Venture Capital

A Foolproof Guide to Raising Capital for Startups
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A Foolproof Guide to Raising Capital for Startups

Pass these nine tests and investors will beat a path to your door. Along the way you'll figure out if your firm has a great CEO.
10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup
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10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup

Beyond the glitz and hype, a new businesses may present a certain gritty reality. Steer clear if you're not prepared.
Actually, You Don't Need VC Funding to Succeed
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Actually, You Don't Need VC Funding to Succeed

It is a rare startup that has the backing of venture capital fund, so forget about wooing investors and concentrate on wooing customers with your unique selling proposition.
Shopping for Startup Capital Outside of Silicon Valley
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Shopping for Startup Capital Outside of Silicon Valley

Entrepreneurs have lots of financing options beyond checking out venture firms in California. Here are six techniques to try.
BitPay Raises Record $30 Million in Series A Funding, Biggest in Bitcoin Industry Yet
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BitPay Raises Record $30 Million in Series A Funding, Biggest in Bitcoin Industry Yet

The Atlanta Bitcoin payments pioneer closes a record-breaking funding round from billionaire Richard Branson, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, PayPal's Peter Thiel, Index Ventures and other all-star investors.
3 Alternative Tech Startup Cities With Less Traffic, More Housing (Infographic)
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3 Alternative Tech Startup Cities With Less Traffic, More Housing (Infographic)

Three Western locales previously considered vacation destinations are now alternatives to Silicon Valley life at a much more affordable price.
Why Today's Bullish Economy Is Bad for VCs, But Good for You
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Why Today's Bullish Economy Is Bad for VCs, But Good for You

A stable economy means less competition for scoring investment.
Need to Raise Money for Your Startup? This Book Might Be For You.
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Need to Raise Money for Your Startup? This Book Might Be For You.

In this video, Entrepreneur.com contributor John Rampton talks about a book that explains a topic that's very important to serious business owners: raising money.
The Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: Persistence. (See General Grant.)
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The Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: Persistence. (See General Grant.)

With slow, steady striving to solve a problem from many different angles, an innovator can arrive at a breakthrough.
Venture Capital Is In a Recovery, Not a Bubble
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Venture Capital Is In a Recovery, Not a Bubble

Just because venture investment is up doesn't mean we are awash in froth.
Inside the Mind of Big-Time Investor Fred Wilson
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Inside the Mind of Big-Time Investor Fred Wilson

In this question-and-answer interview, Wilson discusses retirement, Tumblr's exit and getting over a difficult year.
This VC Powerhouse Doesn't Want to Hear Your Elevator Pitch
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This VC Powerhouse Doesn't Want to Hear Your Elevator Pitch

No matter how smart you are or how great you startup idea is, one big investor says the elevator-style pitch doesn't work. Here's why.
Considering VC for Your Business? Here's What You Need to Know.
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Considering VC for Your Business? Here's What You Need to Know.

Three questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not you should take an investment from a company.
14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14
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14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

Thousands of books offer business, leadership or startup advice, but we've narrowed down the options to some must-reads.
Crowdfunding Live: How One Spark Ignites Ideas
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Crowdfunding Live: How One Spark Ignites Ideas

In-person events for financial prospecting provide benefits that online platforms don't: gathered masses, a pool of dedicated dollars and a chance to receive immediate project feedback.
When Trading Equity for Cash, Balance Is Everything
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When Trading Equity for Cash, Balance Is Everything

Sell too little, and you lack the resources to grow. Sell too much, and you lose control.
3 Ways for Women to Close the VC Gender Gap
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3 Ways for Women to Close the VC Gender Gap

Only 7 percent of U.S. venture capital deals go to women founders and CEOs. Let's change that statistic.
5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist
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5 Things to Look for in a Venture Capitalist

Former VC says you should approach these funders carefully, and be thorough in your research.
8 Ways to Hit a Home Run When Pitching a New Product to a Major Corporation
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8 Ways to Hit a Home Run When Pitching a New Product to a Major Corporation

A startup approaching a large company to market its wares needs to be prepared in multiple ways. Follow this guidance from a venture capital firm.
This Billionaire Just Gave 10 Startups $100,000 Each on a Whim
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This Billionaire Just Gave 10 Startups $100,000 Each on a Whim

At the first-ever Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, AOL co-founder Steve Case surprised each of the presenting entrepreneurs with a spur-of-the-moment $100,000 commitment.
Alibaba Goes In On Uber Competitor Lyft's $250 Million Round
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Alibaba Goes In On Uber Competitor Lyft's $250 Million Round

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba invested in the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company, which plans to expand internationally.
Imgur Finally Says Yes to VC Funding, Accepts $40 Million From Andreessen Horowitz
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Imgur Finally Says Yes to VC Funding, Accepts $40 Million From Andreessen Horowitz

Imgur has never accepted outside money before, calling former petitions by other venture capitalists a poor fit.
Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors
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Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors

Pitching to investors can be a daunting and at times, tough on an entrepreneur's confidence level. Here are a few tidbits of advice on pitching from an entrepreneur who has been there, done that.
Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate
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Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate

Venture capital and angel investors are sinking money into startups that are innovating the way that buildings are bought.
How to Make Time Work for You When Pitching for Funds
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How to Make Time Work for You When Pitching for Funds

The hour of the day, minutes in a slide and when your idea will pay off will determine whether you'll see any money.
Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs
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Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

Online file-storage service Box has finally filed to go public. Here's what we know.
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