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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.

Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

We're all in this together: Take a look at our exclusive list of 100 companies that are crowdfunding success stories.

Crowdfunding Hall of Fame: 9 Successful Crowdfunded Startups

Crowdfunding, which started as a way to fund small projects, has become a serious funding machine.

Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

SeedInvest aims to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of companies from which to choose.

The Basics of Home Equity Financing

Raise money for your business from your house, but beware of losing the roof over your head.

The Basics of Using Credit Cards to Fund Your New Business

Don't swipe the plastic too carelessly, because it's a double-edged sword.

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

CGI and Mashable's Social Good Summit kick off, Advertising Week paints the town, Startups can start advertising for funding.This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.

Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge

The stakes for this year's Hult Prize challengers has never been higher, as they gear up for battle at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.

The Ins and Outs of Raising Money From Friends and Family

Make your personal network your first investors, but don't make it too informal.

The Changing Economics of Student-Loan Debt: How to Pay It Off and Startup

The president may soon sign into law a new student loan bill that reduces rates for many new borrowers, but the high-cost of education isn't going away. Here are four loan pay-off strategies.

A Young VC on How Young Entrepreneurs Can Land Cash for Their Young Companies

Early-stage venture capital investor Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital talks dollar bills and IPOs, among other weighty topics.

Angel Investors' New Mantra: 'Go (South) West, Young Man' (Infographic)

Silicon Valley may still be the king of the U.S.'s startup ecosystem but angel investors are increasingly spreading their wings.

How a Chance Encounter on a Bus Inspired a Social Entrepreneur to Start Up

The questions entrepreneurs ask themselves before launching are often just as pivotal as the idea itself. Here's a look at how one young trep made those tough choices.

The Pitfalls of the Perpetual Startup

Misrepresenting your company's life stage could carry steep consequences.

Online VC Service Lets More Investors Into the Game

FundersClub helps facilitate financing in early-stage companies for small investors who want to make small investments.

For Financing and Mentorship, Would You Forgo Future Income?

New funding platforms are eager to ply you with capital and other resources in exchange for a cut of your future success. See if these services are right for you.

Start-Up Chile: See Why Many Americans are Itching to Enter This Early-Stage Accelerator

With an attractive amount of capital, along with international connections, U.S. startups are turning to Chile to launch their venture.

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.

Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

Big players in New York City's startup ecosystem, the investors behind Lerer Ventures provide insight into what they believe helps entrepreneurs reach their goals.

When You Raise Capital, Think 'We' Instead of 'Me'

Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones on the nuances of building a business with other people’s money.

The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success

In launching a startup, a great idea and business acumen are key ingredients. But they're nothing without confidence. Here's how to win over investors, employees and customers.

Richard Branson on Convincing Investors to Fund Your Tech Startup

Virgin's founder weighs in on what questions to ask yourself when determining whether your business will attract investors.

3 Tips for Nailing Startup Competitions

Student entrepreneur Nina Foroutan on how to get the most out of early-stage business battles.

Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything

When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Here’s a better strategy.

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