In this week’s, Best of the Web we highlight articles on starting up and VC funding. Check out our top reads below.

The business potential of pre-revenue startups (Quick read, 6 minutes)

Ever wondered how investors decide on investing in pre-revenue startups? This piece analyses some of the key factors in investing in early stage startups. A very informative read.

The pros (and cons) of working with a new VC (Quick read, 3 minutes)

Why looking at smaller less established VCs may be a good move for your startup.

What does the influx of micro-VCs into the market mean for startups? (Medium read, 10 minutes)

Is this a good thing for founders or a bad thing…you be the judge.

6 costly mistakes to avoid when starting up (Quick read, 6 minutes)

Avoid these key mistakes made by many first-time entrepreneurs.

What is EFFO and why are startups using it? (Quick read, 5 minutes)

Learn why EFFO strategy is sweeping the startup world.

How not to start a startup (Medium read, 10 minutes)

Key points from a young entrepreneur who just did it only to realize some things need preparation.

Getting Startups Fired Up About Social Justice, One Sock At A Time (Medium read, 12 minutes)

An inspirational story on social giving and some key takeaways for those who operate a social enterprise.

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