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Venture Capital

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 11.14.2016 | 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.

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

Quora | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business

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...