4 Top VCs Dispel Common Funding Misconceptions

A massive capital raise will ensure your launch will be smooth sailing, right? Not exactly, but it doesn’t stop most founders from being blinded by dollar signs, focused on raising significant capital when instead they could be focused on growing their companies organically. In his latest article for Inc., Tallwave CEO Jeff…

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How to Make Decisions as a Startup Founder

As a founder, you always have your next goal in mind. Whether it’s a new product launch, the next big hire or an event coming up on your development map, it’s not always easy to step back and ask yourself: Are we still headed in the right direction? Is the plan we…

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How to be Part of the 10% of Successful Startups

By now it’s fairly common knowledge that the failure rate of startups is extremely high. Today, approximately one out of ten startups actually succeed. The bigger question is why do so many startups fail? Often it’s due to the very first step — the most crucial, and most avoidable step — in the startup journey. The…

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Tallwave Capital Strengthens Arizona Investment Community with Hire of Nathan Mortensen to Oversee Early Stage Technology Venture Seed Fund

With prior experience at Cougar Capital and Peterson Partners, Mortensen returns to his Arizona roots to help boost thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 16, 2015 ─ Tallwave Capital today announced that the company has hired Nathan Mortensen as a Principal to source potential companies, conduct due diligence, provide investment recommendations and…

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How an Arizona startup caught the attention of national investors

Shelvspace, a Tallwave portfolio company, achieves national attention and seed funding. Original article appeared in Phoenix Business Journal, TECH FLASH blog, by Jeff Pruitt You might have read the news. A Scottsdale-based company named Shelvspace just raised $1 million in seed funding to grow and support the user base of its integrated mobile…

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High Tide and Tallwave Featured on Channel 12 News

Original article, “Local company looks to fast-track entrepreneurs by Emma Jade of 12 News “Do you have a great business plan but not the tools to take it to market? A local company is looking to help. Tallwave and Luhrs City Center are teaming up to facilitate and assist entrepreneurs from all…

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10 Must-Haves for Your Startup Financial Model

As a start-up, you’ll need to get used to explaining things that seem obvious. This is especially true when it comes to anything related to money. While you may have a clear idea of how your company will make $10 million in revenue, you have to be able to explain the process…

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5 Reasons a Tech Startup Should Build a Financial Model

Many an entrepreneur’s eyes glaze over when they hear these two critically important words… financial modeling. Their focus is that whiz bang idea that’s going to make them millions, not the economic nuts-and-bolts that’s going to get them there. They’re thinking: “I’m not a finance guy so financial modeling is not a…

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Map of Active Early-stage Venture Capital in the US

Originally posted on Aug 10, 2014.  Map updated regularly. If you’re not in Silicon Valley, you’re probably wondering, “where’s all the venture capital?!”   In a Tier 2 city like Phoenix, Portland, Dallas, etc, you have to build your capital raise strategy around a much wider geography.    You also need to target 100…

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