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The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch

The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch

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Founder and CEO of PR firm Write2Market Lisa Calhoun offers up advice on how to deliver a pitch perfect presentation.
August 23, 2013 in Financing
4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital

4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital

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Venture capitalists are not just looking for the best idea. They want to make sure you know how to pitch it.
August 19, 2013 in Venture and Angel Investors
Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

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The investing community slows its headlong dash into some of the riskier entrepreneurship countries, according to a new report.
August 14, 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

How NerdWallet Makes Headlines Without Landing Big VC Bucks

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Self-funded startup founders may get to keep all their equity, but the process is no cake walk. Here are three major obstacles of running a bootstrapped company and how to overcome them.
July 23, 2013 in Starting a Business

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
Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

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Founder Andy Kurtzig calls Pearl.com "the Amazon.com of professional services," and he has plans to expand into the app market.
July 18, 2013 in Success Stories

Learn Before You Earn: How to Figure a Startup's Pre-Money Valuation

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Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock gives us the skinny on determining pre-money valuation and the major role it plays when raising funds.
July 17, 2013 in Startup Basics
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
An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

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Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform.
July 11, 2013 in Startup Financing

Where to Look for Investors to Fund Your Startup

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Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock provides young entrepreneurs tips on approaching investors.
July 10, 2013 in Startup Basics
Report: The Fancy Getting $53 Million From American Express and Will Smith

Report: The Fancy Getting $53 Million From American Express and Will Smith

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Credit card company American Express and actor Will Smith are apparently sinking $53 million into online retail service The Fancy.
July 9, 2013 in Financing
Mobileye Valued at $1.5 Billion, Highlights Self-Driving Car Market

Mobileye Valued at $1.5 Billion, Highlights Self-Driving Car Market

Mobileye says it has raised money from five investors that valued its equity at $1.5 billion, highlighting the market potential for driver-assistance systems.
July 8, 2013 in Financing
New York University's Accelerator is Looking to Jump Start Startups

New York University's Accelerator is Looking to Jump Start Startups

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NYU recently unveiled its accelerator Launchpad, hoping to help young entrepreneurs with their ventures.
June 25, 2013 in Starting a Business

VC Fund to Offer $25 Million to Leap Motion App Developers

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Highland Capital Partners plans to finance and mentor developers creating apps for the cutting edge technology.
June 21, 2013 in News and Trends

The Two Must-Have Elements for Attracting Startup Funding

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Venture capitalist Paul Lee offers advice on what entrepreneurs should do get noticed by investors.
June 19, 2013 in Startup Basics
From Powering Businesses to Empowering Kids

From Powering Businesses to Empowering Kids

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Fresh out of college with an enviable consultant job, Andrea Lo decided to quit so she could create Piggybackr, an online platform that helps kids raise money for causes.
June 8, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

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The JOBS Act may soon go into effect, but young entrepreneurs don't need to wait to look for investors in the crowd.
June 1, 2013 in Financing
5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

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YogoSport founder Ryon Lane offers advice to young entrepreneurs about how to make your Kickstarter project a success.
May 29, 2013 in Startup Financing
Entrepreneur Seeks to Transform the Great Outdoors With 'Glamping'

Entrepreneur Seeks to Transform the Great Outdoors With 'Glamping'

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David Troya's startup wants to take camping to the next level with treehouses, yurts and teepees.
May 28, 2013 in Starting a Business

5 Ways to Lose Investors in Under 3 Minutes

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The opening of your investor pitch is critical. Flounder and you might lose a venture capitalist's attention from the start. Here are five missteps VCs look out for when sitting down with entrepreneurs.
May 24, 2013 in Financing
Behind the Scenes: What It's Really Like to Pitch for a Spot on 'Shark Tank'

Behind the Scenes: What It's Really Like to Pitch for a Spot on 'Shark Tank'

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Meet the entrepreneurs who lined up to pitch to casting directors of the ABC reality TV show.
May 17, 2013 in Financing
Spreading the Love of Silicon Valley (Infographic)

Spreading the Love of Silicon Valley (Infographic)

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Let's face it, Silicon Valley is still the mecca for startups, and every other city is playing catch up.
May 17, 2013 in Startup Financing

Why Raising Capital Is a 4-Step Process

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Seeking funding for your business shouldn't be a one-time endeavor. Here are four stages of business development that can serve as a road map for your funding strategy.
May 16, 2013 in Financing
NY Angels' Brian Cohen on How to Get 'Smart' Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

NY Angels' Brian Cohen on How to Get 'Smart' Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

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In his new book, angel investor Brian Cohen talks about the importance of getting smart money for your startup.
May 15, 2013 in Financing

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