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February 12, 2016

10 web sites to test market your start ups and business ideas online

If you have been thinking of a start up business model, which  is still under an ideation stage , and your not very sure of  the market accepting your idea, you would have probably shared your plan with your close business associates,colleagues and mentors and your not quite ready to approach VC’s

B pitching your ideas and  test marketing  it online  at the right site is the evidence that your idea works if you see who is using it.By test marketing  your idea across  section of online users  would have  give you “a good evidence that you presented an idea online before you present it to the “ right people” Continue reading below

However ” many users have asked me this  “ how do you ensure these ideas not be stolen”
Whereas this might be a relevant question . Lets consider this

If all the ideas in this world was “aggregated shared and stolen.,we would not have had 90% of start ups that collapse in a year. If all stolen ideas were successful, we have had at least 100 companies like Apple who would roll out thousand of iPhone’s, Around 50 search engines as good as  Google competing for the same market  and 95% of them would have been wiped out in a year 

The truth is that ideas may be dime a dozen, but what matters is execution and getting the right team. So dont be worried about “ someone stealing your ideas” 

Here are the list of 10 websites which will help you to test marketing your start up online 
  •  KICKSTARTER : help you  raise pitch venues, but are not intended to raise equity money from investors)
  • ANGELIST : (which are primarily effective for finishing an already in-progress financing round from friends of your existing investors)
  • GUST(which provides tools to manage your financing round and interface with potential investors, and is the official directory of most of the world’s organized business angel investment groups.)
  • SEEDRS: One of the most promising London-based startup to watch  which have start up founders and VC’s guiding you
  • BRAINEET:  A kind of social network and forum combined, Post your ideas which gets up votes or down votes along with feedback.
  • MARKETINGEXTREMIST.  A a good site to submit a startup  ( which can also be an app to a product). Users can comment  either through a private message or the public form
Some of the other in the list  which are   hybrid or forums resembling  online marketplaces  for testing  and providing  feedback on your start up ideas include


January 23, 2016

the biggest start up investment by vc firms in united kingdom

"biggest UK VC firms investment across start ups"
The above chart shows the list of VC backed investment  in united kingdom along with the biggest deals and investment across start ups, which were backed by UK biggest venture funds  

the most active venture capital firms by start up funding : north america vs europe

5 biggest VC investment in north america

New Enterprise Associates (NEA) was the most active investor in North America in Q4’15, topping the most active investors for the third straight quarter. 

General Catalyst Partners ranked second, while Andreessen Horowitz rounded out the top three followed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield &Bayers and Greycroft Partners as the  most active North American VC firms.
Meanwhile Accel Partners, Foundry group,Google Ventures,Greycroft  Partners,first Round capital and Sequoia  Capital  rounded up the top 10 most active venture funds across the region

"most active top 5 venture capital investors by region

High Tech Gruendferfonds, Mercia Fund Management group were the top  most active venture fun investors across Europe.

They were followed by Earlybird  venture capital , NorthWest Fund for Biomedical  and Northzone Venture Capital  to form the top  5 most active venture fund investment group in Europe.

Meanwhile others which  made up the top 10 list were Index Ventures,Octopus Ventures, Point Nine Capital,Draper Espirit, 500 start ups and Wellington Partners

December 12, 2015

Hottest technology start up cities across the world

The chart below shows a global start up map,across the world with the hottest start up market by nations .Berlin jumped an impressive six spots to #9 overall and had 20x the average growth of all startup markets. Zalando, Europe’s largest online-only fashion retailer raised $668 million in an IPO to value the company at $6.8 billion overall. Meanwhile, Rocket Internet had the biggest IPO since 2007 in Germany, raising $2 billion.

 "The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015"
Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
 The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 report ranks the top 20 technology startup ecosystems in the world based on Performance, Funding, Market Reach, Talent, and Startup Experience
Performance is based on the funding and exit valuations of startups headquartered in the ecosystem, and Funding represents the amount of investments by venture capitalists and the time it takes to raise capital.

October 30, 2015

top 10 european consumer internet start ups valued above a billion USD by VC firms

' start ups above a billion dollars in valuation in Europe"

13 European  consumer Internet start ups  are valued between 1billion to 10billion USD

  1. The number one consumer Internet brand  is SPOTIFY  with a valuation of $8.5billion  
  2. GLOBAL FASHION GROUP  ranks 2nd and is valued at $3.4 billion 
  3. DELIVERY HERO  ranks 3rd and is valued at $3.1 billion

 "start ups above a billion dollars in valuation in Europe"

October 27, 2015

US top 3 billion dollar start up valuation exceed $95billion

These are the top 10 highest valued start ups

" start up valuation to funding ratio"
source : Wsj

The top 3 start ups  in US is now valued at a combined $95 billion. Uber leads the list with $51billion  followed by  Airbnb which is valued at  $25.5billion while Palantir is valued at $20billion
Snapchat and SpaceX is respectively valued $16billion and $12billion .

Meanwhile in terms of available funding these 5 top start up companies  has been funded combined upto the tune of $16billion. Effectively the  start up funding to valuation ratio for these top 5 companies is 5 times.