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Venture Capital: Fewer Deals, Fewer Dollars

For the third quarter in a row, the market for venture capital shrank, continuing a long-term trend in the industry.

A VC Reflects on Instagram, the Dot-Com Bust and What It All Means for Hungry Startups

Rapid growth and its founders' ability to take the lion's market share are big factors in determining whether a start-up will get the attention of VC firms.

From Pinterest to Gumroad, 19-Year-Old Sahil Lavingia on His Trek Through Silicon Valley

We spoke with the young entrepreneur about his experience as a founding team member at Pinterest and his new company Gumroad.

How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

ReadyForZero racked up $4.5 million in funding to help consumers pay their bills.

Facebook's Instagram Buy to Kick Off Venture Capital Feeding Frenzy

The young startup has a small staff and no revenue, but Facebook's decision to buy is not just a blind gamble. Other venture capital firms will be looking to invest in similar companies.

Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

With so many startups trying to follow in Facebook's -- and now Instagram's -- footsteps, they're forgetting one very important element: money.

How an Online Wine Seller Uncorked New Cash

Lot18 proves funding options are not dry for wine businesses.

Want to Raise Money With Crowdfunding? Consider These Tips

A new law will increase the ability of small-business owners to raise capital from crowdfunding. But proceed with caution.

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Late-Stage Venture-Capital Investors

If you're looking to scale up one day, it will pay to know now about how late-stage investing works.

What the SEC Crackdown on Secondary Markets Means for Startups

Secondary markets like SharesPost and SecondMarket present exciting new ways to increase a private company's liquidity -- but there are also dangers.

Your Community as a Startup Ecosystem

Here are the key factors for building an entrepreneurship community in your town.

Top 'Treps Urge Senate to Pass IPO On-Ramp Bill

The National Venture Capital Association and 700 high-profile entrepreneurs sent a letter to Congressional leaders supporting legislation to help startups go public.

Rare Partnership: Government, Citi and a Clean-Tech VC

The Small Business Administration announced that it has selected a clean-technology venture capital firm for a Startup America initiative.

Tech Exec's Family Inspires a Senior-Care Business

Using easy-to-understand technology, Independa helps seniors stay well on their own.

Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)

One of the SBA's biggest investment programs to launch this year may fall on deaf ears as the venture-capital community swoons from years of lousy returns.

Startup Aims to Make Social Media Easier for Superstars

WhoSay, an insider's social-media management tool, attracts millions in financing, even without a revenue model.

10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch

Wooing investors is a challenge even for entrepreneurs who're enthusiastic about their business. Here are ten tips on how to craft your investor pitch.

Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business

As Fashion Week kicks off, we sat down with the man behind brands like Tory Burch and Monika Chiang to find out what it takes to make it in the business.

Do Entrepreneurs Make Their Own Luck -- Or Not?

Some entrepreneurs find themselves in the right place at the right time. In business, as in anything, some people have all the luck.

Zuckerberg's $1 Salary and More: Parsing the Facebook IPO Filing

Facebook's IPO filing reveals a great deal about the company. Here's a brief overview.

What Facebook's IPO Means for VCs and Entrepreneurs

The social networking giant's showing on the public market may land with a thud.

Meet the 22-Year-Old Serial Entrepreneur Behind a File-Sharing Service With $1 Million in VC

A free file-sharing site attracts users with its drag-and-drop simplicity and universal platform

How to Sell Shares Without Going Public

Secondary markets like SharesPost and SecondMarket offer a less costly avenue for raising money from investors than an IPO.

For Tech Startups, the U.S. -- Not China -- Is the Place to Launch

For those interested in catering to Chinese customers, it helps to have ties to America.

What's Hot in Venture Capital in 2012

New York investors make predictions as to which sectors will receive funding in the coming year.
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