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Central Valley California Startup Resource List
450+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more
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Brian Chesky on Launching AirBnb
Brian Chesky on Launching Airbnb and the Challenges of Scale [1h 38min]
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300+ resources from the YCombinator Library
Bible of knowledge from YCombinator
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Musical.ly's Alex Zhu on Igniting Viral Growth
Musical.ly co-founder and co-CEO Alex Zhu takes us through his journey coming from an enterprise software background to starting an education startup and then pivoting into Musical.ly. [30 min]
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Elon Musk interview with billionaire investment legend Ron Baron
Elon Musk sits with Ron Baron from Baron Capital Management at the Baron Investment Conference.
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Global 450+ Accelerators and Incubators
List of Global 450+ Accelerators and Incubators
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Product Hunt LIVE: Master Quotes Database
Top 2,000+ insightful quotes from 250+ founders and VCs by Product Hunt Live
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Bill Gates on Startups, Investing and Solving The World's Hardest Problems
Bill Gates on Startups, Investing and Solving The World's Hardest Problems
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100+ Interviews with Founders
Interviews with founders categorized by monthly revenue, employees, initial commitment and more
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Pitch Decks of 21 Start-ups before they became Unicorns
See the early pitch decks of 21 unicorn companies
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Capitalization Table Template
S3 Ventures Capitalization Table Template
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Jeff Weiner on Establishing a Plan and Culture for Scaling
Jeff Weiner on Establishing a Plan and Culture for Scaling for Linkedin [1h 26 min]
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Prince's Trust Business Plans
If you’re thinking about setting up your own company, getting your business plan right is crucial. Check out our top tips on how to write a business plan.
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Mightycause
Mightycause is a modern, all-in-one platform for nonprofit fundraising, donor management, marketing, and more.
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Patreon
Let your most passionate fans support your creative work via monthly membership.
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Kickstarter
Crowdfunding platform for pre-sales of your product
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Crowdcube
Equity Crowdfunding platform
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500 Startups Pitch Deck Structure
PowerPoint, Keynote and Google Slide Templates based on recommended pitch deck structure by 500 Startups
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Why VCs and Angel Investors Say "No" to entrepreneurs
Early-stage investors often receive more than 100 pitches per month, which means they need to say "no" to over 99%. Alicia Syrett, CEO of Pantegrion Capital, frequent on-air personality on MSNBC and CNBC, shares the most common blunders that get startups rejected.
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Angel podcast
"Jason Calacanis interviews the greatest investors on earth"
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AngelList
AngelList provides the infrastructure so investors and startups can focus on what they do best.
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Linkedin
Great source of investors
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Gofundme
Fundraising for the people and charities you care about
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Evaluating early-stage start-ups
This article covers a framework for building conviction
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SlideLab
SlideLab is a new platform for creating modern professional interactive presentations
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GoGetFunding
Online Fundraising Made Easy
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Ledgy
Manage Your Equity & Stakeholders From One Place - Easily handle your equity plans, cap table, exit modelling, and investor relations. Find out how.
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Kiva
Loans that change lives.
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Startup Options Valuation model
"We created this model with the purpose of valuing options for an illiquid, early-stage start-up"
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Google Slides
Google Slides makes your ideas shine with a variety of presentation themes, hundreds of fonts, embedded video, animations, and more
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5-Year Operating Plan Template
This is a tool used to facilitate the creation of your company's operating plan
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Lending Club
Peer-to-Peer Lending & Alternative Investing
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DeckDeckGo
Make more than presentations - Create, present and share slides that interact with your audience.
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Keynote
Beautiful presentations for everyone. By everyone. With its powerful tools and dazzling effects, Keynote makes it easy to create stunning and memorable presentations.
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Reddit Pitch Deck
Reddit is the faster growing social space in America. It's also one of the most influentials.
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crunchbase
Crunchbase is the leading destination for company insights from early-stage startups to the Fortune 1000
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Microsoft Powerpoint
Create well-designed, impactful slides with the help of Designer and Ideas in PowerPoint.
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Due Diligence Report Template for Early Stage Investors
Due Diligence Report Template for Early Stage Investors
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Seed & Spark
Crowdfunding for film and storytelling of all mediums
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Artist Share
ArtistShare connects artists with fans in order to share the beauty of the creative process and ensure the creation of new artistic works.
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Ulule
Crowdfunding with a twist: success!
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SeedLegals
Start, raise and grow faster with SeedLegals - The legals for growing your company. Sorted.
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Airbnb Pitch Deck
An early AirBnB Pitch Deck
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Facebook Pitch Deck
Facebook's original pitch deck
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Buffer Pitch Deck
Tell your brand’s story and grow your audience with a publishing, analytics, and engagement platform you can trust.
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Indiegogo
Crowdfund Innovations & Support Entrepreneurs
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SaaS metrics
For companies that book primarily monthly contracts
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Chuffed
Non-profit charity and social enterprise fundraising
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Gitpitch
The Perfect Slide Deck Solution For Tech Conferences, Training, Developer Advocates, and Educators.
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Diane Greene on Scaling Products and Culture At VMware
Diane Greene, the Founder and former CEO of VMware and now CEO of Google’s cloud businesses.
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What it takes to pitch a game
What it takes to pitch a game
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Zoho Show
Design professional slides, collaborate with your team, and deliver visually engaging presentations anytime, anywhere on any device.
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Tappity
Tappity raises $1.3M for its interactive and educational video library for kids
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Crowdfunder
Connecting projects that matter with people who care
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How fundraising changes in a Covid world with Quentin Clark, Managing Director at General Catalyst
Lessons from working with Bill Gates, How to Lead without authority and the difference between leadership and management & how fundraising changes in a covid world with Quentin Clark @ General Catalyst
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