Financing

Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding
Financing

Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding

Subscription-commerce business The Honest Company has just closed a round of funding for expansion and growth.
A Business Plan for the Startup Economy
Financing

A Business Plan for the Startup Economy

Access to capital is key in helping high-growth startups get off the ground and running. Here are two ways to help get them there.
How to Spread the Word About Your Crowdfunding Campaign
Financing

How to Spread the Word About Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding is not a 'set it and forget it' proposition. Running a successful campaign requires being fearless in getting out and spreading the word about your venture.
Why Now Is the Time to Seek Startup Funding
Financing

Why Now Is the Time to Seek Startup Funding

Never before have there been so many places for those seeking and those providing capital to connect.
Zombie VC Firms Can Be an Entrepreneur's Nightmare
Venture Capital

Zombie VC Firms Can Be an Entrepreneur's Nightmare

Entrepreneurs, beware: When a VC firm shuts down, the obligation to deliver a return on the investment rarely goes away.
How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign
Payments & Collections

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

You need a crowd to fund your idea. Here are the sources you should tap to spread the word about your crowdfunding campaign.
Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low
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Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

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

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

Read the second part of a series that walks you step-by-step through a venture capital deal.
How to Set a Crowdfunding Goal
Financing

How to Set a Crowdfunding Goal

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.
4 Famous Crowdfunding Fails
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4 Famous Crowdfunding Fails

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

SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

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.
5 Things Twitter Needs to Answer on Its IPO Roadshow
IPOs and DPOs

5 Things Twitter Needs to Answer on Its IPO Roadshow

Under traditional metrics, there is no way to justify Twitter's expected valuation. More answers are needed.
Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows
Venture Capital

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

Despite five consecutive quarterly increases, Silicon Valley confidence still lags behind that seen in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
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807 Franchise Opportunities

Ready to be your own boss? Check out our list of available franchises and business opportunities.
Why VCs Often Turn Away Promising Investments
Venture Capital

Why VCs Often Turn Away Promising Investments

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.
Launching Today: Silicon Valley Venture Fund for Big Data Startups
Venture Capital

Launching Today: Silicon Valley Venture Fund for Big Data Startups

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

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

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

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

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

10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

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

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

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.
Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out
Financing

Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

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.
Your Secret Decoder Ring for VC Speak
Financing

Your Secret Decoder Ring for VC Speak

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

The Basics of Home Equity Financing

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

Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

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

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

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.
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