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Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?

Regulators argue that the income requirements for accredited investors -- which were set in 1982 -- are in desperate need of an adjustment. Entrepreneurs and investors, meanwhile, don’t want to see access to capital limited.

10 Lessons to Learn From Failing Startups (Including My Own)

A serial entrepreneur provides valuable insights gleaned from the trenches.

The 25 Most Active Corporate VCs

Can you guess which venture capital firms made the list? A look at the expanding role of corporate VCs in the startup economy.

How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC

The are six factors that investors will focus on when evaluating your business. Know them by heart.

How Minority Founders Overcame the Challenge of Finding VC Investors

Personal networks are important for founders looking for venture capital. Entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups have particular challenges.

Google Ventures Launches $100 Million Startup Fund in Europe

The startup investment arm of the digital giant is aiming to put support into new European companies.

What a VC Insider Learned in the Past 10 Years About Startup Funding

Our expert Bo Yaghmaie explains how entrepreneurs should prepare for the worst.

Walk Into Your Pictures: 3-D Camera Maker Raises $16 Million in VC Funding

Mountain View, Calif.-based Matterport develops technology that allow users to capture images and turn them into 3-D models that can be explored. A current application is providing a way for real-estate listings to be walked through.

7 Ways to Leverage an App's Press Coverage with Investors

If you've already scored some good media coverage, use it to your benefit when trying to score funding.

Founders Are From Mars, Capital Providers From Venus

Given their different views of the world, it's a miracle that they ever get together.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Bo Yaghmaie.

Assisting startups and major corporations with financing, Bo Yagmaie is looking to take entrepreneurs questions relating to VCs, funding and corporate formation.

Who Is the Right Investor for You? That Depends on Where You Are Now.

There are five stages of new ventures. Each one will determine who you should seek funding from.

6 Questions to Determine If a Potential Investor Is the Right Investor

Entrepreneurs need to scrutinize potential investors as closely as investors study the potential investment.

Why I'm Glad I Didn't Take VC Funding

While many entrepreneurs are clamoring to get their hands on some outside funding, some founders aren't really down with that strategy.

How Giving Could Become Your Default Weapon of Choice

Three successful leaders in business are modeling the idea that being generous is a valuable goal in itself.

Consider Control and Voting Rights When Making Venture Capital Deals

Investors want to protect their stake, entrepreneurs want to keep control. There is room to negotiate.

On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name Investors

A cross between Peapod and Uber, Instacart allows customers to select items online from their favorite grocery stores and have them picked up and delivered by locals.

Airbnb Co-Founder: If Rejection Slows You Down, Entrepreneurship Isn't For You

The apartment-rental platform is no stranger to controversy and criticism, but its founders say determination is everything.

Secure That First Investor, and the Rest Will Come

Venture capital's dirty little secret: investors don't like going it alone.

Uber Breaks a Record With Its Latest Funding Round

With $1.2 billion from Fidelity and others, Uber sets the bar for other private companies in VC funding.

Jared Leto Is the Latest Celeb to Hop on the Entrepreneurial Bandwagon

The Academy Award-winning actor and musician has invested in tech startup Zenefits, an automated human resources company.

Blockchain.info CEO: We Pay Employees in Bitcoin. And Someday You Might, Too.

We talked to the charismatic Blockchain.info CEO about Bitcoin's recent rocky press, its price ups and downs, and if we're headed for another bubble.

Raising Money for Your Business? Consider These Tips.

Being savvy about your time and money can maximize your resources as you bootstrap your business.

The Top 10 VC Deals of 2013

The software sector continues to dominate the venture market, but it's important to pinpoint the outliers of 2013.
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