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How to Score an Advisor When Your Startup Has No Money

Getting the right advisor early-on can be the difference between scoring investors and losing them.

Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

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.

Quirky Lands Its Largest Funding Round at $79 Million

The social product-development company also has extended its partnership with GE.

Justin Bieber Gets a Case of Startup Fever

The 19-year-old pop star reportedly led a $1.1 million seed round for a new social network called Shots of Me.

Why Now Is the Time to Seek Startup Funding

Never before have there been so many places for those seeking and those providing capital to connect.

BlackBerry Takeover Bid Falls Apart, CEO to Depart

Unable to raise the necessary funds, investment firm Fairfax Financial Holdings will invest only $1 billion as Thorsten Heins leaves the troubled tech company.

Zombie VC Firms Can Be an Entrepreneur's Nightmare

Entrepreneurs, beware: When a VC firm shuts down, the obligation to deliver a return on the investment rarely goes away.

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

The founder of As Seen on TV had a staff of 25 by the time he was a junior in college.

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

Despite five consecutive quarterly increases, Silicon Valley confidence still lags behind that seen in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Will Investors Ever Learn to Avoid Money-Losing Companies?

When a company is losing money, the sky's the limit when it comes to predicting how bright its future will be.

Tips for Investing in Emerging Markets (Infographic)

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.

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

In a letter to investors and customers, the fallen smartphone maker channels its inner Chip Diller.

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

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.

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.

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

Billionaire Steve Case shares his plans for Revolution Ventures, which will focus on tech companies outside the proving ground of Silicon Valley.

Tech Billionaire Mark Cuban Heads to Trial Over Alleged Insider Trading

The SEC contends that the 'Shark Tank' star avoided a monetary loss on stock thanks to an insider tip.

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

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.

Fundraising 101: Words of Advice From One Founder to Another

For our series The Grind, the founder of Travefy offers up advice on securing external capital.

Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea

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

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.

The Pros and Cons of Working for Equity

From scope creep to the opportunity to cash in, a look at the good and bad of working in exchange for equity.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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