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Global Startup Trend for 2014: Consider Brazil

Global Startup Trend for 2014: Consider Brazil

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With global events, a rising middle class and major investment opportunities, all eyes are on Brazil.
November 19, 2013 in Starting a Business
How to Score an Advisor When Your Startup Has No Money

How to Score an Advisor When Your Startup Has No Money

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Getting the right advisor early-on can be the difference between scoring investors and losing them.
November 18, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

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Plug and Play Tech Center is launching an accelerator program exclusively for Bitcoin startups, and it's making other investments in the Bitcoin space as well.
November 15, 2013 in Payments & Collections

Quirky Lands Its Largest Funding Round at $79 Million

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The social product-development company also has extended its partnership with GE.
November 13, 2013 in Financing
Justin Bieber Gets a Case of Startup Fever

Justin Bieber Gets a Case of Startup Fever

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The 19-year-old pop star reportedly led a $1.1 million seed round for a new social network called Shots of Me.
November 5, 2013 in Social Media
Why Now Is the Time to Seek Startup Funding

Why Now Is the Time to Seek Startup Funding

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Never before have there been so many places for those seeking and those providing capital to connect.
November 5, 2013 in Financing
BlackBerry Takeover Bid Falls Apart, CEO to Depart

BlackBerry Takeover Bid Falls Apart, CEO to Depart

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Unable to raise the necessary funds, investment firm Fairfax Financial Holdings will invest only $1 billion as Thorsten Heins leaves the troubled tech company.
November 4, 2013 in News and Trends
Zombie VC Firms Can Be an Entrepreneur's Nightmare

Zombie VC Firms Can Be an Entrepreneur's Nightmare

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Entrepreneurs, beware: When a VC firm shuts down, the obligation to deliver a return on the investment rarely goes away.
October 31, 2013 in Venture Capital
Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

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The founder of As Seen on TV had a staff of 25 by the time he was a junior in college.
October 23, 2013 in Business Ideas
Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

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Despite five consecutive quarterly increases, Silicon Valley confidence still lags behind that seen in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
October 22, 2013 in Venture Capital
Will Investors Ever Learn to Avoid Money-Losing Companies?

Will Investors Ever Learn to Avoid Money-Losing Companies?

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When a company is losing money, the sky's the limit when it comes to predicting how bright its future will be.
October 18, 2013 in Personal Finance
Tips for Investing in Emerging Markets (Infographic)

Tips for Investing in Emerging Markets (Infographic)

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Investors are increasingly turning to emerging markets for new sources of revenue. Check out this infographic for key tips and trends that can help you invest wisely.
October 16, 2013 in Personal Finance

BlackBerry Says, 'Remain Calm. All is Well.'

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In a letter to investors and customers, the fallen smartphone maker channels its inner Chip Diller.
October 15, 2013 in Mobile
Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

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The founder of As Seen On TV has invested in 500 inventions in his career so far. He has tapped into some real home runs, but he has also lost a fair amount of money believing too long in the wrong products.
October 9, 2013 in Business Ideas
Your Secret Decoder Ring for VC Speak

Your Secret Decoder Ring for VC Speak

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Venture capitalist Sharon Wienbar gives us the skinny on what kind of questions VCs ask and why they ask them.
October 7, 2013 in Financing
Steve Case's New $200 Million VC Fund Will Invest 'Off the Beaten Path'

Steve Case's New $200 Million VC Fund Will Invest 'Off the Beaten Path'

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Billionaire Steve Case shares his plans for Revolution Ventures, which will focus on tech companies outside the proving ground of Silicon Valley.
September 30, 2013 in Venture Capital
Tech Billionaire Mark Cuban Heads to Trial Over Alleged Insider Trading

Tech Billionaire Mark Cuban Heads to Trial Over Alleged Insider Trading

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The SEC contends that the 'Shark Tank' star avoided a monetary loss on stock thanks to an insider tip.
September 30, 2013 in News and Trends
Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Gets $500 Million Investment From Carlyle, Buys Out HTC

Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Gets $500 Million Investment From Carlyle, Buys Out HTC

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Beats dominates the U.S. market for high-end headphones, but it failed to give HTC its groove back, so the Taiwanese smartphone company is pulling the plug on their partnership.
September 27, 2013 in News and Trends
Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another

Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another

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For our series The Grind, the founder of Travefy offers up advice on securing external capital.
September 26, 2013 in Financing
Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea

Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea

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Equity crowdfunding proposes a fair shot for all entrepreneurs, but as with most things in a capitalist structure, only the strong will survive.
September 26, 2013 in Startup Financing
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

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Venture capitalist John Frankel offers up advice on how to meet and pitch investors.
September 25, 2013 in Financing
The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

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From scope creep to the opportunity to cash in, a look at the good and bad of working in exchange for equity.
September 25, 2013 in Startup Financing
What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Historic Change in General Solicitation Law That Goes Into Effect September 23

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Historic Change in General Solicitation Law That Goes Into Effect September 23

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The 80-year-old ban on private companies advertising their fundraising efforts lifts on Monday, and the industry is largely cautious, waiting for the SEC to hand down more details on how the change will be regulated.
September 18, 2013 in Financing
New York Times to Invest in Startups Through Its Own Incubator

New York Times to Invest in Startups Through Its Own Incubator

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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.
September 11, 2013 in News and Trends
How the Founder of S.W. Basics Got Her Confidence Back

How the Founder of S.W. Basics Got Her Confidence Back

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When you are looking to raise growth funding, you'll often have to answer extremely tough questions about your business and yourself. Here's how one business owner rediscovered just how important it is to be confident.
September 5, 2013 in Venture Capital

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