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How Investors Value New Category Creation
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How Investors Value New Category Creation

Nakul Mandan, investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners, talks about the dynamics of investing in companies that are building new market categories.
Anthony Kennada
Your Alma Mater Might Want to Finance Your Startup
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Your Alma Mater Might Want to Finance Your Startup

Alumni investment groups join the VC landscape.
Michelle Goodman
What VCs Want in 2016
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What VCs Want in 2016

From cybersecurity to robotics: 2016 investment predictions from top VCs
Michelle Goodman
How 'No' Might Become 'Go' in the World of Venture Funding
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How 'No' Might Become 'Go' in the World of Venture Funding

An expert offers some reflections on rejections.
7 Reasons You Should Stop Looking for Venture Capital
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7 Reasons You Should Stop Looking for Venture Capital

Most companies can afford to -- and should -- be a little scrappier. Here's why.
Shannon Whitehead
How Much Capital Should You Raise?
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How Much Capital Should You Raise?

Investors don't care about your 'burn.' What they care about is your next milestone.
Alex Iskold
Slack Creates $80 Million VC Fund to Invest in Third-Party Developers
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Slack Creates $80 Million VC Fund to Invest in Third-Party Developers

The fund was created in partnership with six of Slack's backers, including Andreessen-Horowitz, Index Ventures and KPCB.
Laura Entis
Why the VC Game Is Attracting a Whole New Set of Players
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Why the VC Game Is Attracting a Whole New Set of Players

Corporations, cities and special groups have jumped into equity financing.
Michelle Goodman
9 Top Venture Capitalists Share Their Best Advice for Entrepreneurs
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9 Top Venture Capitalists Share Their Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

When it comes to fundraising, it's a good idea to listen to the men and women doling out the dollars.
Carly Okyle
Airbnb Is Now the Third-Highest Valued Startup After Massive $1.5 Billion Funding Round
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Airbnb Is Now the Third-Highest Valued Startup After Massive $1.5 Billion Funding Round

The new round reportedly raises the startup's valuation to $25.5 billion.
Biz Carson
How to Get Top Talent When You Have a Bare Bones Budget
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How to Get Top Talent When You Have a Bare Bones Budget

Your startup isn't generating enough cash to pay decent salaries. Now what?
How Star Wars Will Help You Raise Capital for Your Company
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How Star Wars Will Help You Raise Capital for Your Company

The movie focuses on the 'hero's journey,' a structure that can be useful when telling VCs your company's story.
David Teten
How Your Small Business Can Play in the Big Leagues
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How Your Small Business Can Play in the Big Leagues

Corporate venture capital funds are looking to invest in innovative startups. Here's how to cash in on the substantial resources of major companies.
Michelle Goodman
What 'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec Looks for in a Startup
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What 'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec Looks for in a Startup

A skilled entrepreneur with a fresh product for a growing market will never lack for funding.
John Boitnott