Alex Iskold

Alex Iskold

Guest Writer
Entrepreneur, Investor, Managing Director of Techstars in NYC

More From Alex Iskold

Entrepreneur Mindset

The Harder You Work, the Luckier You Will Be

Chance and fortune can play a role in success, but thinking things through plays a much bigger role.
Funding Secrets

What the Founder of Jukely Learned About Raising Money

Bora Celik of Jukely explains how he snagged funding for his company.
Communications

Don't Ask for a Meeting Just Because You're 'In Town Tomorrow'

Most people plan their days weeks in advance, and assuming someone will meet with you on short notice is just kind of rude.
Investors

Tech 'Winter' May Be Coming. Here Is What It Means for Your Startup.

If so-called unicorns are overvalued, it may send reverberations throughout the investment community. Do these five things to be more prepared.
Funding

The Do's and Don'ts of Asking for an Intro to a Venture Capitalist

If you want to give in front of an investor to pitch your company, you better do some legwork first.
Funding Secrets

How DigitalOcean Won Over Investors

VCs weren't initially sold on the startup, which is now one of the fastest-growing cloud hosting providers in the market.
Virtual Reality

Will You Be Ready for the Virtual Reality Future?

Six insights on the fully immersive digital future from a novel that will soon be adapted into a Steven Spielberg film.
Venture Capital

8 Things You Need to Know About Raising Venture Capital

If your startup needs a lot of money, these kinds of investors could be the key. But, of course, there are a lot of strings.
Introductions

Why and How You Should Write a Forwardable Introduction Email

This style of message makes it simple for your connection to introduce you to that potential client or investor.
Accelerators

7 Things to Do to Get the Most Out of a Startup Accelerator

If your business has landed a spot in one of these programs, follow this advice to come out of it as the strongest company possible.
Project Grow

4 Unexpected Business Lessons From a Japanese Writer

Haruki Murakami's genius lies in his discipline, focus and determination. His work is applicable to running a startup.
Investors

When Seeking Funding, Beware of 'Happy Ears'

Startup founders should be sure they're hearing what investors are actually saying.
Pitching

7 Tips for Crushing It on Demo Day

This is your chance to show off your business. Be sure to prepare and get it right.
Accelerators

7 Ways to Make Your Accelerator Application Stand Out

If you want to get in to one of these highly competitive programs, listen to these tips from someone who runs one.