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New Crowdfunding Platform Gives Hardware Innovators Realistic Production Sources

HWTrek offers hardware innovators the opportunity to prove their business model to experts, consumers and manufacturers.

Web Startup Scores $28 Million to Simplify A/B Testing

Optimizely found a way to make website optimization easier and everyone from Obama to venture captalists took notice.

How the Founder of S.W. Basics Got Her Confidence Back

When you are looking to raise growth funding, you'll often have to answer extremely tough questions about your business and yourself. Here's how one business owner rediscovered just how important it is to be confident.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: John Frankel

VC John Frankel of ff Venture Capital wants to answer your big startup questions about raising funds, meeting investors and pitching.

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Valuations

Read the first part of a series that breaks down what you really need to know about venture capital deals.

Car-Service Company Uber Reportedly Valued at $3.5 Billion

The San Francisco-based limo company has also reportedly received approximately $250 million from Google Ventures, the largest investment that Google's venture capital arm has ever made.

The 5 Must-Have Elements of a Flawless Pitch

Founder and CEO of PR firm Write2Market Lisa Calhoun offers up advice on how to deliver a pitch perfect presentation.

4 Ways to Blow It When Pitching For Venture Capital

Venture capitalists are not just looking for the best idea. They want to make sure you know how to pitch it.

ZocDoc Is Cyrus Massoumi's Vision of Delivering Better Health Care

Founder Cyrus Massoumi shares the story behind ZocDoc's humble origins and how to build a renowned company culture.

Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

The investing community slows its headlong dash into some of the riskier entrepreneurship countries, according to a new report.

The Do's and Don'ts of Meeting With Investors

Lightbank VC investor Paul Lee gives us the skinny on what young entrepreneurs should and shouldn't do when meeting investors.

Netscape's 18th Birthday Is Today. Here's Why You Should Care.

Netscape's memory has left a complicated free-market legacy, with some good and bad effects felt nearly two decades down the line.

Smelling the Roses: How One Startup Aims to Disrupt the Floral Industry

Startup The Bouqs is looking to take the thorn out of online floral delivery.

A Young VC on How Young Entrepreneurs Can Land Cash for Their Young Companies

Early-stage venture capital investor Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital talks dollar bills and IPOs, among other weighty topics.

Investors See Opportunities in Bitcoin's High-Risk Market

A recent panel of angel investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs discussed why the cryptocurrency could be a transformative technology.

App Makes Creating a Single Page 'Pitch Site' Super Simple

Crushpath's easy-to-use software connects social media feeds and Salesforce software into one convenient package.

Everything You'd Ever Want to Know About 31,216 Startups (Interactive Graphic)

This tool provides a near exhaustive look at the past 22 years (and counting) of startups.

Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye

The National Venture Capital Association released its first brand influence study on the venture capital industry today.

Software and Biotech Companies Lead the Pack in VC Funding

Venture-capital funding increased slightly in the second quarter from the previous quarter, according to a new report.

VC Funding of U.S. Companies Falls to Lowest Level in 3 Years

Venture-capital funding has declined sharply year-over-year in the second quarter, according to the latest data from Dow Jones VentureSource.

A Startup Brings High-Tech Sports Analytics to School Teams

The online video and analytics platform Krossover analyzes plays for high school and college teams.

Steve Case on Startups That Attract His Attention and What Kills a Deal

Need VC? The investor and AOL co-founder on how he decides on who gets funding.

Where to Look for Investors to Fund Your Startup

Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock provides young entrepreneurs tips on approaching investors.

Students Funding Students: A Look at Campus-Based Investment Funds

In the race to find the next young entrepreneurial dynamo, VC firms are increasingly putting students in control of the selection process.

The Art and Science of Company Valuations (Infographic)

See a visual explanation of how young companies are valued, in some cases before they're even making money.
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