For those of us in startups, opening up Twitter means seeing at least 1 or 2 funding announcements every couple hours. And the congratulations and retweets roll in, if you are any good, journalists and bloggers need a piece of you too. But the fanfare and congratulations fizzle out, and you are standing there with all that glitter and confetti on you, yet your customers don’t care. They have problems you promised you would solve yesterday. All those sales people are clogging up your phone lines trying to get at least some of your raised money just does not help.
Yes, my company, Robin Powered, closed a round of funding several months ago. I have been through angel rounds before. And som… [more]