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'Flappy Bird' Kicks Off Booming Foreign Investments in Vietnam's Startup Scene
Vietnam

'Flappy Bird' Kicks Off Booming Foreign Investments in Vietnam's Startup Scene

The country is becoming a major player in the tech industry, and big financial players are taking notice.
Why Measuring Social Impact Matters to Investors
Impact Investing

Why Measuring Social Impact Matters to Investors

Here are five ways startups can integrate an impact agenda and established companies can measure social impact in new ways.
Josh Cohen
Sesame Street Launches VC Arm to Influence Tech for Kids
Startups

Sesame Street Launches VC Arm to Influence Tech for Kids

Lalalala. Lalalala. Elmo loves his goldfish, his startups, too.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How Angel Investing Is Different Outside of Silicon Valley
Angel Investors

How Angel Investing Is Different Outside of Silicon Valley

While much of angel investing is the same everywhere, angels outside of Silicon Valley need to do a few things differently to be successful.
Scott Shane
5 Questions You Must Ask to Build a Company That Lasts
Ready To Launch

5 Questions You Must Ask to Build a Company That Lasts

A VC professional shares his thoughts on team building, timing and more.
Joseph Ansanelli
9 Top Venture Capitalists Share Their Best Advice for Entrepreneurs
Advice

9 Top Venture Capitalists Share Their Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

When it comes to fundraising, it's a good idea to listen to the men and women doling out the dollars.
Carly Okyle
Why Angels Are Moving Online
Angel Investing

Why Angels Are Moving Online

Online platforms are a superior choice for less entrepreneurially experienced, less-active investors who are deploying smaller amounts of money.
Scott Shane
How Your Small Business Can Play in the Big Leagues
Venture Capital

How Your Small Business Can Play in the Big Leagues

Corporate venture capital funds are looking to invest in innovative startups. Here's how to cash in on the substantial resources of major companies.
Michelle Goodman
The Bright Side of a Bad Pitch
Pitches

The Bright Side of a Bad Pitch

VCs hear it all, but the bad ideas can be as worthwhile as the good ones.
Why Venture Capital Deals Stay in Silicon Valley
Venture Capital

Why Venture Capital Deals Stay in Silicon Valley

The growing concentration of venture capital investments in Silicon Valley creates a problem for policymakers in other regions.
Scott Shane
Why VCs Are Devouring Food Startups
Food Businesses

Why VCs Are Devouring Food Startups

Investments in food ventures are heating up. Here's what's making investors bite.
120,000 Miles Later, Dinner Lab Lands a Fresh Round of Funding
Dinner Lab

120,000 Miles Later, Dinner Lab Lands a Fresh Round of Funding

As the New Orleans-based startup grows, it's founder is learning that being headquartered in the Big Easy can be a big challenge.
Catherine Clifford
Venture Capital Isn't Partying Like 2000
Venture Capital

Venture Capital Isn't Partying Like 2000

Despite some headlines, the nature of the current venture market is far different than the bubble years.
Scott Shane

Venture capital firms are financial institutions with professionally managed funds that are typically invested in young, high-potential, emerging-growth companies in exchange for equity ownership.

Investment: The typical investment for venture capital firms in a company can range from $500,000 to more than $30 million. Venture capital firms tend to be extremely selective in their investments.

A list of top venture capital investors can be found in “VC 100: The Top Investors in Early-Stage Startups.”