bootstrapping Archives - Philly


Jun. 23, 2020 6:11 pm

Following a year of quick growth, Center City commerce tech biz Stuzo acquires Chicago’s Hatch

Founder and CEO Gunther Pfau declined to share financial details of the acquisition, though he said the deal became official in October.

Dec. 30, 2014 10:28 am

Why BaconBizConf co-organizer Amy Hoy wrote a book in (almost) 24 hours

The book is called “Just Fucking Ship” — and that's exactly what she did.

Oct. 16, 2014 11:18 am

David Bookspan: ‘Bootstrap as long as you can’

At a recent Startup Grind at Benjamin's Desk, the DreamIt Ventures partner and Monetate founder shared insights with fellow entrepreneurs.

Aug. 19, 2014 9:30 am

Ecommerce platform WebLinc raises $6M from Safeguard Scientifics

After two decades of bootstrapping, CEO Darren Hill said it was the right time to raise funds.

May 28, 2014 8:30 am

Mid-Atlantic founders 10% less likely to use VC than national [survey]

Mid Atlantic entrepreneurs believe 2014 will be better for their businesses than 2013 based on results from Silicon Valley Bank’s 2014 Innovation Economy Outlook Survey. Here are the other results

Jun. 24, 2013 11:00 am

Bootstrapping vs. VC funding: RJMetrics in the NYTimes

That's the question the New York Times raised in a piece comparing two business analytics startups located on opposite sides of the country that took different financing routes: Center City's RJMetrics and San Francisco's GoodData.

Jun. 4, 2013 12:48 pm

‘Philly companies build stuff that actually works’: Developing Philly

Watch the sixth episode of the documentary web series to hear more about bootstrapping, the challenge of creating a business in Philly and why people do it despite that.

Feb. 19, 2013 11:30 am

Bootstrapping Philosophy: ‘investment is a tool, not a goal’ and 5 other reasons to self-fund your startup

In December, the trio behind Firefly, the browser screen sharing service that spun off their Airtime for Email product, was the first to accept money from the Dorm Room Fund, the experimental, undergrad-managed startup investment portfolio backed by First Round Capital. So it could seem strange that before that cofounders Dan Shipper, Patrick Leahy and […]

Feb. 5, 2013 10:30 am

Metalayer: data science startup chosen for enterprise tech accelerator, raises $30K

Metalayer, the DreamIt Ventures graduate focused on making data science accessible to businesses, may have recently downsized from four employees to two, but the startup is “not in the deadpool,” said cofounder Jon Gosier. Metalayer was recently accepted to Acceleprise, an enterprise technology accelerator in Washington, D.C. that invested $30,000 in each of the participating startups. […]

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