Startup Financing

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.
JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming
Financing

JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law one year ago today, and it's still not implemented.
Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success
Financing

Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

At a conference in New York City, industry experts shared tips for tapping the crowd.
'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.
10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)
Venture Capital

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

For many entrepreneurs looking to start a business, getting access to capital can be the make-or-break moment to a successful launch.
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.
The Next Big Thing in Crowdfunding: In-Person Events
Startup Financing

The Next Big Thing in Crowdfunding: In-Person Events

When it comes to landing funding, a smile and a handshake still go a long way. Check out the latest wave in crowdfunding.
Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business
Startup Financing

Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search.
Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules
Financing

Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Members of the crowdfunding community descended on Washington, D.C., calling for the regulatory agency to finalize rules.
Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything
Startup Financing

Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything

You need a lot of ingredients to launch a successful business, but a big pot of money isn't one of them. Virgin founder Richard Branson explains why.
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