Venture Capital

New Study Finds 5 Key Differences in How Male and Female Founders Raise Capital

Women tend to bootstrap to avoid raising debt. Men tend to raise money however they can and bootstrap to make it go further.
business development companies

Capital-Hungry Startups Should Consider This Alternative to VCs.

Venture firms are funding fewer startups, mostly in selected places. If yours is outside the promised land that is Silicon Valley, business development companies might be your best bet for funding.
Pitching Investors

Improve Your Odds of Getting Funded by Matching Your Pitch to the VC's Investment Pattern

It's the often unseen trigger -- that invisible 'something' -- that gets them to bite. Seek it, use it, close the deal.
Funding

What Elon Musk Can Teach You About Getting Funding for Your Startup

Learn from the entrepreneur's successes -- and his mistakes.
Gender Bias

New Data Illuminates VC Bias Against Women

Where men were 'young and promising,' women were 'young, but inexperienced.'
Venture Capital

Here's How AI Is Changing VC Funding

Venture capital firms are using machine learning to make their investment decisions. Here's how to use AI for better business insights and better access to funds.
Entrepreneurship

Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You: Bedrock or High-Risk?

There are two fundamentally different kinds of entrepreneurs. It doesn't matter which you are, so long as you know which you are.
Accelerators

12 Reasons You Should Join an Accelerator to Advance Your Startup

You can thrive with a little help from your friends.
Starting a Business

4 Tips to Growing a Multimillion-Dollar Business With Zero Debt and No Investors

Attracting valuable clients requires that you invest in revenue drivers, existing clients -- and yourself
Elon Musk

Elon Musk Confirms He Was at an Alleged Silicon Valley 'Sex Party' Until 1 a.m. -- But He Says He Thought it Was a Costume Party and Left Early

His representative said he spent his time there talking about 'technology and building companies.'
Funding

Is Your Company a Candidate for Outside Investment?

Taking on investors is one way to grow your business -- but before you seek funding, make sure it's the right path for you.
Starting a Business

Yes, You Can Still Bootstrap Your Startup From Zero to Millions of Users.

Against the odds, but it's possible. Or at least it's not impossible.
Success Stories

This Woman's Family Couldn't Afford a Computer. Now She Oversees a $100 Million Investment Fund.

Valery Komissarova helped launch the venture capital firm Grishin Robotics, whose co-investors include Larry Page and Richard Branson.
Startup Funding

How to Win in the Biggest Tech Investor Boom Ever

In this period of peak startup funding -- and competition for capital, don't make the pitch mistakes I did. Focus on the team factors investors are looking for.
Challenges

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Join a Startup

Beyond the glitz and hype, a new businesses may present a certain gritty reality. Steer clear if you're not prepared.