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Venture Capital

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.
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.