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Venture Capital

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.
Scaling

4 Ways to Scale and Capture Your 'Unicorn' Horn

Survivability is thrivability. Here are the moves that will get you there.
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.
Business Strategy

How My Not-So-Hot Rod Taught Me the Difference Between Endearing and Enduring

Money hunting with venture capitalists is like dumping cash into a sports car -- a success only for the short term.
Food Businesses

Why VCs Are Devouring Food Startups

Investments in food ventures are heating up. Here's what's making investors bite.
Raising Capital

Raising Money? Kick High When Pitching Venture Capitalists.

This VC says look to Bruce Lee -- be creative, humble and even risky to get noticed by a potential investor.
Y Combinator

Y Combinator Creates New Fund to Invest In Its Later-Stage Companies

The $700 million pool gives the incubator the ability to bet big on winner.
Venture Capital

How Investors Choose Startups to Finance

Early-stage investors gather very little information when making a decision. But that makes perfect sense.
Seed Funding

SCUBA Diving and Seed Money are More Connected Than You Think

An expert explains the pitfalls that come after securing funding.
Crowdfunding

5 Tips for Beating the Odds When Crowdfunding

Marketing is everything. How do you maximize your effort?
Fundraising

5 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Term Sheet

How do you distinguish the good VCs from the not-so-good ones?