Venture Capital

Uber Competitor Lyft Eyes $150 Million in New Funding
Money

Uber Competitor Lyft Eyes $150 Million in New Funding

The San Francisco-based company known for the pink mustaches adhered to the front of the cars in its network is looking to close in on its fourth round of fundraising.
More Money, More Problems: The Down Side of a Mega Valuation
Venture Capital

More Money, More Problems: The Down Side of a Mega Valuation

The bragging rights may be tempting, but achieving a jaw-dropping valuation for your company can cause problems down the line.
Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?
Money

Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?

These four things may be even more important to investors than a solid business idea.
These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded
The 'Treps

These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded

Three entrepreneurs share the surprising ways they were able to launch their businesses.
Are Candy Crush and WhatsApp Really in it for the Long Haul?
Technology

Are Candy Crush and WhatsApp Really in it for the Long Haul?

People are betting big on Candy Crush and WhatsApp, but some fear a social-gaming bubble is building.
The Cloud Wars Rage On: Dropbox Raises Mega Money as Box Has Reportedly Filed for IPO
Grow Your Business

The Cloud Wars Rage On: Dropbox Raises Mega Money as Box Has Reportedly Filed for IPO

After weeks of speculation, SEC documents confirm that San Francisco-based Dropbox has raised another monster-sized round of cash.
The Story of Sequoia Capital's $6.4 Billion 'Revenge' on Mark Zuckerberg
Technology

The Story of Sequoia Capital's $6.4 Billion 'Revenge' on Mark Zuckerberg

How the top venture capital firm had the last laugh -- all the way to the bank.
Uber Competitor Sidecar Now Lets Drivers Set Their Own Prices
Technology

Uber Competitor Sidecar Now Lets Drivers Set Their Own Prices

With a $10 million venture capital infusion and a revamped business model, the lesser-known ridesharing app revs up to roll over the competition.
Peter Thiel's Newest Obsession: Nanotechnology.
News and Trends

Peter Thiel's Newest Obsession: Nanotechnology.

The co-founder of Palantir and PayPal has invested in and joined the board of Nanotronics Imaging, a microscopy and software company.
13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid
Startup Basics

13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

Companies plagued by any of these problems are likely headed for failure.
ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding
Startup Financing

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

The cloud-based payroll company plans to hire more employees and extend its reach.
This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia
Startup Financing

This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

Egg-replacement startup Hampton Creek has raised its biggest round of funding to date thanks to the investment of Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing.
Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses
Venture Capital

Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses

The team behind online marketplace Abe's Market already gives natural product entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their products. Now, they want to help them grow their businesses by making direct investments.
'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'
Getting Started

'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'

While an absence of funding can feel discouraging, don't let investment serve as the sole barometer for the worth of your enterprise.
Paula Deen Is Cooking Up a Comeback
Venture Capital

Paula Deen Is Cooking Up a Comeback

Paula Deen has received a $75 to $100 million cash injection from private-equity firm Najafi Companies, as a concentrated and passionate fan base continues to rally around the embattled chef.
What Keeps a City's Startup Scene Hot? Cambridge Shares Its Secrets.
News and Trends

What Keeps a City's Startup Scene Hot? Cambridge Shares Its Secrets.

Tech firms don’t just fall from the sky; the nation’s leading hubs foster a favorable business climate for innovation. But, as those in Cambridge, Mass., will tell you, the rest is up to the locals.
The 3 Decisions We Didn't Make That Totally Changed Our Business
Growth Strategies

The 3 Decisions We Didn't Make That Totally Changed Our Business

With some decisions, it's better to not decide-- yet.
Why So Many Startups Never Reach Their Second Funding Round
Venture Capital

Why So Many Startups Never Reach Their Second Funding Round

Seed funding often gives a company more opportunities to fail, not succeed.
Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.
Management & Operations

Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.

By presenting dense technical text in a simple visual format, patent maps can be efficient tools for reading a competitive landscape, preforming due diligence and even forecasting upcoming trends.
When to Say No to Venture Capital
Venture Capital

When to Say No to Venture Capital

Instead of seeking financing, Ryan Smith spent four years bootstrapping to get his company off the ground. Here's why.
Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years
Venture Capital

Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years

Confidence among West Coast startup investors has reached a level not seen since 2007. For some VCs, though, the level of excitement is something to be cautious about.
Who Would Win the VC Super Bowl: Washington or Colorado? (Infographic)
Venture Capital

Who Would Win the VC Super Bowl: Washington or Colorado? (Infographic)

As the Seahawks and the Broncos prepare for the Super Bowl, Washington and Colorado go head to head in venture capital activity.
Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million
Financing

Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million

The San Francisco-based fundraising platform secured a hefty pile of cash which it will use to grow globally and make its platform more mobile-friendly.
Vesting: A Founder's Need to Earn Equity
Venture Capital

Vesting: A Founder's Need to Earn Equity

An insider's take on what you need to know about vesting provisions in venture capital deals.
What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For
Venture Capital

What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

Dow Jones VentureSource released its U.S. venture capital report today showing where VCs were investing, both by industry and geographically in 2013.
Head in the Clouds: Dropbox Reportedly Valued at $10 Billion
Venture Capital

Head in the Clouds: Dropbox Reportedly Valued at $10 Billion

In its latest round of fundraising, the cloud storage company raised a reported $250 to $400 million at a valuation of $10 billion.
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