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Meet Venturate, German AngelList alternative

Venturate performs a preselection screening process before passing startups on to VCs – helpful, as VCs are often inundated with irrelevant business plans and pitches.

AngelList’s top investors revealed

Using AngelList’s open API, internet entrepreneur and former MySpace developer, Sean Percival, set out to make it even easier for entrepreneurs to connect with the investors most likely to fund their startup.

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Dave McClure: hottest investments, favorite start-ups, biggest screwups, and clueless founders

Dave McClure is one of the most prominent angel investors in Silicon Valley — and possibly the world. His accelerator, 500 Startups, will fund its 500th company sometime this year. And no, in answer to “all the stupid questions,” 500 Startups will not shut its doors after reaching that number.
He may also take the prize for most F-bombs per sentence of any investor.

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Two new tools make sure your employees’ opinions are heard

People used to give their employers feedback by shoving slips of paper into wooden suggestion boxes. Technology has moved those suggestions boxes online where employees can more effectively have their voices heard. Happiily and 15Five are two new employee-feedback services that were introduced Thursday at the Launch Conference in San Francisco.

How to build your startup without learning code

If you can’t code but aspire to start a Web business, odds are you feel just like the ostrich. Ostriches can’t fly, and to add insult to injury, they’re one of the largest bird species out there. They have to hobble around looking for something to do while their avian counterparts swoop into the air in boundless directions.