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Venture Capital

Your Company Doesn't Need Venture Capital as Much as You Think

Quora | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business
Quora

How can companies be revenue funded and survive without venture capital? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling...

A Tribute to David T. Morgenthaler

Ray Leach | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business
Ray Leach

Anyone who has ever taken on a challenge, including starting or growing a company, knows that a great mentor is one of the most important assets one c...

The Biggest Opportunity Most Startups Miss

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.21.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The tide is turning for some startups. I have seen the worried faces in Silicon Valley -- and they are not without reason. Funds that were easy to snag in the past are now harder to secure.

6 Lessons Learned From Closing $2 Million In Funding

Steve Eakin | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
Steve Eakin

Recently, one of my clients was presented with some funding options and closed up to $2 million in Series A. It's true that this is not the first time I have worked with a company that was getting funding, and even though this was not the most cash I have been involved with in funding rounds -- one of my clients is close on pulling in 9 figure funding soon. Now THAT is a lot of money, baby -- there are still lessons to be learned.

Want to Become a Venture Capitalist? It's All About Your Network

Quora | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Quora

What is the best strategy to get in the VC industry from college? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questi...

Mayo Clinic Putting a Spin on the Typical Pitch Competition

Jason Grill | Posted 07.13.2016 | Technology
Jason Grill

When you think of a typical pitch competition, you usually think of an entrepreneur pitching their product, business idea or company to a room full of...

Scaling Diversity In Venture Capital: A Nod To Continued Innovation In America's Capital Formation Legislation

Rodney Sampson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Rodney Sampson

Today, I only know of seven active early stage venture capital funds in America that have African American General Partners. There's Troy Carter and M...

What To Look Forward To In China's Startup Scene, And Why You Should Care

Jason Choi | Posted 07.01.2016 | Technology
Jason Choi

China presents a fascinating place for startup founders or founder-wannabes. Despite its status as the world's second largest economy, it is still considered a developing country with plenty of space for technological and social disruption.

Brexit And The Instant Gratification Economy

Ross Baird | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Ross Baird

The Brexit is a product of fear. From the Trump campaign to the UK Independence Party, we are seeing a response to decades of short-term thinking, driven by instant gratification, that has created an economy that a lot of people don't want to be a part of.

3 Critical Lessons We Can Learn From Failed Startups

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

The difference between the 90% that go kaputz and the 10% that make it is the ability to turn small failures into lessons, and using those lessons to make sure the same mistakes never happen twice.

Should I Sell My Company? 7 Questions Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Ask

Maura O'Neill | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Maura O'Neill

Back in 2008, I watched so many students tend bar or wait tables to help support themselves through college. Once they finally emerged with degrees du...

Doing Well By Doing Good: An Interview With Steve Case, Chairman And CEO Of Revolution LLC And Co-Founder Of AOL

Alexandre Mars | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Alexandre Mars

I heard for the very first time of Steve Case in 2000 when AOL merged with TimeWarner for $350 Billion. For me at that time and at the peak of the int...

Why Women Entrepreneurs Are Underrated Investments -- And What To Do About It

Gina Harman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Gina Harman

The White House State of Women Summit was an awe-inspiring gathering of more than 5,000 leaders in business, politics, and social justice activism all...

The Displacement of Tom Perkins With The Greater Fool Theory

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Sherwin Sheik

I was deeply saddened by the news that Tom Perkins died last week. Though I never had the opportunity to meet him, I greatly admired his business acumen and appreciated his overall positive impact on Silicon Valley, where I have lived virtually my entire life.

Trailblazing Women:Elizabeth Galbut, Founding Partner Sogal Ventures & A-Level Capital

Anne Ravanona | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Anne Ravanona

This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global In...

SIRUM, bluDiagnostics, and Blendoor Win the Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.16.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, the Women Startup Challenge took place last night, and was a real game-changer. 10 women-led startups pitched, and were all the real deal. Each...

4 Things I Didn't Know About Investors Before I Took Their Money

Felecia Hatcher | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Felecia Hatcher

So, you cashed the check, now what? So many of us are obsessed with getting investors no one really talks about the real down side.

Five Ways Pay-in-Advance Business Models Trump Venture Capital

Quora | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Quora

What are ways to finance and grow my start-up without VC? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ...

Women Entrepreneurs, Meet Women Investors

Daisy J Lin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Daisy J Lin

Women entrepreneurs don't have the same kind of networks as men. Enter women investors.

Launching A Startup? Take A Look At Tennessee

Brittany Hodak | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Brittany Hodak

When you hear the word "startup," Silicon Valley or New York City likely come to mind. And, while both of those hubs are entrepreneur hotspots, an unl...

Your Ideas really don't matter! SXSW Connection with John Frankel of ff Venture Capital

Alfred E. Blake IV | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Alfred E. Blake IV

As a millennial, the runway to success is connection. It is finding genuine interest in people and looking to be of service. SXSW is a ideal to meet...

Stop Talking About Your "Million Dollar" App Idea. No One Cares.

Steve Eakin | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Steve Eakin

I'm going to give you a completely mind-blowing secret. ... You sure you're ready for this? People literally lose their mind when I tell them this. ...

Bringing Venture Capitalism to Sustainable Development

John Friedman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
John Friedman

Can market forces shift the model from premiums for (sustainable goods) to lowering upfront costs? It's no secret that people are generous. They ...

Doing Well by Doing Good: An Interview with Angel Investor and Philanthropist, Ron Conway

Alexandre Mars | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Alexandre Mars

An angel investor, Ron is often described as one of Silicon Valley's "super angels". His wealth and giving is a reminder that tech entrepreneurs aren't the only ones capable of large-scale philanthropy; the sector's investors are also involved.

A New Playbook for Companies Venturing for Impact

FOMIN | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is acting chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)'s Access to Markets and Skills Uni...