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

The JOBS Act may soon go into effect, but young entrepreneurs don't need to wait to look for investors in the crowd.

5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

YogoSport founder Ryon Lane offers advice to young entrepreneurs about how to make your Kickstarter project a success.

Entrepreneur Seeks to Transform the Great Outdoors With 'Glamping'

David Troya's startup wants to take camping to the next level with treehouses, yurts and teepees.

5 Ways to Lose Investors in Under 3 Minutes

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.

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

Meet the entrepreneurs who lined up to pitch to casting directors of the ABC reality TV show.

Spreading the Love of Silicon Valley (Infographic)

Let's face it, Silicon Valley is still the mecca for startups, and every other city is playing catch up.

Why Raising Capital Is a 4-Step Process

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.

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

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

How Entrepreneur Friendly are the Top 10 Startup Hubs?

Before you pack your bags and head off to Silicon Valley, check out how the top startup ecosystems rank when it comes to ease of starting a business.

How One Young Entrepreneur Wants to Transform the Great Outdoors With 'Glamping'

David Troya's startup wants to take camping to the next level with treehouses, yurts and teepees.

When Friends and Family Become Financiers

Raising money from family and friends to fund a business can be a complex situation to navigate, requiring both personal trust and a professional approach.

Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

The peer-to-peer lending platform is now reportedly valued at $1.55 billion.

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

During a panel discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, investors discussed when and how young entrepreneurs should go down the venture capital route.

The 10 Best Cities to Start a Business

A new report ranks the top cities for startups based on lending, business friendliness, hiring pool and local economy.

Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter

A new report shows an overall decline in investment dollars and deals but a brighter outlook for the software sector.

Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on Gaming and Business Growth

The video-game pioneer recounts his startup story, pointing out common pitfalls of aspiring entrepreneurs.

NYC Venture Fellows Program Mentors Startups on the Fast Track

Since 2011, a competitive fellowship program has been providing early-stage startup founders in New York City with the contacts and knowledge they need to succeed.

Where to Look for Grant Money for Your Business

Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search.

Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything

You need a lot of ingredients to launch a successful business, but a big pot of money isn't one of them. Virgin founder Richard Branson explains why.

Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.

Raising Capital in Rural America

With startup communities popping up in cities across the U.S., you don't have to be in Silicon Valley to start a high-tech business. But can you find funding in rural America?

Equity Crowdfunding Rules Stalled at SEC

What's ahead for companies seeking to tap crowdfunding to sell equity stakes online? Lots of waiting.

Anonymous Investors Offer a Lending Alternative

On peer-to-peer lending website Prosper, anonymous users raise money from anonymous investors, Kickstarter-style.

10 Questions to Answer Before Pitching Investors

Preparation can mean the difference between securing funding and being left high and dry. Here's how to make sure you've covered all your bases.

Mark Peter Davis on the Problem With the VC Industry

Mark Peter Davis' journey from venture capitalist back to entrepreneur has given him a unique perspective on the new challenges of start-up fundraising.

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