Marathon VC partners with Stripe Atlas to help entrepreneurs incorporate in the US

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017

Many ambitious tech founders choose to incorporate their startup in the US, usually in Delaware,  thanks to the stable & mature legal system but most importantly because the USA is the largest & most sophisticated tech market in terms of customers, investors & acquisitors.

Starting a company in the U.S., like most places in the world can be needlessly complicated – endless paperwork, waiting in line at the bank, steep legal fees, and tough decisions about what services to use. This is especially true for entrepreneurs coming from other countries who have to learn new processes and acquire all the necessary documentation. Incorporating in the US for non-US residents is a huge burden and cost but it doesn’t have to be one.

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Public companies or startups, the same questions linger.

Posted by on May 15th, 2017

You are a startup founder launching your product, or you have raised capital, or you plan to do so soon. An IPO is your end goal. You are looking at incumbents that trade on the public markets and you follow the news about the hot startups that plan to go public soon. You may envy their success or be inspired by their journey, and you double down your efforts. There is conviction that they must be super successful and pretty much they should have checked all the boxes by now. But is it so?

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Greek Techies Stockholm Meetup

Posted by on May 8th, 2017

What

We will be visiting Stockholm this week in our quest to meet with Greek founders & techies around Europe. Beers are on us!

When

Wednesday, 10th May at 19:00

Where

B.A.R., Blasieholmsgatan 4A, 111 48 Stockholm, Sweden

Kudos

Nick Toumpelis & Paris Carbone who have helped organize the meetup.

Greek founders are my tribe

Posted by on April 25th, 2017

With our bodies hemmed in, our minds have only the cloud — and it is the cloud that has become the destination for an extraordinary mental exodus.

These are the words of Balaji Srinivasan, one of the entrepreneurs and thinkers I most admire.

Growing up in Sparta (yes, that Sparta) and the capital, Athens, it was technology that attracted my curiosity. I studied Computer Science and the brightest of my fellow students headed into academia, while the rest drifted into engineering or management gigs at frankly uninspiring local companies.

I had no interest in spending my life in the ivory tower of a university department. But I wasn’t pulled towards a corporate career either. The prevailing culture at the time wasn’t about creativity it was about gaming the system: taking grants or public sector projects. Back in 2005, while my fellow students started their working lives I felt stuck.

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