Financing

The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever
Starting a Business

The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever

If the SEC allows Regulation A+ to pass without the requirement of state compliance, entrepreneurs could raise up to $50 million.
Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)
Financing

Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

An overview of how companies are raising money with crowdfunding, what categories are hottest and what the future holds for this new and innovative finance tool.
Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.
Financing

Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.

New York City-based OnDeck Capital launched a new loan program today that gives small-business owners access to a significant amount of cash in a flash.
In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth
Financing

In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth

Dublin-based King Media Entertainment filed for an initial public offering early this morning, as investors questioned the company's long-term prospects.
Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses
Venture Capital

Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses

The team behind online marketplace Abe's Market already gives natural product entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their products. Now, they want to help them grow their businesses by making direct investments.
How This Fashion Startup Beat Their Kickstarter Goal in 4 Hours
Financing

How This Fashion Startup Beat Their Kickstarter Goal in 4 Hours

Founders of men's clothing company share six steps that helped them meet their $15K goal.
Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords
Financing

Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords

Chief executive Yancey Strickler says customersÂ’ email addresses were taken, but no credit card information was obtained by hackers.
'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'
Getting Started

'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'

While an absence of funding can feel discouraging, don't let investment serve as the sole barometer for the worth of your enterprise.
Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Launches Seed Fund for Startups
Financing

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Launches Seed Fund for Startups

The new investment group will be called Vayner/RSE.
Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.
Financing

Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.

The term pitching has been ingrained in our head as a means to get funding. Yet, an entrepreneur's spiel could lead to an investor yawning instead of opening up their wallet.
Student Raises $15K on Kickstarter Without Spending a Dime
Financing

Student Raises $15K on Kickstarter Without Spending a Dime

Here are three tips he utilized to bootstrap his crowdfunding campaign.
Paula Deen Is Cooking Up a Comeback
Venture Capital

Paula Deen Is Cooking Up a Comeback

Paula Deen has received a $75 to $100 million cash injection from private-equity firm Najafi Companies, as a concentrated and passionate fan base continues to rally around the embattled chef.
This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time
Financing

This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

Laffster, once a platform specifically targeting comedians, rebranded itself today to become Cogo, available to actors, authors, musicians and athletes.
In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?
Financing

In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

On the last day of the public comment period over the proposed equity crowdfunding rules, a slew of stakeholders wrote into the SEC on the topic of liability in the case of fraud.
Why So Many Startups Never Reach Their Second Funding Round
Venture Capital

Why So Many Startups Never Reach Their Second Funding Round

Seed funding often gives a company more opportunities to fail, not succeed.
When to Say No to Venture Capital
Venture Capital

When to Say No to Venture Capital

Instead of seeking financing, Ryan Smith spent four years bootstrapping to get his company off the ground. Here's why.
Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years
Venture Capital

Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years

Confidence among West Coast startup investors has reached a level not seen since 2007. For some VCs, though, the level of excitement is something to be cautious about.
Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy
Financing

Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy

While many people celebrate going public, this new milestone can be challenging on many fronts. Here, we discuss how to keep investors engaged and your board satisfied.
Who Would Win the VC Super Bowl: Washington or Colorado? (Infographic)
Venture Capital

Who Would Win the VC Super Bowl: Washington or Colorado? (Infographic)

As the Seahawks and the Broncos prepare for the Super Bowl, Washington and Colorado go head to head in venture capital activity.
Will Equity Crowdfunding Laws Be the Death of Kickstarter?
Financing

Will Equity Crowdfunding Laws Be the Death of Kickstarter?

The JOBS Act and the proposed SEC rules really has nothing to do with the popular funding site. So what exactly is it?
Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million
Financing

Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million

The San Francisco-based fundraising platform secured a hefty pile of cash which it will use to grow globally and make its platform more mobile-friendly.
Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True
Financing

Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True

If you're going to try to fund your startup via crowdfunding, here's what you need to know before taking the plunge.
Vesting: A Founder's Need to Earn Equity
Venture Capital

Vesting: A Founder's Need to Earn Equity

An insider's take on what you need to know about vesting provisions in venture capital deals.
As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On
Financing

As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

The Securities and Exchange Commission released provisional rules to regulate equity crowdfunding on Oct. 23. The comment period officially ends on Feb. 3, but there is no end in sight to the debate.
These Angel Investors Want to Make Bitcoin 'Sexy' for Average People
Angel Investors

These Angel Investors Want to Make Bitcoin 'Sexy' for Average People

BitAngels has already put $7 million into early-stage Bitcoin startups since May 2013 -- and there's $50 million more where that came from.
What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For
Venture Capital

What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

Dow Jones VentureSource released its U.S. venture capital report today showing where VCs were investing, both by industry and geographically in 2013.
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