Venture Capital The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Venture Capital en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT Why the Investment Potential of the 'Internet of Things' May Be Overblown Get ready for the trough of disillusionment. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT Laura Entis The 6 Waves to Watch in the World of Crowdfunding Given the relatively recent arrival of the crowdfunding wave to the market, following its future iterations is sure to provide interesting insights. Here are six trends to keep your eye on. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:30:00 GMT David Drake Three Years Later, Clinkle Launches Less Than Impressive App The oft-maligned startup rolled out a product that looks very different from its initial $30 million idea. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:09:00 GMT Nina Zipkin Entrepreneurship Is a High-Stakes Game. Know Your Odds Going In. (Infographic) A snapshot of how many businesses start every month and where they get their funding. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:07:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Richard Branson Gets Into Carpooling Ridesharing service Sidecar announced a $15 million Series B round from the Virgin co-founder and some top VC houses, including Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:25:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Go Fund Yourself Don’t waste time chasing investors. A myriad of options exist for ambitious entrepreneurs seeking to expand their startup and in need of financing. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:15:00 GMT Sally Outlaw Venture Capitalists Can Be a Blessing or a Curse When entrepreneurs opt for this type of investment, they run the risk of losing control. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:30:00 GMT David Richards Salesforce Launches $100 Million Fund to Invest in Entrepreneurs Building Apps On Its Platform Startups get cash and credibility. The San Francisco-based tech company gets a stake in the companies building on its infrastructure. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:58:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Your Startup Can Thrive Without VC That it Will Probably Never Get Anyway Financing growth from sales is tough but the reality is very few companies receive the venture-capital funding seemingly everyone believes is indispensable. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:30:00 GMT John Mullins The Largest VC Fund ($500M) Raised by Majority-Female Partners Quietly Closed in June It launches today. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:16:00 GMT Laura Entis Top 50 Universities for VC-Backed Entrepreneurs It’s back-to-school season. Here are the leading universities producing the most VC-backed graduates. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:35:00 GMT Tanya Benedicto Klich Want to Get a VC's Attention? Make Sure You Do These 6 Things. Raising capital is perhaps the most difficult challenge any entrepreneur faces in starting a business. Here are a few tips to make it less daunting. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:30:00 GMT David Drake This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment For the first time, the accelerator program is actively recruiting startups outside the tech space. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:06:00 GMT Laura Entis TOMS Lands Major Investment From Bain Capital Blake Mycoskie will keep a 50 percent stake in the social-good shoe startup he founded. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:03:00 GMT Jason Fell Why Leveraging Sales to Finance Growth Is Better Than Wooing a VC Winning VC funding is a gratifying rite of passage that some of the most successful entrepreneurs skipped in favor of funding growth from revenue. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:30:00 GMT John Mullins The 7 Due Diligence Basics for Investing in a Startup There is only so much an investor can due to reduce risk, so be sure to do all of it. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMT Murray Newlands The 9 Things You Should Never Do When Pitching Investors When pitching investors it is important to get it right the first time – as often this is the only chance you got. So avoid these nine major blunders. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:00:00 GMT Ricky Pelletier Want Angel Investors? Here's What You Need to Know Right Now. (Infographic) A snapshot of where angel investors are putting their money. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:20:00 GMT Catherine Clifford What It's Like to Launch Your Own VC Firm The best venture investors may be the ones who can currently empathize with your status as a startup. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:00 GMT Tanya Benedicto Klich Dress Well and Leave the 'Umms' at Home -- 5 Ways to Ace an Investor Pitch There’s one thing worse than watching an entrepreneur crumble under a fatal barrage of questions. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT Eric Schiffer