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Why VCs Often Turn Away Promising Investments
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?
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Which Type of Crowdfunding Is Best for You?

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

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

Billionaire Steve Case shares his plans for Revolution Ventures, which will focus on tech companies outside the proving ground of Silicon Valley.
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses
SBA and Government Funding

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

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

A Beginner's Guide to Private Equity

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

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.
AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough
Angel Investors

AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough

With the recent lift on the ban of general solicitation, the SEC also ruled that a third party has to verify that an investor is accredited. AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant says there are other critical components to be sure an investor is ready to play ball.
Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another
Financing

Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another

For our series The Grind, the founder of Travefy offers up advice on securing external capital.
Your Top 5 Crowdfunding Questions Answered
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Your Top 5 Crowdfunding Questions Answered

A crowdfunding expert answers the most frequently asked questions about this new way of raising startup funds for your business.
Ditch the Business Plan, Get Online and Other Tips for Dealing With Investors
Financing

Ditch the Business Plan, Get Online and Other Tips for Dealing With Investors

Venture capitalist John Frankel offers up advice on how to meet and pitch investors.
PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes
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PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes

The online payments giant is getting into the finance market, providing access to credit based entirely on sales history – no credit check required.
Financing

The Basics of Using Credit Cards to Fund Your New Business

Don't swipe the plastic too carelessly, because it's a double-edged sword.
AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts
Venture Capital

AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts

The online platform where investors and startups connect has reportedly raised $24 million in an investment round.
How to See Your Startup Through The Eyes of Investors
Venture Capital

How to See Your Startup Through The Eyes of Investors

Understanding exactly what investors want before you go into a VC pitch will help ensure you connect with investors and close the deal.
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