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Matt's a founder and organizer at Verge. He's a connecter, writer, and habitual start-upper.
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Pitch: PactSafe is the 1st Application that Seamlessly Manages, Tracks and Deploys Website Legal Agreements

PactSafe is the first application that seamlessly manages, tracks and deploys website legal agreements. In his August presentation at Verge, Brian Powers unveils PactSafe to the world. Watch his 5-minute pitch here: PactSafe: Seamlessly Manage, Track and Deploy Your Website Legal Agreements What is website legal? Terms of Use Privacy Policies Terms and Conditions Disclaimers The […]

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How It Works: Silicon Valley Acquisition of a Midwest Software Company

“The best advice I got… is to plan for the future and have a solid exit strategy from the beginning,” said Brandon Fischer, Founder of Anacore, an Indiana-based software development firm that was recently acquired. Earlier this year, Anacore was acquired by Prysm Inc., a Silicon-Valley-based company that produces video walls that use Anacore’s technology. […]

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Why 11-year-old “Super Business Girl” Has an All-Star Pitch

“I’m asking for an eight dollar investment because not only are you investing into me, but you’re investing into my future and my business,” says 11-year-old Asia Newson. This kid has something that makes her pitch for her “Super Business Girl” business irresistible. See for yourself: What!? OK, take my money. I was in. The […]

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Before You Start, Ask Yourself….

How bad do you want it? Whether you’re building a business, writing software, or writing a book—you have no idea what your limits are until you push them. You only know how badly you want it until you look back and see. You’re consistent. You keep building the thing that only you can see on […]

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3 Pitching Mistakes That Make You Sound “Salesy”

“Draw a line down the center of the paper,” said Mr. Brown. We were on the third hour of back and forth and Brown wasn’t ready to let go without pulling out all the stops. “Now on the left side of the paper, write ‘Reasons For,’ and on the right side, write the word ‘Reasons […]

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What’s the Biggest Mistake Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching for Seed Funding?

Seed funding isn’t easy to come by, especially when most founders handicap themselves from the get-go. Despite the wealth of knowledge online and platforms like Angel List and Gust, I hear that founders still make the same mistakes over and over. So, I asked several experienced investors from around the United States: What are the biggest mistakes founders […]

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How To Re-Invest In Midwest Startups

Indiana and the surrounding Midwest has an exciting history of software entrepreneurship. Large sales of companies like Software Artistry and Baker Hill in Indianapolis, and Resite in Bloomington, started a movement that has snowballed into a powerful Midwest startup community. In this interview from the The Innovation Showcase, entrepreneurs and business leaders from around the […]

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When to Raise Seed Capital (and how to spend it)

Angel has been a member of the Verge community since I can remember. When he first pitched at Verge back in 2010 with his original idea for Smarter Remarketer, he was ready to raise seed capital.  Since then, Angel Morales has grown Smarter Remarketer beyond  his original prototype and grand ambitions. They’ve grown a huge team […]

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Learn this Sales Secret from the Philippines to Earn More (and be happier!)

“Salamat, po!” That’s what the street vendors say here in the Philippines after they close a sale. I’m in heaven over here in Manila, where I get to practice my negotiating skills. Something fresh stimulates my brain each time I buy something in this haggling environment. Whether you sell services, software or other products in […]

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How to Get Seed Funding: Do This First

Want to get seed funding for your startup? You won’t get very far if you spend all of your time developing your pitch. “Too many founders put all of the focus on pitching their project and not on building a relationship,” says Gerry Hays, co-founder and managing partner of Slane Capital. And I hate to […]

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