Sam Hogg

Entrepreneur Contributor

Sam Hogg is a venture partner with Open Prairie Ventures, a Midwest-based venture-capital fund investing in agriculture, life-science and information technology.

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VC 100

If This VC Sold His Company Today, He'd Do These Things Differently

He did well, but could have done better.
Growth Strategies

The Money Metric You Might Not Know -- But Should

Think you'll run out of money before you turn a profit? Then do this.
Money

Why Now Is The Best Time To Hunt For VC Funding

The success of your company's pitch could depend on the calendar.
Ask the Expert

The Simple Trick to Winning Funding From Midwestern VCs

Warning: There are funding quirks in flyover country.
Ask the Expert

Insider Tips for Dealing Expertly with VCs

How to navigate the differences between angels, seeds and VCs.
Ask the Expert

Why This VC Won't Fund Startups That Serve Startups

Beware of launching a company that just serves another one.
Venture Capital

Why the Smart Money Invests B2B, Not B2C

An expert explains the upsides of creating a B2B company .
VC 100

5 Steps for Making the Most of Investor Assistance

What to do when investors arrive, claiming they're there to help.
VC Funding

How to Do Well With 3 Types of Do-Gooder Investors

It's possible, but you'll need to form the right purpose-driven business.
Failure

How to Be a Successful Failure

The way you handle collapse determines how soon you start again.
VC Funding

How 'No' Might Become 'Go' in the World of Venture Funding

An expert offers some reflections on rejections.
Project Grow

How to Get Top Talent When You Have a Bare Bones Budget

Your startup isn't generating enough cash to pay decent salaries. Now what?
Pitches

The Bright Side of a Bad Pitch

VCs hear it all, but the bad ideas can be as worthwhile as the good ones.
Seed Funding

SCUBA Diving and Seed Money are More Connected Than You Think

An expert explains the pitfalls that come after securing funding.
VC Funding

Inside the Smart Game of Late Fundraising Rounds

Late-stage capital is more common now. Here are 3 reasons why.
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