Empson, TechCrunch

A new book, called Venture Capitalists at Work, sets out to provide entrepreneurs with real insight into how some of the top investors in the game evaluate, invest in, and mentor their startups.

Technology Industry Seen Growing Fastest in New York – Patrick McGeehan, New York Times

According to a new study, New York City’s budding technology industry is growing rapidly by attracting investors and engineering talent despite spotty access to a reliable broadband network.

6 Steps To Raising Venture Capital -- Hint: Preparation Matters More Than Your Pitch – John Greathouse, Forbes

An ideal approach to raising capital from sophisticated investors.

This post was authored by Founders Workbench.

= required field