Startup Financing

How to Finance a Startup Today
Startup Financing

How to Finance a Startup Today

When the bank of mom and dad shuts down, here are some startup funding resources for you.
Venture Capital Trends by State, Industry (Infographic)
Venture and Angel Investors

Venture Capital Trends by State, Industry (Infographic)

Venture capitalists invest approximately $20 billion a year into U.S. companies. Where does the money go? This infographic has the answers.
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 Is a Terrible Idea
Startup Financing

Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea

Equity crowdfunding proposes a fair shot for all entrepreneurs, but as with most things in a capitalist structure, only the strong will survive.
The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity
Startup Financing

The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

From scope creep to the opportunity to cash in, a look at the good and bad of working in exchange for equity.
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.
Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge
Startup Financing

Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge

The stakes for this year's Hult Prize challengers has never been higher, as they gear up for battle at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.
The Basics of Crowdfunding
Financing

The Basics of Crowdfunding

Small investments from a lot of people can equal a lot of money.
The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family
Financing

The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family

Make your personal network your first investors, but don't make it too informal.
Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup
Startup Financing

Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect dishes on what he wished he would have known before joining an accelerator.
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.
4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital
Venture and Angel Investors

4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital

Venture capitalists are not just looking for the best idea. They want to make sure you know how to pitch it.
New Global Conference for Tech Startups Lands in Unexpected U.S. City
News and Trends

New Global Conference for Tech Startups Lands in Unexpected U.S. City

The three-day Startup Phenomenon conference will focus on how communities can foster entrepreneurship.
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.
Netscape's 18th Birthday Is Today. Here's Why You Should Care.
News and Trends

Netscape's 18th Birthday Is Today. Here's Why You Should Care.

Netscape's memory has left a complicated free-market legacy, with some good and bad effects felt nearly two decades down the line.
The Buck Stops Here: How to Make Invoicing Less Excruciating
Business Management

The Buck Stops Here: How to Make Invoicing Less Excruciating

To take the sting out of the annoying task of invoicing, consider the tips.
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.
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.
A Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Business Credit
Business Management

A Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Business Credit

When it comes to launching a business, running out of cash is a big, albeit common, problem. To avoid this fate, here are ten steps for amping up your company's credit record.
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.
Students Funding Students: A Look at Campus-Based Investment Funds
Startup Financing

Students Funding Students: A Look at Campus-Based Investment Funds

In the race to find the next young entrepreneurial dynamo, VC firms are increasingly putting students in control of the selection process.
The Art and Science of Company Valuations (Infographic)
Financing

The Art and Science of Company Valuations (Infographic)

See a visual explanation of how young companies are valued, in some cases before they're even making money.
The $37 Investor: When Publicity Is Worth More Than Cash
Startup Financing

The $37 Investor: When Publicity Is Worth More Than Cash

A web personality takes six budding startups under his wing and gives them each $37 in financing.
5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign
Startup Financing

5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

YogoSport founder Ryon Lane offers advice to young entrepreneurs about how to make your Kickstarter project a success.
Looking to Raise Capital? Exhaust All Your Options.
Startup Basics

Looking to Raise Capital? Exhaust All Your Options.

Entrepreneur Liz Elam shares her insights on raising capital to launch a startup.
5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding
Financing

5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

Investor Peter S. Cohan gives us the lowdown about scenarios when a young entrepreneur should turn to investors for funds.
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