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VC Funding

Black Female Founders Face Constant Rejection. They're Thriving Anyway.

Despite the lack of funding, black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs today. Here's why.

The Inside Story of How Jordan Gaspar Co-Founded a $90 Million VC Fund

Jordan Gaspar discusses work-life balance.

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.

Explore Startup Investing Beyond Silicon Valley

Be smart, and don't go solo.

Women Are (Finally) Turning the VC Funding Tide

But with only 2 percent of U.S.-based VC funding going to women CEOs in 2017, they still have a long way to go.

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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.
Funding

You Can't Get VC Funding for Your Startup. Now, What?

Take heart, because there are other paths to take to launch a company -- some very popular, and others virtually unknown.
Startup Investment

OMG: 5 Investors/Groups Who Passed on Brilliant Ideas ... and on Windfalls Worth Millions

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Entrepreneurship

How to Know If You Have the Entrepreneur Gene (If it Even Exists)

Is entrepreneurship caused by nature or nurture? Not that it makes much difference once the bug bites.
Startup Financing

Why Tech Startups Can't Seem to Stop Flushing Cash Down the Toilet

Companies with more money than sense might survive for a time, but only those with a good business model and good business-building habits will succeed.
Crowdfunding

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

There are plenty of Cinderella stories but also just as many cautionary tales out there. How to make yours the former, not the latter.
Raising Capital

VC Confidential: Why Investors Say No

An investor-turned-entrepreneur describes the view from the other side of the table.

When an Investor Bailed, Finery Founders Brooklyn Decker and Whitney Casey Had to Do Major Damage Control

Finding new capital, calming staff nerves and making sure the brand's reputation was intact called for calm leadership and quick thinking.
Location

Silicon Valley Success Doesn't Require the Silicon Valley Address

Greater San Francisco isn't overrated, just overpriced. It pays to consider starting up where necessities, from housing to talent, haven't already been bid up to the stratosphere.
Seed Funding

Is Seed Funding the Right Answer for Your Startup?

Investment isn't for everyone, and understanding the impact it may have on your business is something few entrepreneurs consider beforehand.