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Venture Capital Basics
What It Is: Institutional venture capital comes from professionally managed funds that have $25 million to more than $1 billion to invest in emerging growth companies. Venture capital focuses on capital investments in private, young, fast-growing companies.

Appropriate for: High-growth, high-potential companies that are capable of becoming market leaders, and being profitable in five to eight years.

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News and Articles About Venture capital

5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

5 Reasons a Young Entrepreneur Should Raise Outside Funding

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Investor Peter S. Cohan gives us the lowdown about scenarios when a young entrepreneur should turn to investors for funds.
May 21, 2013 in Financing
3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies

3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies

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A role-playing event at a New York City incubator shows what early-stage startups should look out for when trying to land their first big client.
May 21, 2013 in Legal Center
A $50 Million Bet on Las Vegas Tech Startups

A $50 Million Bet on Las Vegas Tech Startups

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How the Vegas Tech Fund plans to help transform the tech scene in Sin City, in part two of our series on Tony Hsieh's $350 million Downtown Project.
May 21, 2013 in News and Trends
Spreading the Love of Silicon Valley (Infographic)

Spreading the Love of Silicon Valley (Infographic)

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Let's face it, Silicon Valley is still the mecca for startups, and every other city is playing catch up.
May 17, 2013 in Startup Financing

Google Glass Adds Facebook, Tumblr and 5 Other New Apps

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Read about new Google Glass apps, Yahoo's interest in buying Tumblr, Jelly's major investors and more social-media news.
May 17, 2013 in Social Media

Why Raising Capital Is a 4-Step Process

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Seeking funding for your business shouldn't be a one-time endeavor. Here are four stages of business development that can serve as a road map for your funding strategy.
May 16, 2013 in Financing
Photos: How Entrepreneur Friendly are the Top 10 Startup Hubs?

How Entrepreneur Friendly are the Top 10 Startup Hubs?

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Before you pack your bags and head off to Silicon Valley, check out how the top startup ecosystems rank when it comes to ease of starting a business.
May 14, 2013 in Startup Financing
The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

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Entrepreneurs looking to grow quickly often exchange portions of their company for cash several times in their company's lifecycle. Here is a look at what that path can look like.
May 10, 2013 in Startup Financing
From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

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Tracy DiNunzio, the founder of online fashion marketplace Tradesy, shares her best advice for accessing startup funding when you are a statistical outlier.
May 10, 2013 in Startup Financing
Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

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Big players in New York City's startup ecosystem, the investors behind Lerer Ventures provide insight into what they believe helps entrepreneurs reach their goals.
May 2, 2013 in Success Stories
At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

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During a panel discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, investors discussed when and how young entrepreneurs should go down the venture capital route.
May 1, 2013 in Startup Financing
Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs

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Having a killer business idea is key, but it won't necessarily help get your foot in the door when you're looking for funding. Sometimes the best way to grab someone's attention is to get creative.
April 24, 2013 in Startup Financing
Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter

Venture Capital Funding Slows in the First Quarter

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A new report shows an overall decline in investment dollars and deals but a brighter outlook for the software sector.
April 19, 2013 in Financing
Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital

Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital

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The founders of Clif Bar set out to fund more altruistic success stories with their venture capital firm White Road investments.
April 15, 2013 in Venture Capital
VC Heavyweights to Fund Tech Startups Creating Google Glass Apps

VC Heavyweights to Fund Tech Startups Creating Google Glass Apps

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New group called the Glass Collective calls Google's wearable computer "the future" of technology.
April 11, 2013 in 'Trep Talk
Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

Venture Capital's Big Boys Getting Bigger

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Fewer private U.S. venture-capital funds are raising money to invest in startups, the National Venture Capital Association says. The biggest players are at the top, the smallest are at the bottom and the midsize firms watch the clock tick.
April 10, 2013 in Financing
Culinary Pros Lend Credibility to a Dining App

Culinary Pros Lend Credibility to a Dining App

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Chefs Feed has a network of more than 600 chefs that rate and review items at restaurants in 15 U.S. cities.
March 31, 2013 in Apps & Software
VCs See Ex-Wired Editor's DIY Drones Taking Flight

VCs See Ex-Wired Editor's DIY Drones Taking Flight

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Chris Anderson left one of the most prominent posts in tech media to become CEO of 3D Robotics, a company that helps hackers and engineers build do-it-yourself drones. Last fall he locked up a $5 million funding round.
March 26, 2013 in Venture Capital

Appboy Founder on Turning a Chance Encounter into Entrepreneurship Gold

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Here's how two young treps found their co-founder on the street, and went on to launch a successful venture-backed startup.
March 13, 2013 in Profiles

How a Stolen North Face Jacket Sparked a New Business Idea

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Inspired by chaotic coat-checking systems at bars, this young trep built a startup that landed the attention of Shark Tank and Mark Cuban. See how he made it happen.
February 28, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

How a Stolen North Face Jacket Sparked a New Business Idea

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Inspired by chaotic coat-checking systems at bars, this young trep built a startup that landed the attention of Shark Tank and Mark Cuban. See how he made it happen.
February 28, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
How One Young Trep Landed Venture Funding After Getting Booted from Y Combinator

How One Young Trep Landed Venture Funding After Getting Booted from Y Combinator

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In starting up, sometimes the best experiences can come from the worst ones.
February 24, 2013 in Startup Financing
The Next Big Thing in Crowdfunding: In-Person Events

The Next Big Thing in Crowdfunding: In-Person Events

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When it comes to landing funding, a smile and a handshake still go a long way. Check out the latest wave in crowdfunding.
February 22, 2013 in Startup Financing
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