Venture Capital

'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.
Contently's New $9 Million Crown Proves Content Is King
Marketing Basics

Contently's New $9 Million Crown Proves Content Is King

Contently, a startup transforming the way journalists and marketing companies do business, has raised $9 million in Series B funding.
E-Reading Startup Oyster Raises $14 Million
Venture Capital

E-Reading Startup Oyster Raises $14 Million

Oyster, which employs a business model similar to Netflix, received $14 million in its second round of financing.
Is Your Product a 'Vitamin' or 'Painkiller?'
Startup Basics

Is Your Product a 'Vitamin' or 'Painkiller?'

Make sure your product is something that your clients need to have, otherwise your revenue potential will be low.
3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding
Startup Financing

3 Ways to Boost Your 'Executive Presence' While Pitching for Funding

An entrepreneur has precious little time to convince anyone they are the real deal. Here are some ways to help your chances.
Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding
Startup Financing

Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding

These ladies have found success getting money for their companies. Here's how they did it.
Why Updated VC Models Are a Win for Entrepreneurs
Venture Capital

Why Updated VC Models Are a Win for Entrepreneurs

Good companies are always desirable, but the level of demand right now is unprecedented.
Uber Deepens Discounts on Its UberX Service
News and Trends

Uber Deepens Discounts on Its UberX Service

The venture-funded startup will reduce prices of its UberX service by 15 to 34 percent in many of the cities where it is currently available.
Aereo Just Raised $34 Million to Expand 50 Percent in Next 3 Months
Venture Capital

Aereo Just Raised $34 Million to Expand 50 Percent in Next 3 Months

Broadcasters want the U.S. Supreme Court to shut down Aereo, but investors are placing a big bet on its future survival.
Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App
Financing

Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App

You have a great idea for an app, but how do you find the funds you need to develop it?
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Kirsten Green.
Financing

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Kirsten Green.

The investor behind hot startups Warby Parker, Birchbox and Bonobos is looking to take your questions.
Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital
Venture and Angel Investors

Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital

Entrepreneurs seek venture capital, even though it is financially unattractive. Think twice about jumping in. The water is deep.
4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup
Startup Financing

4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

Be prepared to communicate these points, and you'll be speaking your investor's language.
A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding
Financing

A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding

After a false start, Lindsay Gaskin tweaked her business model and gained the attention of major investors.
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