• July 29, 2015
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We've all been there. You sit down to write your first love letter to a potential partner and you're stuck. Nothing comes to mind. It's common to underestimate the difficulty of writing your first love letter to a potential partner. There’s the dreaded back and forth about what you should or shouldn't say, how much to reveal, and the worst:...

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  • April 09, 2015

Being an entrepreneur is overwhelming. The body of knowledge you’re missing is vast. You can’t ever make up for all of it, so you figure it out as you go. You make mistakes and try to correct quickly. Advisors are an amazing way to close that gap with people who have experiential knowledge. A year ago we launched FD:Advisors...

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  • December 03, 2014

Thirteen months ago we published the first list that examined just how entrepreneurial the alumni networks of different companies actually are. It spawned questions, excitement and conversation. Everyone assumed the list would just be the usual suspects (e.g. Google, Facebook). But this year the list includes a fast-growing “startup”, a classic design company and an 87 year-old media company...

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  • November 05, 2014
Biz vs. Design rank

Last week we revealed the most popular verticals to start companies in and how they’ve changed over the last year. This week we took this one step further and examined vertical interest by primary skill set - business, engineering and design. With all the talk of “how to find a tech cofounder” or how to find a cofounder in...

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  • October 23, 2014
Markets of Interest 10.22.14

There is incessant talk and guesses as to what’s popular, where are entrepreneurs starting companies and what’s the next big thing? - bitcoin, hardware, drones. And then there is the disappointment in entrepreneurs for just wanting to start local/mobile/social apps. Peter Thiel lamenting that, “We wanted flying cars and instead we got 140 characters.” But we’ve we’ve really never seen...

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