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What Being a VC Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

What Being a VC Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

After working at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, entrepreneur Louis Beryl dishes on what he learned about running a business from investors.
Who Is the Right Investor for You? That Depends on Where You Are Now.

Who Is the Right Investor for You? That Depends on Where You Are Now.

There are five stages of new ventures. Each one will determine who you should seek funding from.
3 Other Ways Entrepreneurs Can Use Crowdfunding

3 Other Ways Entrepreneurs Can Use Crowdfunding

While crowdfunding has become a popular means of raising investment by giving rewards, there are some emerging platforms that want to take crowdfunding one step further.
Why I'm Glad I Didn't Take VC Funding

Why I'm Glad I Didn't Take VC Funding

While many entrepreneurs are clamoring to get their hands on some outside funding, some founders aren't really down with that strategy.
On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name Investors

On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name Investors

A cross between Peapod and Uber, Instacart allows customers to select items online from their favorite grocery stores and have them picked up and delivered by locals.
3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail to Secure Funding

3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail to Secure Funding

The necessity of learning from past failures and adjusting your investor pitch to avoid the mistakes that have led many other startups down the road to failure has never been more important.
Secure That First Investor, and the Rest Will Come

Secure That First Investor, and the Rest Will Come

Venture capital's dirty little secret: investors don't like going it alone.
Uber Breaks a Record With Its Latest Funding Round

Uber Breaks a Record With Its Latest Funding Round

With $1.2 billion from Fidelity and others, Uber sets the bar for other private companies in VC funding.
How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market

How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market

CardioInsight found a way to 3D map the heart's electrical activity, but it took a village of funding resources to get there.
The Correct Answers to 'How Will You Use My Money?'

The Correct Answers to 'How Will You Use My Money?'

Investors need to be assured your business is in good shape. It also helps to not proclaim your desire for a new car.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Nabbing an Angel Round

A Step-by-Step Guide to Nabbing an Angel Round

With many entrepreneurs stating their major concern is capital, getting outside funding can be imperative to a startup's success. Here are a few tips on getting your first round.
4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before Meeting an Investor

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before Meeting an Investor

You’ve worked hard to negotiate through the right networks and land this meeting. Don’t let a lack of preparation and practice keep you from getting in the game.
5 Early Funding Mistakes that Can Kill Your Company in the Long Run

5 Early Funding Mistakes that Can Kill Your Company in the Long Run

While entrepreneurs may strive to raise a lot of money or seek a high valuation, these aspirations can end up hurting you down the road.
How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process

How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process

Researchers can monetize their innovations if they keep this entrepreneur's lessons learned in mind.
The 4 Pitfalls Small Businesses Face

The 4 Pitfalls Small Businesses Face

Launching and running a company is no walk in the park. Be aware of these challenges before you jump into starting a business.
How This Tech Startup Is Renovating the $12 Trillion Commercial Real-Estate Industry

How This Tech Startup Is Renovating the $12 Trillion Commercial Real-Estate Industry

By digitizing age-old processes, View The Space has revolutionized the way that commercial real-estate owners and brokers conduct business.
Swagbucks Wants to Be Your eBay, Google and YouTube

Swagbucks Wants to Be Your eBay, Google and YouTube

In a push to become a household name, the online rewards company just raised $60 million in funding and made Fandago's Chuck Davis its new CEO.
SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators

SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators

The Small Business Administration is looking to level the funding playing field across the country.
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.
These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding

These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding

One is for early detection of ovarian cancer, the other is a microendoscope that gynecologists can use in their exam rooms. Both aim to make a difference in patients' lives.
With $6.4 Million in New Funding, This 3-D Printed Insole Maker Is Looking Hot

With $6.4 Million in New Funding, This 3-D Printed Insole Maker Is Looking Hot

3-D printing’s power lies not in its ability to create novelty items, but to lower the cost of customization.
How to Get Former Employers and Co-Workers to Invest in Your Startup

How to Get Former Employers and Co-Workers to Invest in Your Startup

Three tips to keep in mind when asking people who once managed or worked with you for money.
The Gospel of Guy Kawasaki: 4 Startup Secrets to Getting Growth Right

The Gospel of Guy Kawasaki: 4 Startup Secrets to Getting Growth Right

The noted tech evangelist shares why entrepreneurs should imbue their businesses with deeper meaning, and how the venture capital funding paradigm has radically shifted.
Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth

Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth

To understand growth, understand the factors that create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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