Financing

6 Tips for Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch
Financing

6 Tips for Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

When all you have is 60 seconds, you'd better make them count. College entrepreneur Dwight Peters offers his top tips for polishing up your elevator pitch.
Car-Service Company Uber Reportedly Valued at $3.5 Billion
Venture Capital

Car-Service Company Uber Reportedly Valued at $3.5 Billion

The San Francisco-based limo company has also reportedly received approximately $250 million from Google Ventures, the largest investment that Google's venture capital arm has ever made.
The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch
Financing

The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch

Founder and CEO of PR firm Write2Market Lisa Calhoun offers up advice on how to deliver a pitch perfect presentation.
One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors
Financing

One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

The founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington, plans to unveil a platform targeted specifically at the household, kitchen and outdoor goods inventions niche.
'Shark Tank' Investors to Gather in D.C. for 50th Anniversary of MLK March
Financing

'Shark Tank' Investors to Gather in D.C. for 50th Anniversary of MLK March

Daymond John, Mark Cuban and others will celebrate entrepreneurship and access to startup capital for racial and ethnic minorities.
Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets
Financing

Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

The investing community slows its headlong dash into some of the riskier entrepreneurship countries, according to a new report.
An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing
Financing

An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing

A men's clothing retailer pawns his Harley-Davidson to keep his store open.
Financing

The Do's and Don'ts of Meeting With Investors

Lightbank VC investor Paul Lee gives us the skinny on what young entrepreneurs should and shouldn't do when meeting investors.
Yahoo Overpays Tumblr's David Karp By Another $81 Million
Financing

Yahoo Overpays Tumblr's David Karp By Another $81 Million

After paying $250 million to Tumblr's founder, Marissa Mayer has decided to waste another $81 million to get him to stick around.
Financing

Business Crowdfunders Face Investor Liability Minefield

Plan to raise money under the JOBS Act rules? Be prepared to verify whether your investors are accredited.
Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)
Financing

Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)

Business owners are optimistic about the U.S. economy improving and want to grow their business, but they face significant hurdles in doing so, a new report shows.
Activist Investor William Ackman Makes His Biggest Bet Ever
Financing

Activist Investor William Ackman Makes His Biggest Bet Ever

Ackman's firm Pershing Square Capital Management has acquired a 9.8 percent position in industrial gas company Air Products & Chemicals, a stake valued at $2.2 billion.
Looking for a Bank Loan? Don't Forget About the Little Guys
Financing

Looking for a Bank Loan? Don't Forget About the Little Guys

A new report says the growth rate of lending at smaller banks surpassed that of their larger peers in the second quarter.
In Turkey, a Strange Dance Between Government and Entrepreneurs
Financing

In Turkey, a Strange Dance Between Government and Entrepreneurs

Turkish startups receive substantial support from the government, yet many entrepreneurs disagree with state policies, writes Case Western's Michael Goldberg.
10 Questions to Ask Before Taking Your Company Public
IPOs and DPOs

10 Questions to Ask Before Taking Your Company Public

Here's what you need to know before making the decision to debut your company on Wall Street.
Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye
Venture Capital

Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye

The National Venture Capital Association released its first brand influence study on the venture capital industry today.
Financing

Online Lending Alternatives You Shouldn't Be Ignoring

Short and long-term online lending options could be your answer to funding your startup. Here's what you need to know about them.
10 Secrets to Successfully Pitching Investors for Big Money
Financing

10 Secrets to Successfully Pitching Investors for Big Money

A great idea doesn't cost a thing, but parlaying it into a growing business doesn't come cheap. Here's a guide to nabbing the cash you need.
Financing

Software and Biotech Companies Lead the Pack in VC Funding

Venture-capital funding increased slightly in the second quarter from the previous quarter, according to a new report.
Did Raising Money Just Get Easier? Depends Who You Are
Financing

Did Raising Money Just Get Easier? Depends Who You Are

The Security and Exchange Commission's recent lifting of a ban prohibiting entrepreneurs from being public about raising money may have changed the funding game for some. Here's how.
Financing

VC Funding of U.S. Companies Falls to Lowest Level in 3 Years

Venture-capital funding has declined sharply year-over-year in the second quarter, according to the latest data from Dow Jones VentureSource.
Funding Options For Keeping Control of Your Business
Financing

Funding Options For Keeping Control of Your Business

If you don't want to give up control of your business to outside investors, consider crowdfunding and bootstrapping.
Steve Case on Startups That Attract His Attention and What Kills a Deal
Financing

Steve Case on Startups That Attract His Attention and What Kills a Deal

Need VC? The investor and AOL co-founder on how he decides on who gets funding.
What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)
Financing

What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)

Here's a look at how the SEC's vote to remove the ban on general solicitation will impact access to capital in the startup community.
The 3 Dashboards You Must Have for Your Business Now
Cash Flow & Money Management

The 3 Dashboards You Must Have for Your Business Now

It's important to have hard figures on how your business is doing at your finger tips. Keeping track of these numbers doesn't have to take time. Here are three dashboards that will do the work for you.
An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations
Startup Financing

An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform.
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