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'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'
Finance

'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'

While an absence of funding can feel discouraging, don't let investment serve as the sole barometer for the worth of your enterprise.
Wil Schroter
Knowing When to Raise Money for Your Mobile App
Technology

Knowing When to Raise Money for Your Mobile App

While the media often makes raising money seem like a piece of cake, entrepreneurs who have been there know it is the exact opposite. To get the most of your time and resources, figuring out the ideal time to raise money is key.
Rahul Varshneya
Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Launches Seed Fund for Startups
Finance

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Launches Seed Fund for Startups

The new investment group will be called Vayner/RSE.
Jason Fell
Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.
Finance

Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.

The term pitching has been ingrained in our head as a means to get funding. Yet, an entrepreneur's spiel could lead to an investor yawning instead of opening up their wallet.
3 Surprising Biases That Could Hold You Back
Growth Strategies

3 Surprising Biases That Could Hold You Back

These factors could be against you when you're trying to get ahead. Here's how to overcome them.
Harrison Monarth
Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea
Starting a Business

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

If people are willing to open their wallets, that's invaluable information for investors.
Stephen Key
The 3 Decisions We Didn't Make That Totally Changed Our Business
Growth Strategies

The 3 Decisions We Didn't Make That Totally Changed Our Business

With some decisions, it's better to not decide-- yet.
Lloyd Tabb
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Jim Yu.
Marketing

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Jim Yu.

Our marketing expert Jim Yu is looking to answer your questions on topics ranging from content marketing to SEO and entering the world of mobile.
Andrea Huspeni
Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years
Finance

Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years

Confidence among West Coast startup investors has reached a level not seen since 2007. For some VCs, though, the level of excitement is something to be cautious about.
Catherine Clifford
Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy
Finance

Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy

While many people celebrate going public, this new milestone can be challenging on many fronts. Here, we discuss how to keep investors engaged and your board satisfied.
Chris Collett
Who Would Win the VC Super Bowl: Washington or Colorado? (Infographic)
Finance

Who Would Win the VC Super Bowl: Washington or Colorado? (Infographic)

As the Seahawks and the Broncos prepare for the Super Bowl, Washington and Colorado go head to head in venture capital activity.
Kate Taylor
Top Buzzwords in This Season's Earnings Reports
Finance

Top Buzzwords in This Season's Earnings Reports

These three words continue to pop up in companies' earnings reports this quarter.
Sheila Dharmarajan
Everything Seems to Be Getting Worse for Company Behind Red Lobster, Olive Garden
Franchises

Everything Seems to Be Getting Worse for Company Behind Red Lobster, Olive Garden

Darden Restaurants continues to struggle, cutting employees and dealing with investors who are challenging the company's decisions.
Kate Taylor
The 9 P's to Prepare for Pitching Panic
Growth Strategies

The 9 P's to Prepare for Pitching Panic

Pitching to investors is part of the game. Yet, for many entrepreneurs getting up and presenting your idea can be downright petrifying. Here are a few tips on how to get through the presentation and seal the deal.
Adam Toren