Venture Capital

Venture Capital

Why the VC Game Is Attracting a Whole New Set of Players

Corporations, cities and special groups have jumped into equity financing.
Airbnb

Airbnb Is Now the Third-Highest Valued Startup After Massive $1.5 Billion Funding Round

The new round reportedly raises the startup's valuation to $25.5 billion.
Raising Capital

Everyone Pays to Raise Money

One way or another, entrepreneurs always pay to obtain capital.
Inspiring Your Team

How to Get Top Talent When You Have a Bare Bones Budget

Your startup isn't generating enough cash to pay decent salaries. Now what?
Startup Funding

What Slow Exits Mean to Startup Investors

Since the end of the Internet 1.0 boom in 2001, the time to exit for the average venture-capital-backed company has more than doubled.
Pitching Investors

How Star Wars Will Help You Raise Capital for Your Company

The movie focuses on the 'hero's journey,' a structure that can be useful when telling VCs your company's story.
Funding

Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Pitching to Big-Time VCs

While there is no universal answer as to how a startup successfully closes a great funding round, there are several issues that usually kill a VC's interest.
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.
Project Grow

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.
Accelerators

Why the Number of Accelerators Is Accelerating

Because they solve real problems that venture capitalists face in financing companies, accelerators are not simply a fad.
Funding

6 Tips for Raising Your First Round of Funding

It takes money to run a business. Here's how to obtain that initial windfall.
Pitches

The Bright Side of a Bad Pitch

VCs hear it all, but the bad ideas can be as worthwhile as the good ones.
Pitching Investors

Check These 14 Boxes and You Have the Complete Pitch Deck

Among the worst mistakes you can make pitching investors is not anticipating the fundamental questions they will want answered.
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