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This Site Lets You Get Backers for Your Crowdfunding Project Before It Launches
Money

This Site Lets You Get Backers for Your Crowdfunding Project Before It Launches

Prefundia offers investors a sneak peek at your idea before the funding search begins.
Analytics Platform Focuses on the Only Stat That Matters: Revenue
Online Marketing

Analytics Platform Focuses on the Only Stat That Matters: Revenue

Mixpanel offers a Revenue Analytics tool that allows businesses to measure a customer's "lifetime value."
Startup Fills Unused Office Areas With Like-Minded Tenants
Location

Startup Fills Unused Office Areas With Like-Minded Tenants

PivotDesk wants to play matchmaker for office space, helping fledgling companies find the right digs by connecting them with other businesses that are locked into long-term leases and have floor space
How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding
Financing

How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding

Call it crowdfunding 2.0. Established companies are using Kickstarter and the like to launch new products, paid for by a built-in customer base before they hit the production line.
Funding Options For Keeping Control of Your Business
Financing

Funding Options For Keeping Control of Your Business

If you don't want to give up control of your business to outside investors, consider crowdfunding and bootstrapping.
Online VC Service Lets More Investors Into the Game
Venture Capital

Online VC Service Lets More Investors Into the Game

FundersClub helps facilitate financing in early-stage companies for small investors who want to make small investments.
Insider's Guide to How to Fund Your Startup
Startup Financing

Insider's Guide to How to Fund Your Startup

How you fund your startup will play a deciding role in the company you build.
Betaworks Uses Creative Methods to Find and Fund the Next Big Idea
Financing

Betaworks Uses Creative Methods to Find and Fund the Next Big Idea

Betaworks calls itself a 'maker,' and so far they have helped build some of the social web's biggest companies including TweetDeck, Kickstarter and Tumblr.
Revenue-Based Financing Offers a Flexible Route for Cash
Financing

Revenue-Based Financing Offers a Flexible Route for Cash

A loan that provides capital in exchange for a fixed percentage of gross monthly revenue is gaining new traction among startups. For some borrowers, it can be an attractive alternative to a traditiona

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