Venture Capital

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Money Management

3 Important Burn Rate Considerations for Every Business

Entrepreneurs may be tempted to think that all burn is created equally -- but there is more to capital expenditures than spending alone.
Matthew Toren
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Finding Investors

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What day of the week will you be most likely to land a meeting with a VC? When should you hit 'send' on that email you have been obsessing over? Where might you have the best change to strategically happen to accidentally 'bump' into an investor?
Catherine Clifford
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Shark Tank

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Venture Capital

Spotify Reportedly Aiming to Raise $500 Million

The music streaming service is working on a new round of private fundraising that could potentially delay its IPO for another year.
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Sharing Economy

Entrepreneurs Are Working to Uber-fy the Trucking Industry.

Venice, Calif.-based Cargomatic, an app that connects local shippers with local truckers, just raised $8 million in VC funding.
Catherine Clifford
How a High Valuation Can Run Your Business Into the Ground
Venture Capital

How a High Valuation Can Run Your Business Into the Ground

An inflated early-stage valuation makes raising the first round of capital easier but the expectations make everything after harder.
David Mandell
The 100 U.S. Cities Where Businesses Received the Most VC Funding
Venture Capital

The 100 U.S. Cities Where Businesses Received the Most VC Funding

In 2014, investment deals closed in a dozen cities that haven't seen VC money in at least five years.
Catherine Clifford
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Problem Solving

Throw Out the 'Painkillers,' 'Vitamins' and Other Bad Metaphors in Silicon Valley

A CEO decries a venture-capital focus on companies that provide quick fixes to symptoms rather than long-term prevention.
David Hassell
Jibo, the Personal Robot Startup, Lands $25 Million in Funding
Robotics

Jibo, the Personal Robot Startup, Lands $25 Million in Funding

The Cambridge, Mass., Indiegogo darling is another major money step closer to making its 'friendly' family robot a reality.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Teen Crafts Low-Cost Braille Printer Out of Lego Kit, Receives Investment From Intel
Young Entrepreneurs

Teen Crafts Low-Cost Braille Printer Out of Lego Kit, Receives Investment From Intel

Thirteen-year-old Silicon Valley native Shubham Banerjee founded his company by considering a community that is often overlooked: the visually impaired.
Geoff Weiss
Healthy Restaurant Chain Dig Inn Raises $15 Million, Looks to Expand Beyond NYC
Grow Your Business

Healthy Restaurant Chain Dig Inn Raises $15 Million, Looks to Expand Beyond NYC

As the vegetable-forward eatery looks to increase its store count by at least 50 percent, its founder is also looking for ways to preserve company culture.
Catherine Clifford
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Mark Zuckerberg Reveals His New Year Resolution: Your Weekly News Roundup

Brush up on the latest from Facebook, Sony and Google Capital.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Career Website Glassdoor Nabs $70 Million in Latest Round
Funding

Career Website Glassdoor Nabs $70 Million in Latest Round

Google along with existing investors Tiger Global, Battery Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures participated in the latest round.
Venture Capital

Venture Capital Basics

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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.

Best Use: Varied. From financing product development and commercializing promising technologies to building durable well-run businesses.

Cost: Expensive. Institutional venture capitalists purchase significant equity in a business. The earlier the investment stage, the more equity is required to persuade an institutional venture capitalist to invest. The range of funds typically available is $500,000 to more than $30 million.

Ease of Acquisition: Difficult. Institutional venture capitalists are choosy. Institutional venture capital is an appropriate source of funding for only a limited number of companies.

Source: PitchBook Platform

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