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Beyond the Big Guys: 13 Smaller VCs to Keep on Your Radar (Infographic)
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Beyond the Big Guys: 13 Smaller VCs to Keep on Your Radar (Infographic)

A look at up-and-coming venture capital firms and what they like to invest in.
Peter Thiel on Competition, Brainwashing and Forging Your Own Path
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Peter Thiel on Competition, Brainwashing and Forging Your Own Path

The controversial innovator and member of the 'PayPal mafia' talks about competition, the advantages young entrepreneurs have, what he is glad he didn't know when starting up.
Claim to Be the Uber of X. Enliven Your Company With the Right Analogy.
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Claim to Be the Uber of X. Enliven Your Company With the Right Analogy.

Give your startup some inspiration by modeling it after a successful enterprise. This will help you explain your business to outsiders and provide insights for future direction.
Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make Pitching to Venture Capitalists
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Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make Pitching to Venture Capitalists

Female founders seeking funding for their firm should review these four tips. Otherwise they could lose out in the competition for financing.
Big Money: VC Investing Is Hot in 2014
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Big Money: VC Investing Is Hot in 2014

More than $33 billion was invested in startups by venture capitalists in the first three quarters of this year, surpassing the $30 billion invested by venture capitalists in all of 2013.
Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs
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Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs

Drive, passion and determination don't pay the bills; money does. Here are the wise ways the 'Queen of QVC' saved cash as an early entrepreneur and how you can, too.
The Golden Rule of Startup Capital: Don't Waste Money
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The Golden Rule of Startup Capital: Don't Waste Money

For ambitious entrepreneurs, keep this one rule in mind when preparing your pitch to investors.
3 Ways VCs Can Add Value to Your Startup Beyond the Cash
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3 Ways VCs Can Add Value to Your Startup Beyond the Cash

Turns out, there are other perks besides cash.
What Do Snoop Dogg, Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel Have in Common? Reddit, Y'all.
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What Do Snoop Dogg, Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel Have in Common? Reddit, Y'all.

With so much drama in the LBC, somehow, someway, Snoop still keeps coming up with funky-ass investments like every single day.
Why the Investment Potential of the 'Internet of Things' May Be Overblown
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Why the Investment Potential of the 'Internet of Things' May Be Overblown

Get ready for the trough of disillusionment.
The 6 Waves to Watch in the World of Crowdfunding
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The 6 Waves to Watch in the World of Crowdfunding

Given the relatively recent arrival of the crowdfunding wave to the market, following its future iterations is sure to provide interesting insights. Here are six trends to keep your eye on.
Three Years Later, Clinkle Launches Less Than Impressive App
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Three Years Later, Clinkle Launches Less Than Impressive App

The oft-maligned startup rolled out a product that looks very different from its initial $30 million idea.
Every Business Must Raise Funding and Other Startup Myths
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Every Business Must Raise Funding and Other Startup Myths

Understand what options work best for your business with these expert tips.
Starting a Business? Issues You've Likely Overlooked
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Starting a Business? Issues You've Likely Overlooked

Know the nuts and bolts of the options you're considering.
What to Think About When You Think About Advisors
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What to Think About When You Think About Advisors

Our experts explain the benefits of exploring a range of expertise.
Entrepreneurship Is a High-Stakes Game. Know Your Odds Going In. (Infographic)
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Entrepreneurship Is a High-Stakes Game. Know Your Odds Going In. (Infographic)

A snapshot of how many businesses start every month and where they get their funding.
Richard Branson Gets Into Carpooling
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Richard Branson Gets Into Carpooling

Ridesharing service Sidecar announced a $15 million Series B round from the Virgin co-founder and some top VC houses, including Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures.
Go Fund Yourself
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Go Fund Yourself

Don't waste time chasing investors. A myriad of options exist for ambitious entrepreneurs seeking to expand their startup and in need of financing.
Venture Capitalists Can Be a Blessing or a Curse
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Venture Capitalists Can Be a Blessing or a Curse

When entrepreneurs opt for this type of investment, they run the risk of losing control.
Salesforce Launches $100 Million Fund to Invest in Entrepreneurs Building Apps On Its Platform
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Salesforce Launches $100 Million Fund to Invest in Entrepreneurs Building Apps On Its Platform

Startups get cash and credibility. The San Francisco-based tech company gets a stake in the companies building on its infrastructure.
Your Startup Can Thrive Without VC That it Will Probably Never Get Anyway
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Your Startup Can Thrive Without VC That it Will Probably Never Get Anyway

Financing growth from sales is tough but the reality is very few companies receive the venture-capital funding seemingly everyone believes is indispensable.
Top 50 Universities for VC-Backed Entrepreneurs
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Top 50 Universities for VC-Backed Entrepreneurs

It's back-to-school season. Here are the leading universities producing the most VC-backed graduates.
Want to Get a VC's Attention? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things.
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Want to Get a VC's Attention? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things.

Raising capital is perhaps the most difficult challenge any entrepreneur faces in starting a business. Here are a few tips to make it less daunting.
This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment
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This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment

For the first time, the accelerator program is actively recruiting startups outside the tech space.
TOMS Lands Major Investment From Bain Capital
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TOMS Lands Major Investment From Bain Capital

Blake Mycoskie will keep a 50 percent stake in the social-good shoe startup he founded.
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