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Rock The Post's Tanya Privé on the Future of Crowdfunding

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This start-up crowdfunding site isn't just up against giants like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it also has the JOBS Act to contend with. Here, the founder dishes on the site's progress and overcoming obstacles.
September 12, 2012 in Profiles
Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

Move Over, Kickstarter: Microfunding Sites Target Local Communities

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Several new funding sites are emerging to give entrepreneurs and creatives the chance to realize their goals one step -- and one community -- at a time.
August 23, 2012 in Financing
Angel Investor Esther Dyson on the Traits of Rock Star Tech Leaders

Angel Investor Esther Dyson on the Traits of Rock Star Tech Leaders

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An investor in companies such as Flickr and del.icio.us, Dyson shares insights on building a thriving company.
July 27, 2012 in Leadership

How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway

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Student entrepreneur Eric Muli reveals how hard work, rejection and a little luck helped him land an investor for his startup.
July 25, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

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In starting up, whatever you do, do not miss an opportunity to meet tastemakers like Sir Richard Branson. Here's how two young founders met the billionaire and won him over.
July 11, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Shark Tank vs. KickStarter: How One Startup Used Both to Launch

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When deals fall apart, it can often be for the best. For this business owner, the upside of losing angel funding was retaining equity and control over his company.
June 11, 2012 in Financing
7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

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Even as the shark-infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
June 7, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

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Whether your investors are friends and family or VCs, here's a guideline on how to pay yourself as your startup grows.
June 7, 2012 in Getting Started

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'SharkTank'

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Even as the shark infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
May 24, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
3 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors

3 Things You Must Know Before Pitching Investors

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Consider these tips before you seek funding for your startup, whether from angel investors or VCs.
May 18, 2012 in Venture Capital
Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

Angels, Equity and a Shark of One's Own

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Many small-business owners who hope to land angel funding have expectations that are wildly unrealistic. Here's a reality check.
May 18, 2012 in Angel Investors
Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

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With so many startups trying to follow in Facebook's -- and now Instagram's -- footsteps, they're forgetting one very important element: money.
April 10, 2012 in Venture and Angel Investors
How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

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Here's a look at what happened to three companies once their young founders got investors to take the bait.
April 2, 2012 in Angel Investors
Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

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Legislation headed to the President's desk could transform the way entrepreneurs access capital and the number of investors able to fund startups.
March 28, 2012 in Financing
Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

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Guest "Shark" and QVC Queen dishes about her time on the reality TV show and what she likes to hear in an entrepreneur's pitch.
March 15, 2012 in Startup Financing
Video: Inside the SXSW Startup CompetitionPlay Video

Inside the SXSW Startup Competition (Video)

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Entrepreneur's Colleen DeBaise reports on the SXSW Accelerator competition at the South By Southwest festival.
March 14, 2012 in Venture and Angel Investors
Let Small Investors Join Angel Groups (Opinion)

Let Small Investors Join Angel Groups (Opinion)

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Being rich does little to protect an investor from fraud. Often there is safety in numbers.
February 28, 2012 in Angel Investors
10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch

10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch

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Wooing investors is a challenge even for entrepreneurs who're enthusiastic about their business. Here are ten tips on how to craft your investor pitch.
February 14, 2012 in Angel Investors
How One Entrepreneur Used the Law of Publicity to Get Investors

How One Entrepreneur Used the Law of Publicity to Get Investors

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Getting turned down by the 'Sharks' was the best thing to happen to one contestant.
February 2, 2012 in Getting Press
Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?

Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?

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See what's coming up on both shows this season, which kicks off this week.
January 19, 2012 in Venture and Angel Investors
Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

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Should federal law be changed to allow crowdfunding to become more widespread? Here's why that may be a bad idea.
December 23, 2011 in Startup Financing
Venture Investors Spar Over the Tech Bubble

Venture Investors Spar Over the Tech Bubble

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Call it a bubble or not, Groupon's lower valuation may throw a wrench in it.
October 21, 2011 in IPOs and DPOs
An Insider's Take on Attracting Angel Investment

An Insider's Take on Attracting Angel Investment

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James Hunt, an angel investor and adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, shares his secrets on getting attention from financial backers.
October 6, 2011 in Angel Investors
Video: Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Tapping Home Equity for Your BusinessPlay Video

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Tapping Home Equity for Your Business (Video)

Shark Tank judge and investor Barbara Corcoran on whether pulling equity out of home is still a viable way to fund a business. Taking big risks can be necessary to stay afloat, she says. In bad markets, she has exhausted her options to remain in business.
October 3, 2011 in Financing
Video: Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on How She Evaluates Business PitchesPlay Video

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on How She Evaluates Business Pitches (Video)

Shark Tank judge and angel investor Barbara Corcoran says being able to 'take a hit' is vital for entrepreneurial success. The show's stars hear 30 or more pitches a day and listen for passion and persistence as they make investment decisions.
September 27, 2011 in Financing

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