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Raising Capital

Raising Capital

How to Raise Money Even When You Don't Have 'Traction'

Early-stage entrepreneurs need marketplace traction to raise capital. And capital to generate traction. Here's how to get out of this frustrating cycle.

This Health Coaching App Just Raised $58 Million

Plus, Plum raises $4.5 million, and two female founders are disrupting the non-dairy milk industry.

The Basics of Raising Capital for a Startup

Unless you have a clearly defined plan and a path to follow, you're going to waste precious time.

3 Tips for Securing Funding From the Co-Founder of the All-New Premier Lacrosse League

Here's how Paul Rabil -- the sport's first million-dollar athlete -- raised the necessary capital to make the PLL a reality.

How Issues of Gender Equity Become Issues of Wealth Equity When It Comes to Startup Funding

I would argue that all investments come down to the personal comfort level that the investor has with the founders.

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