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Fundraising round strategy, when and what type matters with Trade Signal Inc

Trade Signal co-founder Conrad Smith on fundraising and how Gust Launch was able to help.
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Gust Joins the Open Cap Table Coalition

After participating in the inaugural Open Cap Table Summit, Gust is excited to announce its role as a new member of the Open Cap Table Coalition. What...
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The Expanding World of Accelerators

In some ways, it is now difficult to imagine a world without accelerators. Many of the globe’s most well-known and disruptive startups were propelled from the...
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Digital.NYC: The First Ecosystem Hub

On October 1st, 2014, after more than two years of partnership and development, Gust proudly joined the Mayor of the City of New York and IBM...
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What has been the highlight of your week and why does it stand out?

SIIA (the US Software and Information Industry Association) named Gust the Best Collaboration Solution of 2013, at the gala during the All About The Cloud annual conference in...
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Thinner Slices of an Extra-Large Pizza: Mathematical vs. Economic Dilution of Startup Equity

Back from a hiatus, it’s time to venture forward once more.  I appreciated hearing from those who asked about upcoming posts.  Thanks in particular to the reader...
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What is the average startup rating on gust.com?

The rating system provided by Gust on the investor side is not intended to be used as any type of objective or standardized measurement. That’s because...
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What are the biggest global events for Venture Capitalists and Business Angels where they can learn about their own business?

There are surprisingly few such conferences, for the very good reason that there are actually relatively few such people (venture capitalists and ‘professional’ angel investors) to...
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The Raise: Fundraising Tips from Investors and Entrepreneurs

The Raise: Fundraising Tips from Investors and Entrepreneurs The 85-Percent Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST) New York, NY Navigating the...
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Is gust.com a difficult platform to replicate?

The answer is no, yes, and it’s irrelevant.  Back in the days of the dinosaurs, my first software company was in the wireless communications space (when that meant “pagers”,...
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What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?

Boy, do I wish there was a magical Gmail extension to let me manage my startup deals! Unfortunately, there isn’t (and since Google hasn’t fixed Gmail...
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Gust Quarterly Startup Map

If you could pick the top five countries with the most newly created startups, which countries would you choose? The United States? What about India, or...
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How to Pitch Investors and Get Funded Webinar

Wondering how to get investors’ attention or how to deliver a perfect pitch? Gust has teamed up with LivePlan to equip you with the best tips...
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If you could work at any startup in New York City, where would you choose and why?

Well, I’m biased, but let me just describe yesterday’s Summer Outing at Gust: For background, you should know that by long-standing company tradition, our outings are surprises....
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What are the best ways to obtain seed or angel funding in the U.K.?

Interestingly, for this past quarter, according to the Gust statistics we released thus week, the UK accounted for the largest number of entrepreneurs seeking funding of...
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Gust Launches Startup Contest CATAPULT NYC 2013

Are you ready to catapult your venture into the stratosphere? At Gust we’re all about helping startups reach their potential. As part of this mission, we’re...
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The Marketing Devil is Really in the Details

It’s a fine line between an audacious-yet-successful marketing stunt and a total disaster. So fine that most marketing executives in charge of brands who have anything...
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Startup Map & Trends Analysis – December 2012

December update and insights about new startups: India became second last month as the country with the highest count of new Startups, right below the United...
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Startup Map & Trends Analysis – November 2012

For November 2012 we are noticing an interesting trend of product ready companies declining, while concept stage companies are rising. This trend is mostly led by...
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Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012

September’s Startup Map showcases the latest trends in startup profiles created on Gust between September 1st and September 30th. Some of the entrepreneurs chose to keep their...
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Gust Startup Trend Map

ust Startup Map & Trends Analysis – August 2012 Attention startup enthusiasts! Gust is thrilled to have nearly 7,000 new entrepreneurs creating startup profiles each month....
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Special Attendee Rate for DEMO Fall 2012

We are delighted to present a special rate to attend DEMO in Santa Clara, California on October 1-3, 2012. Please apply the registration code ‘DF12ANL’ to receive 50% off the published rate....
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The Gust-DEMO Fall 2012 Scholarship

Following the huge success of the Gust-DEMO scholarship earlier this year, Gust and DEMO have teamed up again to offer Gust start-ups a full scholarship opportunity...
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Venturing Beyond Motherhood

For a long time now I’ve been meaning to write a post on women and gender issues, with the exact angle TBD – women in entrepreneurship,...
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International Women’s Day Scholarship 2012

GUST CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2012 In honor of International Women’s Day, Gust is thrilled to announce our partnership with Astia in launching the International Women’s Day Scholarship...
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“How Do Entrepreneurs Raise Angel and Seed Funding” Webinar

Gust is delighted to announce a partnership with NASVF and NCET2 for the online certificate course “How Do Entrepreneurs Raise Angel and Seed Funding”. The course is an insider view...
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The Gust-DEMO Scholarship 2012

Gust and DEMO have teamed up to offer Gust start-ups a full scholarship opportunity for DEMO Spring 2012. The recipient of the Gust-DEMO Scholarship will have...
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Party Time: Tech Tuesdays @ TriBeCa Grand Hotel

We’re thrilled to be co-hosting Made in NY: Austin with NY Tech Meetup at South by Southwest! To get you as pumped as we are, we...
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Gust sponsoring the New York Tech Meetup After Party

Come one, come all, join us tonight at 9PM at the Sullivan Room.  Drinks are on us!
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The World of Gust

Today’s unveiling of Gust, the global infrastructure for early stage entrepreneurial financing, is a milestone that has been seven years in the making. When we originally conceived...
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Gust: Venture Forward

Most of us love the idea of a new beginning, a makeover, and a fresh start. Yet, despite the tremendous amount of innovation in our space,...
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