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Startup Financing 101: Don't Waste Your Money on Equipment. Go See A Lender Instead.

Fred Wilson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

Don't use your precious funds raised in dilutive equity rounds to buy servers and other capital equipment. Go see a bank, finance company, or manufacturer about a financing arrangement.

Startup Financing 101: What Is Venture Debt?

Fred Wilson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

There is a large, growing, and vibrant market for something called Venture Debt. It is indeed debt, largely provided by a number of banks and finance companies who specialize in this market.

Startup Financing 101: How To Sell Preferred Stock

Fred Wilson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

So if you are an entrepreneur, it makes sense to understand preferred stock and what it means for you and your company.

Startup Financing 101: What Is Convertible Debt?

Fred Wilson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

Startups typically think about raising capital via convertible debt early on in the life of a startup. They want to move fast, keep transaction costs low, and it is often easier to get the round done with a convertible note than a seed or series A round.

Fred Wilson: Ranking The Best Venture Capital Firms

Fred Wilson | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

InvestorRank offers an insightful way to look at the early stage venture capital business.

PHOTOS: Brooklyn Museum's Artists Ball

ARTINFO | Posted 07.04.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK-- Last week the Brooklyn Museum held its annual Brooklyn Artists Ball, hosted this time around by Sarah Jessica Parker and Liv Tyler, two meg...

Fred Wilson: First Time Vs. Serial Entrepreneurs

Fred Wilson | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

I've been thinking a lot about the differences between first time and serial entrepreneurs. We invest in both and do not have a preference between the two. But there are significant differences.

Top VC: It's 'Absurd' To Expect Users To Pay For Facebook

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, known for its investments in startups such as Twitter, Foursquare, and Kickstarter, among ot...

Venice Biennale 2011: A Comprehensive Guide

ARTINFO | Posted 08.02.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

VENICE-- The 2011 iteration of the Venice Biennale, that art-world exhibition that combines the Olympic thrill of awards -- the Golden Lion for best i...

The Top Tech Investors Of 2011

Forbes | Posted 06.07.2011 | Technology

Much has changed in two years, when Forbes last published its list of top venture capitalists. Secondary markets surfaced. Founders dragged their feet...

Fred Wilson, Uri Milner: Is Curation VC's Big New Thing?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.28.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

A number of the web's most trusted voices have started to embrace a concept that could have massive ramifications -- to manage, and make useful, the massive growth of content on the web, sites must embrace curation.

Fred Wilson: 'Marketing Is For Startups With Sucky Products'

Fred Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

I believe that marketing is what you do when your product or service sucks or when you make so much profit on every marginal customer that it would be crazy to not spend a bit of that profit acquiring more of them (coke, zynga, bud, viagra).

Another Internet Startup Bubble? Depends Where You're Standing

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roger Ehrenberg

Depending upon where you're standing, the tone of the market looks very different. Froth or famine? Both can be observed in nature.

The Story Of A Modern Day Bootstrapper

Fred Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

We continue with our M&A case studies on MBA Mondays. Last week we saw the impact VCs can have on your exit. This week we are going to look at the opp...

Why The 'Seed Investing' Phenomenon May Come To An End

Brad Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brad Feld

There have been a number of thoughtful "early warning sign" posts in the past few weeks including one from Fred Wilson (Storm Clouds), one from Mark S...

NYC, the Startup City, Calling all Angels!

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jack Hidary

During the 90's, NY had its share of tech startups, but many did not last through the crash. New startups are now emerging across Manhattan and Brooklyn in numbers we have not seen in a decade.

Prominent VC Says Apple Is 'Evil'

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Prominent venture capitalist Fred Wilson, managing partner of Union Square Ventures and an investor in Twitter and Foursquare, among other startups, t...

Gov 2.0 and #Twitter Finally Tweet-Up!

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Twitter needs a Government Relations expert who also is a social media expert. Not the other way around.

Einztein and the Destabilization of the Edu-Content Industry

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Chrissie Brodigan

There's a battle brewing to circumvent the bureaucracy of universities and the classroom execution of the traditional professoriate.

HuffPost Game Changers: Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Business?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(VOTING IS NOW CLOSED) HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power o...

This Week in the Classroom: A Throwdown for Public Schools ... That Feeds Your Social Media Obsession

Reyna Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Reyna Booth

Starting October 1st, DonorsChoose.org is kicking off its Social Media Challenge, a friendly competition among online media personalities to help thousands of public school students.

A New Batch of Solid Exhibitions

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

It's so very nice when a public institution gets it right, which is what happened at the State of Illinois Museum at the Thompson Center.

Google May Walk Away From Yahoo Deal: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer October 31, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Google may back out of its proposed search ads deal with Yahoo. The deal, which has been held up in regulatory scrutiny for months, has faced increa...

Bloomberg, Diller Top The Silicon Alley 100

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We are pleased to present the 2007 Silicon Alley 100: our annual list of the most influential folks in New York's digital business community. As those...