Tag: Entrepreneurship

Finding Your Tribe Is An Ongoing Quest

May 22, 2015

This XSeed blog was written by XSeed Capital Partner, Robert Siegel, and originally appeared on TechCrunch.

I am watching my oldest child explore where she will want to attend university when she completes her final year of high school. This past month my wife and daughter drove through six different states and looked at over

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How To Run Your First Board Of Directors Meeting

April 16, 2015

This XSeed blog was written by Venture Partner, Jeff Thermond, and originally appeared on Forbes.

I remember my first Board of Directors meeting. It was a disaster. I made the naïve mistake of laying out several different business model options for our startup and then asked for the board’s opinion without first putting forth my

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Robert Siegel And AngelList Executives Review The Changing Investment Landscape

April 14, 2015

In his Formation of New Ventures class at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, XSeed Partner Robert Siegel discussed the changing landscape of investing with AngelList COO Kevin Laws and VP of Fundraising Products Ash Fontana. AngelList was created in 2010 to help entrepreneurs recruit talent, get startup advice, and connect with potential investors online. You can view the engaging

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Here’s How To Nail Product-Market Fit

January 27, 2015

This XSeed blog was written by Partner, Alan Chiu, and originally appeared on VentureBeat.

At XSeed Capital, we invest in seed-stage startups that are often still searching for the right product-market fit. As they start to see the tantalizing evidence of something compelling, they need to decide what to include in the product, and, just

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Is Competing In A Crowded Market Worth The Gamble?

November 20, 2014

This XSeed blog was written by Venture Partner, Jeff Thermond, and originally appeared on Forbes.

One of the first things venture capitalists consider when they see a new pitch is, “How crowded is the market space in which the startup wants to compete?” If the investors express concern that the market is crowded, this should

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