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Determining Board Control Doesn't Have to Be Stressful. Here's What to Do.
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If entrepreneurs raise a round of capital the more than likely will face the angst-inducing conundrum of determining board structure. Here are a few pointers.
April 22, 2014 in Money
The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors

The Money-Raising Marathon: Preparing to Pitch Investors

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Pitching to investors can be a full-time job, but if you prepare yourself for meetings, it can save you precious time.
April 18, 2014 in Money
Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

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Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban.
April 15, 2014 in Money
This Billionaire Just Gave 10 Startups $100,000 Each on a Whim

This Billionaire Just Gave 10 Startups $100,000 Each on a Whim

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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.
April 4, 2014 in Money
Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate

Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate

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Venture capital and angel investors are sinking money into startups that are innovating the way that buildings are bought.
April 1, 2014 in Money
Private Companies Publicly Fundraising: Where's The Money Going?

Private Companies Publicly Fundraising: Where's The Money Going?

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It's been nearly six months since private companies were given legal permission to publicly advertise their fundraising efforts. Here's a look at how it has paid off so far.
March 7, 2014 in Money
Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million

Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million

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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.
January 28, 2014 in Financing
These Angel Investors Want to Make Bitcoin 'Sexy' for Average People

These Angel Investors Want to Make Bitcoin 'Sexy' for Average People

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BitAngels has already put $7 million into early-stage Bitcoin startups since May 2013 -- and there's $50 million more where that came from.
January 24, 2014 in Angel Investors
What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

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Dow Jones VentureSource released its U.S. venture capital report today showing where VCs were investing, both by industry and geographically in 2013.
January 23, 2014 in Venture Capital
4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup

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Be prepared to communicate these points, and you'll be speaking your investor's language.
December 26, 2013 in Startup Financing
Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year

Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year

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Entrepreneurs tend to over-promise when pitching their startup at the earliest stages, investors say.
November 19, 2013 in Angel Investors
SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

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More than a year after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, the Commission released rules for regulating equity crowdfunding. Here's what you need to know.
October 23, 2013 in Financing
Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

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Despite five consecutive quarterly increases, Silicon Valley confidence still lags behind that seen in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
October 22, 2013 in Venture Capital
What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

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U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they should take a page from the Dutch.
September 27, 2013 in Financing
AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough

AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough

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With the recent lift on the ban of general solicitation, the SEC also ruled that a third party has to verify that an investor is accredited. AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant says there are other critical components to be sure an investor is ready to play ball.
September 27, 2013 in Angel Investors
What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Historic Change in General Solicitation Law That Goes Into Effect September 23

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Historic Change in General Solicitation Law That Goes Into Effect September 23

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The 80-year-old ban on private companies advertising their fundraising efforts lifts on Monday, and the industry is largely cautious, waiting for the SEC to hand down more details on how the change will be regulated.
September 18, 2013 in Financing

The Do's and Don'ts of Meeting With Investors

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Lightbank VC investor Paul Lee gives us the skinny on what young entrepreneurs should and shouldn't do when meeting investors.
August 12, 2013 in Financing
Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye

Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye

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The National Venture Capital Association released its first brand influence study on the venture capital industry today.
July 23, 2013 in Venture Capital

Angel Investors' New Mantra: 'Go (South) West, Young Man' (Infographic)

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Silicon Valley may still be the king of the U.S.'s startup ecosystem but angel investors are increasingly spreading their wings.
July 19, 2013 in Starting a Business
What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)

What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)

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Here's a look at how the SEC's vote to remove the ban on general solicitation will impact access to capital in the startup community.
July 12, 2013 in Financing
The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

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Entrepreneurs looking to grow quickly often exchange portions of their company for cash several times in their company's lifecycle. Here is a look at what that path can look like.
May 10, 2013 in Startup Financing
At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

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During a panel discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, investors discussed when and how young entrepreneurs should go down the venture capital route.
May 1, 2013 in Startup Financing
Pitch Perfect: How to Prepare to Speak in Front of Investors

Pitch Perfect: How to Prepare to Speak in Front of Investors

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Here's a guide for how to prepare your pitch for angel investors and venture capitalists the likes of Chris Dixon.
April 22, 2013 in Startup Financing
Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter

Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter

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A new report shows an overall decline in investment dollars and deals but a brighter outlook for the software sector.
April 19, 2013 in Financing
What Angel Investors Want Now

What Angel Investors Want Now

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The second annual Halo Report released today shows where angels are excited to invest, both by sector and geographically, and how much they are commonly investing.
April 16, 2013 in Startup Financing

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