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Why Now Is the Time to Seek Startup Funding

Why Now Is the Time to Seek Startup Funding

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Never before have there been so many places for those seeking and those providing capital to connect.
November 5, 2013 in Financing
Zombie VC Firms Can Be an Entrepreneur's Nightmare

Zombie VC Firms Can Be an Entrepreneur's Nightmare

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Entrepreneurs, beware: When a VC firm shuts down, the obligation to deliver a return on the investment rarely goes away.
November 1, 2013 in Venture Capital
Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

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The eye-popping price tags of companies such as Fab, Pinterest and Snapchat have raised concerns that valuations have gotten out of whack. The reality is there's no such thing as being overvalued or undervalued.
October 28, 2013 in Financing
Everything You Wanted to Know About VC Liquidation Preference But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know About VC Liquidation Preference But Were Afraid to Ask

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Read the second part of a series that walks you step-by-step through a venture capital deal.
October 26, 2013 in Venture Capital
How to Set a Crowdfunding Goal

How to Set a Crowdfunding Goal

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It's very likely you'll need more money than you think to fund your business idea. Here's how to determine an amount that's not too high and not too low, but one that's just right.
October 25, 2013 in Financing
4 Famous Crowdfunding Fails

4 Famous Crowdfunding Fails

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As we celebrate the top 100 crowdfunded companies, we take a look at some of this year's biggest crowdfunding flops.
October 24, 2013 in Financing
SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

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More than a year after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, the Commission released rules for regulating equity crowdfunding. Here's what you need to know.
October 24, 2013 in Financing
5 Things Twitter Needs to Answer on Its IPO Roadshow

5 Things Twitter Needs to Answer on Its IPO Roadshow

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Under traditional metrics, there is no way to justify Twitter's expected valuation. More answers are needed.
October 23, 2013 in IPOs and DPOs
Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

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Despite five consecutive quarterly increases, Silicon Valley confidence still lags behind that seen in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
October 22, 2013 in Venture Capital
Why VCs Often Turn Away Promising Investments

Why VCs Often Turn Away Promising Investments

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If you are rejected, don't automatically assume it's your business plan that's the issue. It could be the firm's approach to its fund's investment cycle.
October 18, 2013 in Venture Capital
Launching Today: Silicon Valley Venture Fund for Big Data Startups

Launching Today: Silicon Valley Venture Fund for Big Data Startups

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Data Elite wants to fill a need for big data startups that aren't satisfied by generic startup incubators and investment funds. And it has major backers ready to make sure it succeeds.
October 18, 2013 in Venture Capital
They Raised $1 Million and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

They Raised $1 Million and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

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Offering rewards -- iPad cases, dinner with the founders -- helps attract people interested in funding a new business. Here's a guide to fund-raising giveaways.
October 18, 2013 in Financing
Billionaire Reid Hoffman Reveals LinkedIn's 2004 Pitch Deck Along With Invaluable Startup Advice

Billionaire Reid Hoffman Reveals LinkedIn's 2004 Pitch Deck Along With Invaluable Startup Advice

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The LinkedIn co-founder and VC shares valuable insight on what entrepreneurs need to know when pitching their startups to investors.
October 17, 2013 in Venture Capital
Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.

Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.

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Nabbing money from outside investors isn't the only way your startup can scale. Here are three other ways to fund your company.
October 11, 2013 in Financing
10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

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A look at the crowdfunding sites with the best track records that can be used to fund businesses.
October 11, 2013 in Financing
Why Too Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know How to Raise Capital

Why Too Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know How to Raise Capital

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It's a fact: You need money to start and grow your business. Here's the problem most entrepreneurs face when it comes to capital.
October 8, 2013 in Financing
Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

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SeedInvest aims to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of companies from which to choose.
October 7, 2013 in Financing
Your Secret Decoder Ring for VC Speak

Your Secret Decoder Ring for VC Speak

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Venture capitalist Sharon Wienbar gives us the skinny on what kind of questions VCs ask and why they ask them.
October 7, 2013 in Financing
The Basics of Home Equity Financing

The Basics of Home Equity Financing

Raise money for your business from your house, but beware of losing the roof over your head.
October 7, 2013 in Financing
Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

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Under the JOBS Act, there will be new ways to raise money. But not all fund-raising is created equal.
October 7, 2013 in Venture Capital
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

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Today, the president traveled to M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Md., to deliver his latest in a series of strongly-worded attacks against House Republicans regarding the government shutdown.
October 4, 2013 in Financing
Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?

Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?

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Even though many people think the term 'crowdfunding' is universal, there are actually multiple options available for those needing to raise funds. Find out what each type is.
October 4, 2013 in Financing
Steve Case's New $200 Million VC Fund Will Invest 'Off the Beaten Path'

Steve Case's New $200 Million VC Fund Will Invest 'Off the Beaten Path'

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Billionaire Steve Case shares his plans for Revolution Ventures, which will focus on tech companies outside the proving ground of Silicon Valley.
October 1, 2013 in Venture Capital
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

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As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.
October 1, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
A Beginner's Guide to Private Equity

A Beginner's Guide to Private Equity

It may be just what an established business needs, but watch out for ruthlessness.
September 30, 2013 in Financing
What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

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U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they should take a page from the Dutch.
September 28, 2013 in Financing
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