Venture Capital

Venture Capital

How We Can Beat Venture Capital's Diversity Problem

Minorities and females are yet to be fully integrated into the venture-backed technology world. So, what can we do?
Venture Capital

How to Drive Growth -- With or Without VC Funding

Funding is important but not as important as smart leadership.
Funding

3 Warning Signs That Your Startup Isn't Positioned to Secure Funding

Funding is available. The problem is startups not positioning themselves to attract investors.
Theranos

What Do Pitching and Investing Look Like In a Post-Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos World?

An entrepreneur and VC share their experiences and insights in the wake of the Theranos scandal that shocked the biotech world.
Gender Bias

To Break up the Boys' Club, Ladies, Why Not Start Your Own Venture Capital Firm?

Women in VC roles can't rely on public relations fixes, token nods or the chivalry of their male colleagues. They have to do it themselves.

Everything You Need to Know to Pitch an Investor

Asking investors to fund your business is uncomfortable, intimidating and at times even excruciating. Here's how to make it better.
Jeff Bezos

15 Companies That Jeff Bezos Has Invested in

See where Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has invested his money.
Raising Capital

The Basics of Raising Capital for a Startup

Unless you have a clearly defined plan and a path to follow, you're going to waste precious time.
Gender Bias

Let's Settle This Once and for All: 'Can You Be a Good Mom and an Entrepreneur?'

In honor of International Women's Day, a contributor answers this (kind of antiquated) question yet again and offers some solutions.
Pitching Investors

The 50-Word Blurb and the 5-Slide Deck

An avalanche of information is not what potential investors seek on the first meeting.
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.
Open Every Door

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.
Gender Gap

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.