Financing

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
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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?
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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
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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?
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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
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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.
Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.
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Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.

You're not likely to raise a $1 million on Kickstarter. Here's how you should go about raising funds for your project.
Head in the Clouds: Dropbox Reportedly Valued at $10 Billion
Venture Capital

Head in the Clouds: Dropbox Reportedly Valued at $10 Billion

In its latest round of fundraising, the cloud storage company raised a reported $250 to $400 million at a valuation of $10 billion.
Report: Andreessen Horowitz to Raise Another $1.5 Billion
Angel Investors

Report: Andreessen Horowitz to Raise Another $1.5 Billion

The noted venture-capital firm is reportedly in the process of raising $1.5 billion in its new round of fundraising.
Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)
Financing

Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

Fundable, the online platform for both donation and equity-based crowdfunding, has helped startups raise $50 million in 8 months. Here are its projections for the future of crowdfunding.
E-Reading Startup Oyster Raises $14 Million
Venture Capital

E-Reading Startup Oyster Raises $14 Million

Oyster, which employs a business model similar to Netflix, received $14 million in its second round of financing.
Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses
Financing

Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

Here we go over several reasons why larger banks are starting to warm up to small-business lending again.
Thinking of Crowdfunding? This Review Site Helps You Choose Wisely
Financing

Thinking of Crowdfunding? This Review Site Helps You Choose Wisely

With hundreds of crowdfunding platforms online, it's hard to know which to choose. CrowdsUnite aims to cut through the confusion by providing a comprehensive review site of all the available options.
Why Updated VC Models Are a Win for Entrepreneurs
Venture Capital

Why Updated VC Models Are a Win for Entrepreneurs

Good companies are always desirable, but the level of demand right now is unprecedented.
Aereo Just Raised $34 Million to Expand 50 Percent in Next 3 Months
Venture Capital

Aereo Just Raised $34 Million to Expand 50 Percent in Next 3 Months

Broadcasters want the U.S. Supreme Court to shut down Aereo, but investors are placing a big bet on its future survival.
You Can Now Embed Your Indiegogo Campaign on Your Website
Financing

You Can Now Embed Your Indiegogo Campaign on Your Website

With 'Indiegogo Outpost,' you can raise money from the crowd without having to direct any web traffic away from your own website.
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