Venture Capital

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.
Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions
Venture Capital

Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions

Most dividend provisions fall into one of three categories. Do you understand the differences between them?
One Silicon Valley Investor Has a Wacky Proposal to Carve Up California Into 6 Separate States
Venture Capital

One Silicon Valley Investor Has a Wacky Proposal to Carve Up California Into 6 Separate States

The idea: Provide California residents, businesses and politics to 'start fresh.'
Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise
Venture Capital

Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise

The largest Bitcoin service in the U.S. just got a major push to expand its business.
Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention
Financing

Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention

With an onslaught of startups looking to raise funds, entrepreneurs need to have their game face on to get the attention of a VC. Here are three tips to help you with your approach.
7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch
Financing

7 Ways to Kill a Perfect Investor Pitch

The very fact that investors are in front of you means they're interested in hearing your pitch. You already have their attention; the trick is keeping it.
Steve Case's Revolution Growth Invests $22 Million to Help Sweetgreen Become 'Chipotle of Salads'
Profiles

Steve Case's Revolution Growth Invests $22 Million to Help Sweetgreen Become 'Chipotle of Salads'

Three college kids from Georgetown launched a salad shop on the cusp of the Great Recession. Having managed to thrive in the six years since, it is now poised for explosive growth.
Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs
Business Ideas

Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

Going into business doesn't require sacrificing your ideals. Here are three lessons we learned about doing good and doing well.
Should You Go East Or West for Your Venture Capital?
Venture Capital

Should You Go East Or West for Your Venture Capital?

There are big differences between venture capital firms on the East and West Coasts. Here's what you need to know to pick the right one.
Why Venture Capitalists Don't Care About Your Pitch
Venture Capital

Why Venture Capitalists Don't Care About Your Pitch

Ideas are really the easy part of a startup; what VC's are increasingly looking for is the ability to execute.
Financing

What This Female CEO Learned About Gender Bias After Pitching 200 VCs

Women tend to undersell their vision compared to men when pitching VCs, but there's more to successful pitching than a big promise. Here's one CEO's lessons.
An Online Marketplace Brings Made-to-Order Goods to the Internet
Online Marketing

An Online Marketplace Brings Made-to-Order Goods to the Internet

On CustomMade.com, buyers post a photo or a description of what they want and craftspeople bid on the project.
Where Startup Funding Really Comes From (Infographic)
Financing

Where Startup Funding Really Comes From (Infographic)

VCs and angel investors get a lot of attention, but personal loans and credit, followed by investments from friends and family, are the top funding sources for startups.
Report: Dropbox Eyeing $8 Billion Valuation
Starting a Business

Report: Dropbox Eyeing $8 Billion Valuation

The online data-storage company is reportedly looking to raise $250 million in the next few weeks, seeking a valuation of about $8 billion.
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