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A startup company is an entrepreneurial venture in the initial stage of its operations. Startups are typically young businesses aiming to grow quickly and meet a marketplace need by developing or offering an innovative product, process or service.

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Product Hunt

Ryan Hoover

San Francisco, CA

Community-submitted tools, resources and networking. Product Hunt is backed (funded) by Y Combinator.

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Tom Osman"Added links to Google + YCombinator"
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Stereotypically, startup founders have a more casual or offbeat attitude in their dress, office space, and marketing, as compared to traditional corporations. For example, startup founders may wear hoodies, sneakers and other casual clothes to business meetings. Their offices may have recreational features, such as pool tables, ping pong tables and pinball machines, which are used to create a "fun" work environment, stimulate team development and team spirit, and encourage creativity. However, this view is changing as traditional corporations take on 'startup' like characteristics, the definition of 'startup' expands to include more exceptions than the rule. Typical examples of companies that were considered startups at some point include Facebook, Snapchat and GoogleGoogle which are now considered by some to now not be startups as they have crossed a weakly defined threshold of size.

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Following Y CombinatorY Combinator, many accelerators with similar models have emerged around the world.

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Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

Guy Kawasaki

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Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Nir Eyal

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The Calm Company

Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

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The Principles

Ray Dalio

Web

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The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

2019

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Andy Grove

High Output Management



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E-Dreams

2001

Something Ventured

2011

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The first known investment-based crowdfunding platform for startups was launched in Feb. 2010 by Grow VC, followed by the first US based company ProFounder launching model for startups to raise investments directly on the site, but ProFounder later decided to shut down its business due regulatory reasons preventing them from continuing, having launched their model for US markets prior to JOBS Act. With the impact of the JOBS Act for crowd investing in US, equity crowdfunding platforms like SeedInvest and CircleUp emerged in 2011 and platforms such as investiere, Companisto and Seedrs in EuropeEurope and OurCrowd in Israel. The idea of these platforms is to streamline the process and resolve the two main points that were taking place in the market. The first problem was for startups to be able to access capital and to decrease the amount of time that it takes to close a round of financing. The second problem was intended to increase the amount of deal flow for the investor and to also centralize the process.

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StartOut.orgStartOut.org

Andres Wydler

San Francisco, CA

Growth Lab and Network for LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs

Wasim Ahmad"Adding in reference to StartOut.org, a non-profit that helps LGBTQ Entrepreneurs connect with each other, connect with mentors and connect with investors in person across multiple chapters in North America and via online portal for global access"
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After the Great Depression, which was blamed in part on a rise in speculative investments in unregulated small companies, startup investing was primarily a word of mouth activity reserved for the friends and family of a startup's co-founders, business angels and Venture Capital funds. In the United States, this has been the case ever since the implementation of the Securities Act of 1933. Many nations implemented similar legislation to prohibit general solicitation and general advertising of unregistered securities, including shares offered by startup companies. In 2005, a new Accelerator investment model was introduced by Y CombinatorY Combinator that combined fixed terms investment model with fixed period intense bootcamp style training program, to streamline the seed/early stage investment process with training to be more systematic.

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Factoring and venture debt is another option, though it is not unique to startups. Other funding opportunities include various forms of crowdfunding, for example equity crowdfunding, in which the startup seeks funding from a large number of individuals, typically by pitching their idea on the Internet and ICOsICOs (Initial Coin Offerings).

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The startup ecosystem consists of the individuals (entrepreneursentrepreneurs, venture capitalistsventure capitalists, Angelangel investors investors, mentors); institutions and organizations (top research universities and institutes, business schools and entrepreneurship programs operated by universities and colleges, non-profit entrepreneurship support organizations, government entrepreneurship programs and services, chamber of commerce) business incubators and business accelerators and top-performing entrepreneurial firms and startups. A region with all of these elements is considered to be a "strong" entrepreneurship ecosystem. Some of the most famous entrepreneurial ecosystems are Silicon Valley in California, where major computer, Internet firms and top universities such as Stanford University create a successful startup environment, Boston (where Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located) and Berlin, home of WISTA (a top research area), numerous creative industries, leading entrepreneurs and startup firms.

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The first known investment-based crowdfunding platform for startups was launched in Feb. 2010 by Grow VC, followed by the first US based company ProFounder launching model for startups to raise investments directly on the site, but ProFounder later decided to shut down its business due regulatory reasons preventing them from continuing, having launched their model for US markets prior to JOBS Act. With the impact of the JOBS Act for crowd investing in US, equity crowdfunding platforms like SeedInvest and CircleUp emerged in 2011 and platforms such as investiere, Companisto and Seedrs in Europe and OurCrowdOurCrowd in Israel. The idea of these platforms is to streamline the process and resolve the two main points that were taking place in the market. The first problem was for startups to be able to access capital and to decrease the amount of time that it takes to close a round of financing. The second problem was intended to increase the amount of deal flow for the investor and to also centralize the process.

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At this point the company may already have traction and may be making revenue. In Series A rounds venture capital firms will be participating alongside angels or super angelsuper angel investors (however, sometimes only venture capital firms will participate). The next rounds are Series B, C, and D. These three rounds precede any potential IPO. Venture capital firms and private equity firms may be participating. Sometimes, the A or B rounds can be extended in what is called an A prime or B prime.

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The startup ecosystem consists of the individuals (entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, Angel investors, mentors); institutions and organizations (top research universities and institutes, business schools and entrepreneurship programs operated by universities and colleges, non-profit entrepreneurship support organizations, government entrepreneurship programs and services, chamber of commerce) business incubators and business accelerators and top-performing entrepreneurial firms and startups. A region with all of these elements is considered to be a "strong" entrepreneurship ecosystem. Some of the most famous entrepreneurial ecosystems are Silicon Valley in California, where major computer, Internet firms and top universities such as Stanford University create a successful startup environment, Boston (where Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located) and Berlin, home of WISTAWISTA (a top research area), numerous creative industries, leading entrepreneurs and startup firms.

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The startup ecosystem consists of the individuals (entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, Angel investors, mentors); institutions and organizations (top research universities and institutes, business schools and entrepreneurship programs operated by universities and colleges, non-profit entrepreneurship support organizations, government entrepreneurship programs and services, chamber of commerce) business incubators and business accelerators and top-performing entrepreneurial firms and startups. A region with all of these elements is considered to be a "strong" entrepreneurship ecosystem. Some of the most famous entrepreneurial ecosystems are Silicon Valley in CaliforniaCalifornia, where major computer, Internet firms and top universities such as Stanford University create a successful startup environment, Boston (where Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located) and Berlin, home of WISTA (a top research area), numerous creative industries, leading entrepreneurs and startup firms.