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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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3 Critical Elements of an Investor Pitch

3 Critical Elements of an Investor Pitch

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You only have a few minutes to convince an investor to fund your startup. Improve your pitch with these essentials.
November 2, 2012 in Startup Financing
On Sharks, Scrubbies and Why Money Isn't Everything

On Sharks, Scrubbies and Why Money Isn't Everything

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In this new series, an investor takes a closer look at a deal for a promising scrubbing sponge business on the hit business television show.
October 29, 2012 in Venture Capital
How the Young Founder of Apprenda Landed $16 Million from Albany, N.Y.

How the Young Founder of Apprenda Landed $16 Million from Albany, N.Y.

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Thirty-year-old Sinclair Schuller is hoping that his company's prowess in big data will continue to land big funding.
October 26, 2012 in Technology
Why VCs Should Think Like Entrepreneurs

Why VCs Should Think Like Entrepreneurs

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The world needs a more VCs who think like entrepreneurs -- ready to invest in the next great big idea.
October 23, 2012 in Financing
Keys to a Thriving Startup Scene From VC Veteran Brad Feld

Keys to a Thriving Startup Scene From VC Veteran Brad Feld

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Brad Feld of the VC firm Foundry Group has funded some the biggest tech success stories of the last decade. He shares his thoughts about the state of the startup scene.
October 22, 2012 in Startup Financing
Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

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A recent grad reveals why he walked away from $200,000 for his coat-check technology.
October 19, 2012 in Startup Financing
BrandYourself Helps Users Clean up Their Online Identity

BrandYourself Helps Users Clean up Their Online Identity

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DIY web platform helps clear up possible identity mix-ups online that could cost you business or your reputation.
October 15, 2012 in Startup Financing
Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

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Several reports show that entrepreneurs are gaining ground when it comes to the funding they need to run and grow their business.
October 10, 2012 in Financing
Why Giant VCs Are Putting Trust -- and $1 Million -- into Cory Levy's One

Why Giant VCs Are Putting Trust -- and $1 Million -- into Cory Levy's One

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This social-discovery app co-founder may only be 20 years old, but he has the venture backing of someone twice his age. Here, we ask him to expand on his top entrepreneurial challenges and key drivers.
September 25, 2012 in Profiles
The Truth About Getting Funded

The Truth About Getting Funded

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VC funding isn't the end of the entrepreneurial journey, it's the beginning of a new trip -- here's how to navigate it.
September 20, 2012 in Venture Capital
Entrepreneur Offers Alternatives to the High Cost of Solar Energy

Entrepreneur Offers Alternatives to the High Cost of Solar Energy

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OneRoof Energy wants to change the way homeowners think about solar energy, and how much it costs.
September 8, 2012 in Venture Capital
Thrillist's Ben Lerer on Success as a Young Trep

Thrillist's Ben Lerer on Success as a Young Trep

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Despite his famous father, the Thrillist co-founder has managed to find massive success in business on his own. Here, we ask him about his victories -- and challenges.
August 24, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Thrillist's Ben Lerer on his Success as a Young Trep

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Despite his famous father, the Thrillist co-founder has managed to find massive success in business on his own. Here, we ask him about his victories -- and challenges.
August 21, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
What Venture Capitalists Are Investing in Right Now

What Venture Capitalists Are Investing in Right Now

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A look at what's hot and what's not, when it comes to the industries attracting the most funding.
July 27, 2012 in Venture Capital
From Starving Artist to Young Entrepreneur: Conor McCreedy on Making Creativity Pay

From Starving Artist to Young Entrepreneur: Conor McCreedy on Making Creativity Pay

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From artists to chefs to designers, making money is still considered taboo. But when you want to make it big in fashionable industries, being able to earn a buck is often key.
July 24, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
What the IPO Market Revival Means for Start-Up Funding

What the IPO Market Revival Means for Start-Up Funding

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Why a good showing among two recent public offerings could bode well for fast pace startups.
July 23, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs
How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession

How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession

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Doing the opposite of what others expect is sometimes the fastest ticket to success. We spoke with Alexa von Tobel of LearnVest about why she started up a financial site in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
July 20, 2012 in Profiles
Video: How Loosecubes Aims to Change Where We WorkPlay Video

How Loosecubes Aims to Change Where We Work (Video)

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Campbell McKellar describes her vision for a different kind of co-working space -- one where individuals get to choose where they work.
July 17, 2012 in Starting a Business
7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs

7 Tips to Successful Fundraising for Young Entrepreneurs

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Don't let the tech and start-up blogs fool you, finding an investor to part with big money is neither common nor easy. Here, the co-founder of CrowdTwist gives his top lessons for success.
July 13, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

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In starting up, whatever you do, do not miss an opportunity to meet tastemakers like Sir Richard Branson. Here's how two young founders met the billionaire and won him over.
July 11, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
SnagFilms Lands Another $7 Million in VC for Indie Flicks

SnagFilms Lands Another $7 Million in VC for Indie Flicks

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A look at how the startup is using technology to draw attention to independent films -- and who is funding the concept.
July 8, 2012 in Profiles
Tristan Walker on Life After Foursquare

Tristan Walker on Life After Foursquare

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The location app's former head of business development discusses where his next job as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz will land him.
June 20, 2012 in Profiles
Video: Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative WorldPlay Video

Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative World (Video)

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We speak with James Beshara the co-founder of the group-funding site Crowdtilt about what it's like to run a fast-moving young company with major investors watching.
June 11, 2012 in Profiles
Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

Got Investors? Now, How to Handle Your Salary

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Whether your investors are friends and family or VCs, here's a guideline on how to pay yourself as your startup grows.
June 7, 2012 in Getting Started
DVD Pick for Tech Startups: 'Something Ventured'

DVD Pick for Tech Startups: 'Something Ventured'

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Trying to figure out how Silicon Valley really works? This documentary, recently released on DVD, offers plenty of insight into Apple, Intel and the money guys who bet on them.
June 5, 2012 in Venture Capital
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