Venture Capitalists

Dare to Be 'Boring': The Best Businesses Are the Ones No One Talks About

The era of billion-dollar valuations for shiny, sexy startups -- factors that used to attract VC money -- may be over.

Andrew Karam

· 6 min read

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.

Alex Gold

· 5 min read

6 Important Factors Venture Capitalists Consider Before Investing

Only about one percent of startups get venture capital money. How can you stand out and be that one percent?

Jonathan Long

· 5 min read

What I Learned From the World's Greatest Venture Capitalist

Bill Tai blends his passion for windsurfing with his desire to contribute to a better future.

Tim Denning

· 7 min read

Hey, Entrepreneurs, It's OK to Walk Away From an Investor

If an investor offering to seed your company isn't in line with the way you want to grow, saying "yes" could be one of the biggest regrets you'll ever have.

Jiffy Iuen

· 7 min read

10 Things You Must Do Before Connecting With Investors

There are no shortcuts to building a solid network of engaged investors.

Patrick Henry

· 11 min read

Not Believing His Own BS: Why Shark Tank Star Chris Sacca Wears Those Funky Embroidered Cowboy Shirts

If you think it's because the billionaire venture capitalist has a little hillbilly in him, you're wrong.

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 3 min read

What 25 Years and $200 Million in Financing Taught Me

There are a plethora of ways to raise funds for a startup company, but try these suggestions to retain control.

Patrick Henry

· 5 min read

How This Man Raised $31 Million in VC Funding in 4 Years

Greg Marsh unlocked the secret: Start with old-fashioned networking, then grow your own network.

Brittany Shoot

· 3 min read

Don't Believe These 5 Myths About Becoming an Entrepreneur

Sample myth: Venture capitalists are not trying to beat your door down to invest.

Jonathan Long

· 4 min read