Startup Funding

Paper Masks Are Fooling Facial Recognition Software

Researchers with an artificial intelligence firm said they were able to fool facial-recognition software at an airport and mobile-payment kiosks using a printed mask, highlighting security vulnerabilities.

Aaron Holmes

· 2 min read

Startups Must Get Creative as Early-Stage Investors Shift to Larger Deals

The swashbuckling masters of the universe of who fueled the early days of Silicon Valley have aged and it shows in their investment choices.

Greg Shepard

· 6 min read

Starting Your Business: The Tools, Resources and Mindset You Need to Succeed

Never underestimate how much money you need to start, how long it will before you turn a profit or how hard you will have to work.

John Rampton

· 11 min read

A Public-Private Partnership Could Be Key to Your Startup's Survival

Funding from public-private partnerships is there for the taking -- but it often focuses on startup launches rather than startup sustainability.

Jeff Mazur

· 7 min read

How to Raise Money Without Lying

Entrepreneurs often overstate their early "success" in order to get investors to buy in. Here's how to avoid this fatal strategy.

Alex Gold

· 6 min read

No Money to Start? No Problem. Try These 5 Options to Fund Your Business.

Follow these simple guidelines to fund the business of your choosing for little to no capital.

Sujan Patel

· 5 min read

Perpetrators of Crowdfunding Fraud Can't Hide From The Law Forever

For years, crowdfunding has been a bit like the Wild West of finance. But as the industry continues to grow, state and federal authorities are catching up to abusers of the system.

Janet Gershen-Siegel

· 5 min read

What Pig Poop Taught Me About Growing a 20-Year-Old Business

Don't discount alternative funding sources and creative revenue streams. To get through the toughest times, companies must do whatever it takes.

Randy Paynter

· 6 min read

Opinion: The Case for Using Fintech to Fund Your Next Company

Tokenization through blockchain technology offers a compelling alternative to the traditional fundraising process.

· 7 min read

The Story Behind the Nation's First Standalone LGBTQ+ Accelerator, Which Graduates Its 20th Startup Today

StartOut Growth Lab is billed as the first standalone, brick-and-mortar accelerator focusing entirely on LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

Hayden Field

· 7 min read

98 Percent of VC Funding Goes to Men. Can Women Entrepreneurs Change a Sexist System?

Last year, the largest VC deal for a female team was $165 million -- a stark contrast to that for males, which was $3 billion.

Hayden Field

· 12 min read

7 Factors That Influence Startup Valuations

Figuring the valuation on a company that isn't making money is subjective but not arbitrary.

Jaydip Parikh

· 8 min read