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INFOGRAPHIC: Self-Storage Explodes!

SpareFoot is one of the companies in Silverton Partner’s portfolio.  They’re the world’s largest marketplace for self-storage — a $20 billion-dollar market. Sparefoot also provides leading web marketing solutions for storage operators. Sparefoot was founded in 2008 by then-UCLA students Chuck Gordon and Mario Feghali (aka Chario), SpareFoot originated as a person-to-person storage website (“airBnB for […]

LinkedIn Financial Services Summit: Key Themes and Trends

Social media use is exploding for financial services firms, just as it is for enterprises across other industries. Despite compliance-oriented hurdles, more and more financial companies are showing a broad-based commitment to adopting social media in ways that produce real business impact.  This post was originally written by Tim Walker at Socialware.  Consumers are using […]

Startup, Get Down: How To Throw A Profitable SXSWi Party

While Austin’s SxSW has been over for a few months, one of our portfolio companies uncovered a very interesting way to throw a brand-name building, link-generating party and actually have it make money.  This is the story of how they did it; this post was originally written by Rachel Greenfield of SpareFoot (rachel [at] sparefoot [dot] […]

Start-up Capitalization Table Template

Your start-up’s capitalization table (who owns what amount of different types of stock) is an important reporting tool for company execs, the board and investors.  Having a clean, easy-to-maintain cap table makes reporting to all audiences much easier. This quick post covers start-up cap table creation, maintenance and reporting using a Google Docs spreadsheet and […]

2012 Example Investor Pitch Deck and Discussion

This is the updated, 2012 version of the ReOverthinking start-up pitch deck; since the first version was written in 2009, this post and it’s predecessors has been read on average 50 times a day…often more than that.  I really hope this indicates the number of entrepreneurs that are thinking about or working on a start-up. […]