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Startup Funds

What Will Fuel The Next Startup Boom?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 03.21.2012 | Small Business

Those with access to capital are three times more likely to plan on starting a business than those without access and that has a big affect on startup...

All Aboard The Crowdfunding Train: Washington's Widespread Support For Startup Fundraising Bill

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen - Reuters) - A motley crew of backers is pushing Congress to loosen restrictions on crowdfunding, the new capital-raising method ...

College Loan Debt Hobbles Budding Entrepreneurs

Scott Gerber | Posted 01.01.2012 | Small Business
Scott Gerber

Government can provide the first building block in the loan-relief-to-business-creation puzzle that has the capacity to transition our debt-ridden young people into self-employed job creators.

How Convertible Debt Works

Brad Feld | Posted 12.12.2011 | Small Business
Brad Feld

Last night I gave a talk hosted by SVB at their Palo Alto office. I had a ton of fun talking to and answering questions from about 75 entrepreneurs who -- at the minimum -- enjoyed eating the great food and wine that SVB provided on a luscious evening in Palo Alto. Several questions came up about Convertible Debt.

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.