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Can This Company Save You From the NSA's Prying Eyes?

Can This Company Save You From the NSA's Prying Eyes?

The National Security Agency better watch out. One business is gunning to get them.
Uber and Flipboard Help VC Deal Activity Hit $7.2 Billion Last Quarter

Uber and Flipboard Help VC Deal Activity Hit $7.2 Billion Last Quarter

While the mobile industry had a record-breaking quarter for VC funding, health care was a flop.
Venture Capital Trends by State, Industry (Infographic)

Venture Capital Trends by State, Industry (Infographic)

Venture capitalists invest approximately $20 billion a year into U.S. companies. Where does the money go? This infographic has the answers.
Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

SeedInvest aims to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of companies from which to choose.
Your Secret Decoder Ring for VC Speak

Your Secret Decoder Ring for VC Speak

Venture capitalist Sharon Wienbar gives us the skinny on what kind of questions VCs ask and why they ask them.
Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

Under the JOBS Act, there will be new ways to raise money. But not all fund-raising is created equal.
How This Young Founder Went From Reality Star to Disruptive Entrepreneur

How This Young Founder Went From Reality Star to Disruptive Entrepreneur

Here is how Kim Taylor graduated from the Randi Zuckerberg-produced reality series 'Startups: Silicon Valley' to taking on the bigwigs of for-profit education.
A Beginner's Guide to Private Equity

A Beginner's Guide to Private Equity

It may be just what an established business needs, but watch out for ruthlessness.
Ditch the Business Plan, Get Online and Other Tips for Dealing With Investors

Ditch the Business Plan, Get Online and Other Tips for Dealing With Investors

Venture capitalist John Frankel offers up advice on how to meet and pitch investors.
AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts

AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts

The online platform where investors and startups connect has reportedly raised $24 million in an investment round.
How to See Your Startup Through The Eyes of Investors

How to See Your Startup Through The Eyes of Investors

Understanding exactly what investors want before you go into a VC pitch will help ensure you connect with investors and close the deal.
What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

Entrepreneurs who list on equity-crowdfunding platforms will have an opportunity to raise serious capital. Learn how to manage new expectations, responsibilities and obligations to regulators and shareholders
New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

With the new fundraising rules going into effect next week, here are a few key features and tips to keep in mind.
How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding

How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding

Call it crowdfunding 2.0. Established companies are using Kickstarter and the like to launch new products, paid for by a built-in customer base before they hit the production line.
New York Times to Invest in Startups Through Its Own Incubator

New York Times to Invest in Startups Through Its Own Incubator

The New York Times Co. plans to invest in early-stage media startups through its incubator, timeSpace, which recently graduated its inaugural class. Here's a look at what each of its three startups are up to.

How to Attract Talent With Little Cash

Our ASK the Expert VC John Frankel offers up advice about how to nab employees on a bootstrap budget.
From 48 Cents in the Bank to Escape Velocity

From 48 Cents in the Bank to Escape Velocity

Shane Snow, co-founder of Contently, recounts how he spent every last dollar of his savings in order to create a platform to connect freelancers with brands.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: John Frankel

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: John Frankel

VC John Frankel of ff Venture Capital wants to answer your big startup questions about raising funds, meeting investors and pitching.

This Startup Wants Your Water Filter to Be Beautiful

Tapping into the water-filter market, startup Soma explains how it is looking to turn the business on its head.
What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Valuations

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Valuations

Read the first part of a series that breaks down what you really need to know about venture capital deals.
Why You Shouldn't Send Your Business Plan to Investors

Why You Shouldn't Send Your Business Plan to Investors

Creating a business plan is important. But the trick is in learning how to leverage it to best get funding.
The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch

The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch

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

4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital

Venture capitalists are not just looking for the best idea. They want to make sure you know how to pitch it.
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

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

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

Lightbank VC investor Paul Lee gives us the skinny on what young entrepreneurs should and shouldn't do when meeting investors.

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