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NY Angels' Brian Cohen on How to Get 'Smart' Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea
Financing

NY Angels' Brian Cohen on How to Get 'Smart' Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

In his new book, angel investor Brian Cohen talks about the importance of getting smart money for your startup.
How Entrepreneur Friendly are the Top 10 Startup Hubs?
Startup Financing

How Entrepreneur Friendly are the Top 10 Startup Hubs?

Before you pack your bags and head off to Silicon Valley, check out how the top startup ecosystems rank when it comes to ease of starting a business.
Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders
Financing

Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

An art school uses an online lending matchmaker to find capital.
A Chance to Win $50,000 and Mentorship From TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie
Startup Financing

A Chance to Win $50,000 and Mentorship From TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie

GOOD and TOMS are teaming up to help one lucky social entrepreneur turn her dream into a reality.
The Bitcoin Buzz and How Young Entrepreneurs are Cashing In
News and Trends

The Bitcoin Buzz and How Young Entrepreneurs are Cashing In

Even with its roller-coaster volatility, young entrepreneurs are banking on the digital currency.
The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)
Startup Financing

The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

Entrepreneurs looking to grow quickly often exchange portions of their company for cash several times in their company's lifecycle. Here is a look at what that path can look like.
From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding
Startup Financing

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

Tracy DiNunzio, the founder of online fashion marketplace Tradesy, shares her best advice for accessing startup funding when you are a statistical outlier.
Unreasonable at Sea: Entrepreneurs Dock at the State Department
Startup Financing

Unreasonable at Sea: Entrepreneurs Dock at the State Department

After four months of sailing around the world, entrepreneurs participating in the Unreasonable at Sea accelerator program convene in Washington D.C. to chat about their experiences and rub elbows with investors.
At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing
Startup Financing

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

During a panel discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, investors discussed when and how young entrepreneurs should go down the venture capital route.
How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox
Profiles

How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs
Startup Financing

Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

Having a killer business idea is key, but it won't necessarily help get your foot in the door when you're looking for funding. Sometimes the best way to grab someone's attention is to get creative.
The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success
Startup Financing

The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success

In launching a startup, a great idea and business acumen are key ingredients. But they're nothing without confidence. Here's how to win over investors, employees and customers.
Richard Branson on Convincing Investors to Fund Your Tech Startup
Financing

Richard Branson on Convincing Investors to Fund Your Tech Startup

Virgin's founder weighs in on what questions to ask yourself when determining whether your business will attract investors.
Pitch Perfect: How to Prepare to Speak in Front of Investors
Startup Financing

Pitch Perfect: How to Prepare to Speak in Front of Investors

Here's a guide for how to prepare your pitch for angel investors and venture capitalists the likes of Chris Dixon.
What Angel Investors Want Now
Startup Financing

What Angel Investors Want Now

The second annual Halo Report released today shows where angels are excited to invest, both by sector and geographically, and how much they are commonly investing.
The Rising Threat of Patent Trolls and What You Can Do to Protect Your Startup
Startup Basics

The Rising Threat of Patent Trolls and What You Can Do to Protect Your Startup

Tim Sparapani of Application Developers Alliance provides insight into the world of patent trolls.
College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University
Startup Financing

College Entrepreneurs to Compete for Big Money Prizes at Rice University

One of the largest -- and richest -- business plan competitions in the country kicks off today.
Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger
Financing

Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

Fewer private U.S. venture-capital funds are raising money to invest in startups, the National Venture Capital Association says. The biggest players are at the top, the smallest are at the bottom and the midsize firms watch the clock tick.
Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment
Startup Financing

Funding 101: How to Position Your Startup as a Good Investment

Why you should look beyond bootstrapping and loans from friends and family to set your company up for success and win investors.
Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch
Financing

Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

Market research data shows that 308 active crowdfunding platforms raised $2.7 billion last year. In 2013, the industry is expected to raise $5.1 billion. Here's a look at where the rapidly-evolving industry is heading.
'Entourage' Star Adrian Grenier Starts Music Incubator
Startup Financing

'Entourage' Star Adrian Grenier Starts Music Incubator

While the young actor has already co-founded or invested in several startups, this time Grenier is changing his tune. Brian Solis spoke with him about his new venture.
Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator
Startup Financing

Not Your Traditional Incubator: Rokk3r Labs, a Hybrid Investor-Accelerator

Miami-based venture creates fast time-to-market recipe
4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act
Venture and Angel Investors

4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act

When it comes to landing startup capital, crowdfunding can be a young entrepreneur's best friend. Given the new crowdfudning law, though, here are a few changes that'll pay to know sooner than later.
Angel Investment Clubs Offer a Ray of Hope -- and Capital
Startup Financing

Angel Investment Clubs Offer a Ray of Hope -- and Capital

From Silicon Valley to the Gulf Coast, angel investment clubs are looking to fund local startups that solve problems across a variety of industries.
How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?
Venture and Angel Investors

How Much Traction Is Enough for Investors?

Besides the famed "hockey stick" adoption rate, here are a few ideas for showing investors why they should pay attention to your startup.
How One Young Trep Landed Venture Funding After Getting Booted from Y Combinator
Startup Financing

How One Young Trep Landed Venture Funding After Getting Booted from Y Combinator

In starting up, sometimes the best experiences can come from the worst ones.
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