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Invest in America's Innovation Economy

Ross DeVol | Posted 10.24.2016 | Technology
Ross DeVol

As the Great Recession recedes in our rearview mirrors, it is becoming ever more apparent that innovative activities are determining an increasing pro...

Startup Insider: How FundersClub CEO Alex Mittal Built The World's First Online Venture Capital Firm

David Ongchoco | Posted 10.15.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Elevator pitches that kill it

Javier Saade | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Javier Saade

Elevator pitches are ice breakers that, if successful, lead to deeper discussions about your company. Conventional wisdom says they last 60 seconds. I...

A Founder's Journey Bootstrapping to $8 Million

Brian Walker | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Brian Walker

Almost six years ago, I took a leap - like many founders before me. I saw that advertising and many advertising agencies were too focused on the creative and marketing side of the brand. Not the business side.

IFC's Venture Capital Head Nikunj Jinsi: "We Are at a Critical Moment in History"

Anna Shen | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Anna Shen

While Silicon Valley is finally recognizing the market potential and talent pool of emerging markets - witness Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's rece...

How Venture Capital's Diversity Problem Became Its Next Big Opportunity

Ray Leach | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Ray Leach

This summer, the National Venture Capital Association released their first comprehensive report on diversity and inclusion in the venture capital spac...

Venture Funding Unrefined: An Inconvenient Truth

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

While most of us obsess over access to private capital to kickstart new ventures, a very sizable part of such capital is already quietly flowing in th...

1955 Capital Co-Leads $8.5M Funding Round for Crop Enhancement to Help Farmers Grow Crops More Sustainably

Jason Choi | Posted 09.16.2016 | Technology
Jason Choi

After announcing the biggest VC firm debut of Q1 2016 and the industry's largest first-time, single-partner firm launch ever by most accounts, the Los Altos, California-based 1955 Capital recently closed its first deal in a space many may overlook - agriculture.

When it Comes to Investors, Gender Does Matter

Cathy Belk | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Cathy Belk

Since I've started working in the entrepreneurship space, women founders have slowly but surely started breaking into the tech space. While it's not n...

VCs Are Passing on Companies That Lack These 4 Things

Quora | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business

What do VCs really look for when making investments? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answe...

The Healthcare Innovation Spectrum: From Washing Hands to Cognitive Computing

David B. Black | Posted 09.06.2016 | Technology
David B. Black

There's a spectrum of ways to innovate in healthcare. On one end is simple stuff, like making sure things are clean and germ-free. On the other end is...

Unlocking Capital to Solve Social Problems: Rethinking Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Impact

FOMIN | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact

Susana García-Robles Susana García-Robles leads the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)'s investments in seed and venture capital funds, and desig...

This Is What the Road to Success Looks Like for a Venture Capitalist

Quora | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business

These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

This Is the Hardest Part of a Venture Capitalist's Job

Quora | Posted 08.31.2016 | Business

What are some challenges that new VCs face and how can they overcome them? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelli...

Destined To Meet: My Interview With Another Tom Kuegler

Thomas Kuegler | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Thomas Kuegler

To find someone with the same first and last name as you doesn't sound like too hard of a task. But when your last name is "Kuegler," this ups the ant...

Top 600 People Who Want To Help Fund Your Business

Jennifer Love | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

Today more than ever, your own network is the key to successfully funding your business. You may be reading that statement and think, "Well, what do...

I Was Twitter's First Investor, and This Is When I Knew It Would Be Huge

Quora | Posted 08.19.2016 | Technology

What was it like to make an early investment in Twitter? What was the dynamic like? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where...

5 Qualities That VCs Love to See in Startup Founders

Quora | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business

How do angels and VCs gauge the potential of founders? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ans...

Brazil: Gold Medal in Entrepreneurship

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

In July, I've received an invitation to be the speaker as part of State-sponsored U.S. Speaker Program on Entrepreneurship -TechHubs which quickly put me in the "Ambassador of Entrepreneurship" mindset

Can Big Data Predict Startup Success?

Adi Gaskell | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
Adi Gaskell

The model was initially based upon publicly available information from Crunchbase, with data from some 24,000 privately held companies mined from the site. The database contained the location of the headquarters, the industry sector, cofounders, key employees, board members, any investments they'd received and a description of each business.

Venture Capital: Driving Economic Growth

FOMIN | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact

By Yuri Soares, Susana García-Robles, and Sandro Díez-Amigo Impact of Early Stage Equity Funds in Latin America Yuri Soares is chief of the Clim...

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

Quora | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business

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.