Venture Capital

Investors

Face-to-Face Meetings With Investors Are Important, But Don't Underestimate the Power of Written Communication

Providing written answers helps potential investors advocate for you with the other partners in the firm.

She Wouldn't Let a Year of No's From Investors Slow Her Down. Today Her Company Has Raised $95 Million and Serves 4 Million Customers Across the Country.

Dia & Co co-founder and CEO Nadia Boujarwah says the conviction she had to create a fashion experience that would be worth the money and time of plus size women like her, got her through the toughest moments.
Workplace Diversity

Enough With the Trying; It's Time for Doing

There is no such thing as permanently achieving diversity.

It's Almost 2019. Is the Glass Ceiling Finally Beginning to Crack?

Women in executive leadership positions are still vastly outnumbered, but one thing is clear: Some of the invisible barriers to success are slowly beginning to unravel.
Venture Capital

A VC Firm Investment Committee Rejected You. What Does That Actually Mean?

The rejection can mean different things, depending on where you stand with the firm.
Venture Capital

Out of $85 Billion in VC Funding Last Year, Only 2.2 Percent Went to Female Founders. And Every Year, Women of Color Get Less Than 1 Percent of Total Funding.

Not only that, under 3% investment professionals at VC firms are black or Latinx. Meet some up and coming entrepreneurs and investors that are working to change the game.
Investors

Startups Need More Than Money to Succeed -- They Need Smart Money

Startups need investors who bring not only cash to the table, but also their networks and business acumen.

Silicon Valley VCs Were Eager to Hear About Our Cannabis Tech Firm but Reluctant to Invest

There are many reasons VCs won't, or just can't, invest in your cannabis company regardless of the numbers and the potential.
Shark Tank

'Shark Tank' Investors Reveal Top 5 Tips to Make Your Business Famous

Is your business worthy of fame? If so, pay attention to what the Sharks have to say ...
Innovation Now

Investors are Pouring Cash Into AI Startups Focused on Health Care

There are cures waiting to be discovered in the ever growing mountains of medical data.
Startup Basics

Why Not Getting VC Funding Might Be Better for Your Business

Here's why lifestyle businesses appeal to so many entrepreneurs.
Venture Capital

With an Increase in Venture Capital Mega Deals, How Can Startups Stand Out?

While a great idea or product may put your emerging growth company in the running, breaking away from the crowd does take a significant amount of homework.
Starting a Business

Want Startup Success? Keep It Simple, Stupid!

Don't try to be all things to all people--focus on that one thing your business can be doing that is better than everyone else.

The VC World Is Still a Boys' Club -- Here's How to Change That

Women provide a unique perspective that is often missing in venture capital firms.