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Fundraising on AngelList: 4 Tips to Get Noticed

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Are you using AngelList to its full potential? Ash Fontana, Head of Fundraising at AngelList, recently stopped by GA to share best practices for connecting with investors on the site. Some of the key takeaways are listed below. For more details and examples of best practices, watch Ash’s talk here.

1. Build a Good Profile

Fill in as much information as you can. AngelList was designed to eliminate any possible mistakes being made on your end; like presenting information illegally or making it difficult for investors to digest your profile. There are convenient tips listed in each field you need to fill out — read them all. Lastly, don’t use fluffy language. Stick to the facts and state your credentials clearly.

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Five Tricks for Breaking into UX Design

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The field of User Experience Design is growing rapidly. According to Qconnects, a California-based talent agency, requests for UX designers rose by 70% from 2011 to 2012, with starting salaries averaging $60,000 (Usability Professionals Association, 2011 Salary Survey). There’s high demand, a shortage of supply, and in that gap, a fantastic opportunity for individuals to learn these critical skills and transition into the field. Here are five easy ways to get started:

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3 Tips To Becoming A Better Writer

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Writers write. That sentence might seem as if Captain Obvious and Lieutenant Claire. S. Day joined logical forces, but I assure you that the idle hands of any scribe prove this the most tantalizing of self-affirming statements.

The truth is, folks: Writing is so damn hard. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stepped into the ring with my blinking cursor only for me to be choked into submission in the 2nd Round

Through the years I have received a lot of writing advice via books, mentors and fortune cookies. I whittled them down to three. I hope these help unlock your mental straightjacket. (If however, you are in an actual straightjacket and can’t seem to write, I believe your solution is much more evident.)
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