Investors

Online-Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Lands $220 Million From Kleiner Perkins
Investors

Online-Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Lands $220 Million From Kleiner Perkins

The company says it will use the cash to grow into new markets and create new partnerships.
How Smart Startups Survive Investor Due Diligence
Investors

How Smart Startups Survive Investor Due Diligence

This mysterious and dreaded process can kill the whole deal.
Martin Zwilling
Want to Join the 'Unicorn Club'? Here's What 3 Companies Did to Get There.
Grow Your Business

Want to Join the 'Unicorn Club'? Here's What 3 Companies Did to Get There.

Leaders from three software companies valued at more than $1 billion sound off on how to join their ranks.
Zach Cutler
Food Startup Hampton Creek Raises $90 Million
Funding

Food Startup Hampton Creek Raises $90 Million

The company behind Just Mayo has closed its Series C round, which includes investments from an eclectic group from Salesforce's Marc Benioff to Renaissance man Jean Pigozzi.
How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup
Funding

How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup

Entrepreneurs often anguish over determining the value of their companies. Here are some tips to help avoid mistakes.
Peter Gasca
The Strategies 4 CEOs Used to Raise $50 Million in Venture Capital
Venture Capital

The Strategies 4 CEOs Used to Raise $50 Million in Venture Capital

Seeking financing is always a challenge, but you can increase your chances of success with these tips.
Zach Cutler
PetSmart to Be Sold for $8.7 Billion
Acquisitions

PetSmart to Be Sold for $8.7 Billion

The pet supply retailer agreed to be purchased by a private equity consortium following calls by activist investors for a sale.
Twitter Co-Founder Launches 'World Positive' Investing Fund
Social Entrepreneurs

Twitter Co-Founder Launches 'World Positive' Investing Fund

Ev Williams and a handful of seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneurs unveil their latest project: Obvious Ventures.
Catherine Clifford
For Your Startup to Thrive, You Need to Build Value for More Than Just Customers
Startup Basics

For Your Startup to Thrive, You Need to Build Value for More Than Just Customers

Aim to provide substantial value to multiple other parties involved in the life cycle of your business.
Adam Callinan
The Most Difficult Question I Ask Founders
Pitching investors

The Most Difficult Question I Ask Founders

Keep this in mind the next time you pitch an investor.
The Truth Behind 12 Common Startup Funding Myths
Funding

The Truth Behind 12 Common Startup Funding Myths

Most inexperienced entrepreneurs have overly optimistic outlooks about how to successfully finance their startups.
Peter Gasca
7 Traits That Will Have You Run With VCs and Soar With Angels
Investors

7 Traits That Will Have You Run With VCs and Soar With Angels

Investors are people, and people are attracted to those that exude confidence and competence.
Martin Zwilling
A Pitch Deck Containing These 15 Slides Is More Likely to Get the Money
Pitching investors

A Pitch Deck Containing These 15 Slides Is More Likely to Get the Money

By playing up the what, who, why and how, investors will have a better idea of why they should partner with your company.
Ron Yekutiel
Thinking of Going Solo? 7 Reasons You Need a Co-Founder.
Co-founders

Thinking of Going Solo? 7 Reasons You Need a Co-Founder.

There are few decisions in business that are more important than deciding whether you'll 'go it alone' or team up.
Adam Callinan