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John Dukes

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What is a Series A Funding Term Sheet?

Whether it is a Series A funding or another funding round, each round of financing has its own terms and definitions. Normally when you begin the negotiations with an outside investment firm, a term sheet, or summary of their proposed terms for investment, is presented.

How to Get Series A Funding


One of the most common questions asked by aspiring entrepreneurs is how to get a Series A funding.

Tech Startups in San Francisco - Top Funding Rounds So Far In 2018

For tech startups in the San Francisco, here are some of the largest technology and biotechnology related venture capital funding rounds, so far in 2018.

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Chicago Tech Startups - Top Ten Funding Rounds So Far in 2018

In looking at tech startups in the windy city, here are the largest technology and biotechnology related venture capital funding rounds so far in 2018, for Chicago.


How To Think of Tech Startup Ideas With The Right Mindset

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Many of us had read the inspirational stories of people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates or Elon Musk and at least briefly wondered "How do I come up with a tech startup idea so I can even achieve even a small fraction of the success that they have found?"

Creating the Best Startup List for Sales Prospecting

Is your company targeting startups in the United States? If so, understanding the startup landscape, where to focus and how to continuously find new companies to target can be crucial to your success in generating b2b sales leads.

How to Connect With And Win More Deals From Recently Funded Startups


One of the most common questions I get is what is my prospecting process in regards to recently funded startups, since new funding rounds are great sales trigger events. Specifically, how do I identify, connect with and set the stage to ultimately earn their trust and business. 


Observations on the State of B2B Sales Prospecting & Lead Generation

It certainly feels like connecting with companies to develop into strong b2b sales leads at just the right time is harder and more important than it has ever been before. I wanted to see if my perception was accurate, so spent some time researching. 
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HubSpot's State of Inbound Report is one of the world's most respected reports on the top sales & marketing challenges and priorities companies face today and indeed, I ended up finding some valuable information on this subject, to see if my hunch was accurate or way off base.
Topics: Sales Prospecting

Focusing More on Sales Trigger Events To Win More Deals


Tech Funding News - Boston's Largest Fundings of 2017 (so far)

I thought it would be interesting to see which companies were making waves in my home town this year in regards to recently funded companies. So, using Fundz' startup database, which captured this private placement (along with all others filed via SEC Form D) I compiled this list of Boston's recently funded tech startups with the largest funding rounds so far in 2017.

Topics: Boston Tech Startups - Largest Fundings of 2017 Recently funded companies recently funded startups