Tony Conrad

Tony Conrad

Tony Conrad is co-founder and CEO of about.me, a platform for representing personal identity online based in San Francisco. He also founded the blog search engine Sphere, acquired by Aol and is a venture partner at the True Ventures, leading investments in WordPress.com, Blue Bottle Coffee, MakerBot, Typekit, High Fidelity and more. He blogs at tonyconrad.wordpress.com and at TrueVenture.com.

The Trick to Splitting Startup Equity Among Key Players
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The Trick to Splitting Startup Equity Among Key Players

When it comes to splitting equity it is important to create a structure that keeps all key parties properly motivated in the ebb and flow of building a startup.
5 Secrets to Finding and Working With a Mentor
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5 Secrets to Finding and Working With a Mentor

Finding a mentor may seem like a daunting task, but it's really not that difficult -- and both the process and outcome can be quite rewarding.
The 5 Slides You Must Have In Your Pitch Deck
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The 5 Slides You Must Have In Your Pitch Deck

You don't need a lot of slides, but the ones you do have must concise and compelling.
The 6 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Be Prepared for Investors to Ask
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The 6 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Be Prepared for Investors to Ask

Founders can't just present a pitch deck to investors and think they will get funding. They need to be prepared for all sorts of questions.
A Large Advisory Board Can Help Your Company Grow Faster
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A Large Advisory Board Can Help Your Company Grow Faster

Harnessing the advice and networks of people you trust has big benefits and won't cost that much.
No Email, No Phone, Plenty of Inspiration
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No Email, No Phone, Plenty of Inspiration

Allowing yourself the time, space and separation from your work could be the most effective way to bring your business to the next level. Here's one entrepreneur's story.