There’s No Magic Trick To Landing An Investor

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By Brian Tait It’s a misnomer that there’s some perfect recipe to getting investment money for your startup. Bad products get funded all the time, while good products fly under investors’ radars. There’s no secret sauce for getting funded. There’s no perfect pitch length, no ideal deck length, and no single one-sheet that will seal the deal. Pitching an investor …

Storytelling as a tool to advance awareness of human rights

“The bodies of Dalit women is where the war of caste is being fought.” -Asha Kowtal talks about the Hindu caste system has impacted her life and the lives of other Dalit women in India. Listen to her story.   Unleashing the voices of those that work to give voice to the marginalized among us For the last year and …

FounderTherapy Joins New York’s Civic Hall To Help Spur Innovation That Makes An Impact

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As part of our Tech for Good initiative, FounderTherapy is proud to share that we’ve officially joined Civic Hall, a groundbreaking collaboration center for civic innovators. Located in NYC’s Flatiron District, Civic Hall connects people and organizations with a cross-sector network, professional growth/development, and opportunities to collaborate and advance the use of technology for the public good. “We joined Civic …

Corporations Are Killing Sustainability… But Startups Can Bring it Back

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Corporate complexity kills sustainability. Weathering the flood of process and politics, large companies struggle with the flexibility needed to drive innovation. And, while this reality fuels anxiety about our planet’s future, it also creates fertile ground for startups to plant seeds of true sustainable change. It’s not just in good form to want to care about the environment or the …

You Don’t Need A CTO To Launch Your Startup

You don't need a cto to launch your startup

By Dana Spiegel and Brian Tait Founders often ask us if they need a CTO in order to get funding for their startups. Investors tell them things like, “If you can’t attract a CTO, then you must not have a compelling company.” Sometimes they’ll say, “I only invest in companies that have strong tech leadership.” Unfortunately, this conventional wisdom is …

How To Make Sure Your Idea Doesn’t Suck Before You Waste A Million Dollars On It

How to Make Sure Your Idea Doesn't Suck Before You Waste A Million Dollars On It

Remember a few years ago when Netflix thought it would be a good idea to change the name of movie-by-mail division to Qwikster? Mashable criticized the move as perhaps the worst product launch since New Coke. More than 23,000 people commented on a blog post by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announcing the change, and most of those comments were ruthless …

You Just Raised Seed Funding. Now What?

You Just Raised Seed Funding. Now What?

After countless strategy sessions, hours upon hours spent talking to potential users about your product concept, and weeks of sleepless nights preparing investor pitches, you’ve done it: You just raised your first seed round. Congratulations! Now, take a moment to breathe… if you’ve made it this far, you’ve definitely earned it. Unfortunately, if you’re a first-time founder, securing your first …

Social Impact Entrepreneurship In The Arab World

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As a company headquartered in the New York, we most often hear about innovative Tech for Good ventures that are oriented towards solving problems in the United States. However, FounderTherapy’s talented and dedicated engineering team is based in Ramallah, Palestine, and we are keenly interested in and aware of how technology can be used for positive social impact everywhere, and …

Kill Your Ideas, Save Your Startup

Kill Your Ideas, Save Your Startup

There’s a certain air of mystery around startup success, the idea that somewhere, somebody is coming up with the next Uber or Airbnb by pure luck, and that all you can do is keep throwing ideas into the market and wait for one to stick. There’s a general feeling that by having ideas and creating products, you’re playing the unicorn …