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7 Tips for an Investment Pitch That Excites and Inspires
Raising Capital

7 Tips for an Investment Pitch That Excites and Inspires

Seeking your first round of capital can be a daunting task. Here's how to effectively position your venture by telling a compelling story that will entice investors.
Miles Jennings
13 Reasons Why Your 401(k) Is Your Riskiest Investment
Retirement Planning

13 Reasons Why Your 401(k) Is Your Riskiest Investment

The bedrock of retirement planning for millions of people is much shakier than most realize.
Garrett Gunderson
The 100 U.S. Cities Where Businesses Received the Most VC Funding
Venture Capital

The 100 U.S. Cities Where Businesses Received the Most VC Funding

In 2014, investment deals closed in a dozen cities that haven't seen VC money in at least five years.
Catherine Clifford
How to Determine the Value of Your Pre-Revenue Startup
Valuations

How to Determine the Value of Your Pre-Revenue Startup

Here are the formulas and turns of phrase the experts use to determine what your work is worth.
5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Overcome the Funding Gap
Raising Capital

5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Overcome the Funding Gap

Taking advantage of the resources and mentors available can help you overcome the hurdles to financing your startup.
Zeynep Ilgaz
Mind Over Money: The Brain Chemistry Behind Investing
Emotions

Mind Over Money: The Brain Chemistry Behind Investing

When it comes to making money with investments, it turns out emotions really do count.
Elizabeth MacBride
Box Raises IPO Share Price, Valuation Jumps to $1.67 Billion
IPO

Box Raises IPO Share Price, Valuation Jumps to $1.67 Billion

The company's biggest shareholders include venture capital firms Draper Fisher Jurvetson, U.S. Venture Partners and Coatue Management.
What You Need to Know About Credit Lines
Ask the Money Guy

What You Need to Know About Credit Lines

Our expert tells whether you need a line of credit and how big that line should be.
You Think Your Startup Is Worth How Much?
Funding

You Think Your Startup Is Worth How Much?

Here are five ways to defend your valuation to investors.
Brian Foley
Smart Jewelry Startup Ringly Cinches $5.1 Million in New Funding
Funding

Smart Jewelry Startup Ringly Cinches $5.1 Million in New Funding

Andreessen Horowitz led the Series A round for Ringly, which makes rings that discretely flash and vibrate to signify smartphone notifications.
Geoff Weiss
Here's How to Grab an Investor's Attention and Land Funding
Ask the Expert

Here's How to Grab an Investor's Attention and Land Funding

In an environment where many startups are seeking funding but few get it, entrepreneurs need to know how to stand out.
Lori Hoberman
5 Regulatory Issues That Could Affect Your Business in 2015
Regulations

5 Regulatory Issues That Could Affect Your Business in 2015

Last year was a busy one but even more changes are on the horizon this year.
Is Seeking Angel Investment a Realistic Goal for Your Startup?
Angel Investors

Is Seeking Angel Investment a Realistic Goal for Your Startup?

Do an honest self-assessment and answer these four critical questions first.
Tim Berry
Why Venture Capitalists Are Turning to Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Why Venture Capitalists Are Turning to Crowdfunding

These platforms let potential investors screen startups and do their due-diligence check in a convenient, standardized fashion.
Judd Hollas