VC Funding

Success

Forget Unicorns. Startups Should Be Camels.

Startup 'camels' prioritize sustainability by balancing growth with cash flow.

5 Tips for Millennials Hoping to Raise Venture Capital

VC firms are more selective than ever in allocating money. How should you approach fundraising?

How to Profit Without Venture Capital

As VC investors tighten their purse strings, your business can still be successful.

How This Founder Raised Venture Capital -- Before She Built Her Debut Product

Interior designer Nicole Gibbons knew she could create a better interior paint brand. She also knew she couldn't bootstrap the process.

How a VC Wants to Be Pitched

Accel partner Andrew Braccia breaks down the basics of selling your idea to venture capitalists.

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8 Women VCs Share the Most Memorable Pitch They've Ever Received

From a dinosaur in a tutu to getting (really) personal, these pitches left an impression.
Venture Capital

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.
Investments

Forget Being a 'Unicorn': Here Are 5 Ways to Become a 'Monster Truck'

Fast money doesn't always mean long-term money. So sidestep those temptations.

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.
Startup Financing

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.
VC Funding

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.

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.