Venture Capital

How to Secure VC Funding When You're the Only Woman in the Room

Having raised over $40 million -- some of it while pregnant -- I've learned a few things about winning over male investors.
Venture Capital

Is the VC Era Over? Let's Hope So for the Sake of Business.

While VCs love to find and fund innovation, they're terrible at producing it.
Fundraising

Why Your Startup Should Skip the Seed Round

Don't tell your frugal grandpa, but these days, you can't do much with the typical $2 million seed round.

Why Investing in Diverse Companies Will Keep Future Mistakes at Bay

As a guiding force behind the StandUp Ventures fund, Michelle McBane speaks of her time investing in female-led companies.
Pitching Investors

How to Attract the Socially Conscious Investor

Like consumers, investors are voting with their wallets for socially responsible businesses. Here's how to get their vote.
News and Trends

These Smart Shorts Will Help You Find the Perfect Pair of Jeans

Plus Automation Anywhere raises $250 million and an online bra startup raises $2 million.

How the Founder of Modsy and Her Mentor Are Building a 'Power Squad' to Help Women in Business

Shanna Tellerman, the CEO of Modsy, and her mentor, Cindy Padnos of Illuminate Ventures, chat about supporting each other and empowering other women.
100 Brilliant Companies

Learn Why Investors are Closely Watching These 20 Companies

Investors and incubators share the most brilliant companies that have caught their attention this year.

Attention Female Entrepreneurs: Here's a Step-by-Step Guide for Picking the Right VC

The VC relationships you gain are far more important than the money, so choose wisely.
Women Entrepreneurs

This Former Wall Streeter Turned Down $2 Million and Pays Herself Less Than Her Interns So She Can Build Her Company on Her Terms

Kimberley Ho is a former Wall Street investor who launched her own direct-to-consumer family skincare company, Evereden.
Franchises

The 6 Best Financing Options for Franchising a Business

Opening a franchise requires lots of capital. If you need a business loan to make it happen, here are the best options available.
Growth Strategies

Too Many Small Businesses Are Swinging for the Wrong Fences

Regardless of the outcome you're swinging for, you'll need to build a sustainable business to get there.
Venture Capital

3 Ways to Play the VC Game if You're Not a White Guy

The current VC model is skewed to favor the style of male-run companies. Here's how women and minorities can get a seat at the table.