Fundraising

News and Trends

Self-Driving Truck Startup Kodiak Ventures Secures $40 Million in Funding

Plus, there is a new feature on Uber that uses machine learning, and Wonderschool raises $20 million.

How to Secure VC Funding When You're the Only Woman in the Room

Having raised over $40 million -- some of it while pregnant -- I've learned a few things about winning over male investors.
Fundraising

Why Your Startup Should Skip the Seed Round

Don't tell your frugal grandpa, but these days, you can't do much with the typical $2 million seed round.
News and Trends

Microsoft Launches Skype 8.0 With New Video and Chat Features

Plus, Fastly raises $40 million in a Series F round, and Chicago-based startup Chowly has raised a total of $5.8 million.
Fundraising

Most Businesses Would Benefit From Smaller Infusions of Capital on an Ongoing Basis, Rather Than Big Investment Rounds

This CEO argues that there should be alternative funding models for non-'unicorn' companies.

This Co-Founder's Startup Matches Clients With Local Therapists -- and Her Mentor Used Her Services

Sophia co-founder Eva Breitenbach leans on her mentor, a fellow MIT alumna, to expand her network and find her own answers to her questions.

This Former Dating App CEO Wants to Make Motherhood Less Lonely.

Michelle Kennedy took her expertise as a leader in the swipe-right dating world and created Peanut, a networking app for moms.
Seed Funding

Seed Stage Founders Aren't Getting Enough Guidance From Their Investors

A lack of help from investors in the early stages keeps entrepreneurs from reaching their full potential.

How the Founders of LOLA Learned to Talk up the Feminine Hygiene Market

Alex Friedman and Jordana Kier learned on the fly to turn their organic tampon company into a VC-funded reality.
News and Trends

Ashton Kutcher Invests in a Local Meat Delivery Startup

Plus, Rover raised $155 million and Chipotle adds drive-through lanes.

How the Founder of Modsy and Her Mentor Are Building a 'Power Squad' to Help Women in Business

Shanna Tellerman, the CEO of Modsy, and her mentor, Cindy Padnos of Illuminate Ventures, chat about supporting each other and empowering other women.

The Only Advice Women Need to Raise Capital

The best way to ensure that you have everything you need to line up your capital is to create a network of supporters who personally want to see you succeed.
News and Trends

Wedding Planner Startup Zola Raises $100 Million

Plus, Panera launches a national delivery service, and Square launches Square for Restaurants.
The Boring Company

Elon Musk Just Poured More Than $100 Million Into The Boring Company

The Boring Company has raised $112.5 million in a recent round of funding, according to an SEC filing the company submitted on Monday.

New Study Finds 5 Key Differences in How Male and Female Founders Raise Capital

Women tend to bootstrap to avoid raising debt. Men tend to raise money however they can and bootstrap to make it go further.

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