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This Billionaire Just Gave 10 Startups $100,000 Each on a Whim

At the first-ever Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, AOL co-founder Steve Case surprised each of the presenting entrepreneurs with a spur-of-the-moment $100,000 commitment.

Alibaba Goes In On Uber Competitor Lyft's $250 Million Round

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba invested in the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company, which plans to expand internationally.

Imgur Finally Says Yes to VC Funding, Accepts $40 Million From Andreessen Horowitz

Imgur has never accepted outside money before, calling former petitions by other venture capitalists a poor fit.

Fundraising 101: The First Timer's Guide to Pitching Investors

Pitching to investors can be a daunting and at times, tough on an entrepreneur's confidence level. Here are a few tidbits of advice on pitching from an entrepreneur who has been there, done that.

Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate

Venture capital and angel investors are sinking money into startups that are innovating the way that buildings are bought.

How to Make Time Work for You When Pitching for Funds

The hour of the day, minutes in a slide and when your idea will pay off will determine whether you'll see any money.

Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

Online file-storage service Box has finally filed to go public. Here's what we know.

Seeking Funding? Be Aware of These 5 Details.

Venture capital has big rewards, but also added stress.

Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now

The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting.

3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

The U.S., Europe, China, India and Israel continue to dominate the venture capital game, but a few emerging markets are worth keeping an eye on.

Uber Competitor Lyft Eyes $150 Million in New Funding

The San Francisco-based company known for the pink mustaches adhered to the front of the cars in its network is looking to close in on its fourth round of fundraising.

More Money, More Problems: The Down Side of a Mega Valuation

The bragging rights may be tempting, but achieving a jaw-dropping valuation for your company can cause problems down the line.

Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?

These four things may be even more important to investors than a solid business idea.

These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded

Three entrepreneurs share the surprising ways they were able to launch their businesses.

Are Candy Crush and WhatsApp Really in it for the Long Haul?

People are betting big on Candy Crush and WhatsApp, but some fear a social-gaming bubble is building.

The Cloud Wars Rage On: Dropbox Raises Mega Money as Box Has Reportedly Filed for IPO

After weeks of speculation, SEC documents confirm that San Francisco-based Dropbox has raised another monster-sized round of cash.

The Story of Sequoia Capital's $6.4 Billion 'Revenge' on Mark Zuckerberg

How the top venture capital firm had the last laugh -- all the way to the bank.

Uber Competitor Sidecar Now Lets Drivers Set Their Own Prices

With a $10 million venture capital infusion and a revamped business model, the lesser-known ridesharing app revs up to roll over the competition.

Peter Thiel's Newest Obsession: Nanotechnology.

The co-founder of Palantir and PayPal has invested in and joined the board of Nanotronics Imaging, a microscopy and software company.

13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

Companies plagued by any of these problems are likely headed for failure.

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

The cloud-based payroll company plans to hire more employees and extend its reach.

This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

Egg-replacement startup Hampton Creek has raised its biggest round of funding to date thanks to the investment of Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing.

Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses

The team behind online marketplace Abe's Market already gives natural product entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their products. Now, they want to help them grow their businesses by making direct investments.

'Funded' Doesn't Necessarily Mean 'Validated'

While an absence of funding can feel discouraging, don't let investment serve as the sole barometer for the worth of your enterprise.

What Keeps a City's Startup Scene Hot? Cambridge Shares Its Secrets.

Tech firms don’t just fall from the sky; the nation’s leading hubs foster a favorable business climate for innovation. But, as those in Cambridge, Mass., will tell you, the rest is up to the locals.
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