Venture Capital

Mentor Moments

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.
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.
Success Strategies

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.