Mashape Blog

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Augusto Marietti
SpeedFuning – Angels Den 21 June 2010 – WinsfordImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/8crjfb Silicon Valley is changing rapidly in many aspects. Today I want to highlight two related trends in the web/tech industry (non-biotech). The transformation of high tech, sophisticated companies into something that “just works”. This scenario is causing the end of the due diligence process for seed investments as there is no longer anything to dig into anymore; you just have to share a few signup numbers, active users and growth rate. You don’t need more than 2 hours! 10 years ago, companies like Google were running on powerful proprietary…
Augusto Marietti
Hey World, We’re very excited to announce our First Angel Round funding.  Almost all startups have to pass over this step. So there is nothing surprising with that. But our story till now wasn’t so easy. Most of the time Americans don’t understand how harder is to achieve the same milestones if you are outside of this world, than in the USA, if you are just a little guy with a big dream 7000 miles away from San Francisco. You have to get into the network when nobody knows you. We grew up in Italy; it’s not the kind of…