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Venture Capital

Mergers and Acquisitions

Don't Even Think About M&A Until You've Mastered These 5 Practices

Your hardest days as an entrepreneur will happen between your suitor's first email and shareholder approval, a year later.
Pitching Investors

5 Steps to Identifying Potential Investors That Are Right for You

While there are many options for fundraising, it doesn't make it easier to get capital. Here is how to make the process more productive and efficient.
Take It From The Pros

Jennifer Lopez Makes a Sales Pitch to Silicon Valley

The entertainer made an unusual appearance in front of venture capitalists Wednesday to talk about taking risks, thinking big, and investing in Jennifer Lopez, the brand.
Venture Capital

Is Boston Losing Another VC Firm to Silicon Valley?

Highland Capital Partners is now led by one of its Palo Alto-based partners.
National Small Business Week

Challenges Women Face When Raising Venture Capital

If you're a woman who wants to start a business, don't let these obstacles stand between you and major sources of funding.
VC

Is Your Business Idea Too Weird for a VC?

If your business doesn't firmly fit the mold, don't be discouraged.
Raising Money

Angels vs. Venture Capitalists: How Do They Think?

Before you make your first pitch, it's critical you know the mindset of these two groups.
Innovators

Meet Y Combinator's Bold Whiz Kid Boss

Sam Altman is redefining the venture capital firm's identity and making bold moves. After one year on the job, has his strategy paid off?
Venture Capital

Your Region's VC Giant Has Fallen: What Are You Going to Do?

Pick yourself up. Dust yourself off. And start networking -- today.
Trends

Big Funds Pour Money Into Online Lending

Watch out. Interest from institutional investors is heating up.
Pitching Investors

Why VCs Don't Sign NDAs and You Shouldn't Worry About It

Nondisclosure agreements are not the magic cloak many entrepreneurs imagine and often are simply counterproductive.
Marc Andreesen

Bubbles and Brainstorming With Marc Andreessen

One of America's most important venture capitalists talks tech bubbles, delayed gratification and his firm's efforts to hire a female partner.
Venture Capital

What Venture Capitalists Want to See in Your Business (VIDEO)

A recent insider panel offered clues on what VCs are looking for and stressed the importance of being being backed by a good team. Catch the full video here.
VC 100

Talk Like a VC Insider With This Gif Glossary

Dry powder doesn't mean what you think it does. Sound smarter with these 16 terms and phrases.