Venture Capital

Girlboss to Take on LinkedIn With Its Own Social Network

Sophia Amoruso's company raised $3.5 million for the venture.

98 Percent of VC Funding Goes to Men. Can Women Entrepreneurs Change a Sexist System?

Last year, the largest VC deal for a female team was $165 million -- a stark contrast to that for males, which was $3 billion.
Equity Crowdfunding

Survey Shows Founders Ignored by VCs Are Succeeding With Equity Crowdfunding

Women and people of color seldom win the backing of venture capitalists, but they have a promising alternative with equity crowdfunding.

How to Get Male Venture Capitalists to Invest in Your Female-Targeted Product

Often, male VCs just don't understand products for women -- or they need to ask their wife or daughters first.

7 Women Investors Reveal What's Different When a Woman Evaluates Your Pitch

With the number of women founders rising, women investors are an important success factor for them.

This VC Went From Representing Huge Artists to Funding Women- and Minority-Led Startups

Monique Idlett-Mosley is working to change the narrative around success.

How This Subscription-Box Founder Got Her Mentor, the 'Hottest Ticket in Town,' to Invest in Her Company

Rockets of Awesome founder Rachel Blumenthal had found a valuable mentor in Kirsten Green, founder of Forerunner Ventures. And when Green invested in Blumenthal's business, their relationship only got stronger.
Social Entrepreneurship

Why I Turned Down $10 Million Even Though Our Company Was Nearly Broke

Building networks of trust is key for social entrepreneurs.
Valuations

7 Factors That Influence Startup Valuations

Figuring the valuation on a company that isn't making money is subjective but not arbitrary.
Funding

This Unlikely VC Has Invested $4 Million in Underrepresented Founders

Women, people of color and LGBTQ founders receive less than 10 percent of venture capital. Arlan Hamilton is changing that.
Funding

We Just Raised $21 Million. Here's How to Spend a Massive Funding Round.

Follow these do's and don'ts to make the most of your funding without making any lavish mistakes.
recession

The Recession Is Coming: How to Set Up Your Company for Survival

Right now, the VC market feels as effervescent as a bottle of Mo√ęt. Here's what to do if and when the fizz goes flat.
Pitching Investors

This Is the Only Reliable Way to Get Valuable Investor Intros

Expanding your network is the only way you'll meet the investors you need to grow your business.
Starting a Business

The Surprising Differences Between Men's and Women's Motives and Obstacles in Becoming Entrepreneurs

A new survey exposes perceived obstacles to success in entrepreneurship based on gender.