Sam Hogg

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The Truth About Bridge Loans

Need a loan? Ask your investors.

China's Effect on the U.S. VC Game

A VC pro explains the benefits and drawback of finding funding overseas.

3 Things VCs Are Looking For

Pitching to a venture capitalist? Be ready to answer questions about these three topics.

Is Your Business Idea Too Weird for a VC?

If your business doesn't firmly fit the mold, don't be discouraged.

How VCs Value Companies

How do you measure the value of a pre-revenue company? Here's a bit of insight.

Create Value -- Not Just Buzz -- For Your Customers

Too many startups neglect the most important goal: determining why someone would want to buy what they're selling.

How Venture Capital and Crowdfunding Can Be Mutually Beneficial

V.C. and crowdfunding each have a place in the entrepreneurial landscape.

Wise Words for Startups: No Money, More Problems

For both the company and the investors, a lack of funds means a surplus of trouble.

3 Ways VCs Can Add Value to Your Startup Beyond the Cash

Turns out, there are other perks besides cash.

Founders: When Fundraising, Ask for More Than You Think You'll Need

To preserve equity, fight for a higher valuation rather than paring back much-needed cash.

When It Comes to Equity Stakes, There's No Need for Contention

We take a look at the issue from both the investors' and founders' point of view.

Secure That First Investor, and the Rest Will Come

Venture capital's dirty little secret: investors don't like going it alone.

Why Today's Bullish Economy Is Bad for VCs, But Good for You

A stable economy means less competition for scoring investment.