Venture Capital

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.
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 ...
Artificial Intelligence

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.
Venture Capital

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.
Networking

Girlboss to Take on LinkedIn With Its Own Social Network

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

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.
Pitching Investors

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.
Pitching Investors

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.
Success Stories

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.