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Venture Capital

The Next Tech Bubble: Don't Get Fooled Again

Steve Blank | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

A tech bubble is the rapid inflation in the valuation of public and private technology companies that exceeds their fundamental value by a large margin.

Alex Wagner

The Harvard Of Silicon Valley?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

Last week, 60 companies began a three month startup boot camp at Silicon Valley's Y Combinator. If all goes well, they should be worth millions by the...

Join Contests, Incubators To Secure Startup Funds

Fred Wilson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business
Fred Wilson

There are so many programs out there that target entrepreneurs where the winner is awarded cash prizes or small equity investments.

An IPO Is Not a Star Wars Character: What You Need to Know About IPOs

Carol Roth | Posted 08.05.2011 | Business
Carol Roth

LinkedIn did it. Groupon's doing it. Suddenly everyone is talking IPOs. But if you aren't market savvy, you may not be familiar with this hot acronym du jour

It's Time To Reinvent the Board Meeting

Steve Blank | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

Reinventing the board meeting may offer venture-backed startups a more efficient, productive way to direct and measure their search for a profitable business model.

New Study Aims To Crack Silicon Valley's Innovation Code

Steve Blank | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

Max Marmer dropped out of Stanford to crack the innovation code of Silicon Valley and share it with the rest of the world.

Tech's Talent Buying-Spree: The Top 15 'Acqui-Hires'

Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.29.2011 | Technology

Forget free iPads, stock options and the other perks Internet companies dangle in front of prospective hires. In the technology industry's ongoing war...

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.

How To Relax At A Pitch Meeting

Sharon Jakubecy | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business
Sharon Jakubecy

Here are 10 strategies to calm your nerves before you pitch your idea.

Building Entrepreneurial Communities: Lessons From 'Big Omaha'

Nick Seguin | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business
Nick Seguin

How do you develop an entrepreneurial community? Omaha is a model that is critical to the success of new companies.

Are Big IPOs Back?

AP | By MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Success breeds followers. So will LinkedIn's blockbuster IPO lure scores of private companies to the stock market? "One company does not ...

Alex Wagner

LinkedIn IPO Stock Soars: Tech Bubble 2.0?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

A day after LinkedIn stormed Wall Street with a staggering $8.9 billion initial public offering, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers threw cold wa...

3 Questions Every Startup Should Answer Before Choosing An Investor

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business
Roger Ehrenberg

You need to understand your business requirements before figuring out how much to raise and from whom to raise it.

My Attorney Just Shattered My Fundraising Dreams

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

The first step in my crowdfunding journey was understanding exactly why the SEC prohibits this form of fundraising.

Rod Kurtz

Writing A Business Plan? Better Talk To Rob Adams First

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Small Business

Rob Adams has spent most of his career catching companies on the rise. As an entrepreneur and institutional investor, he has founded or financed more ...

Luxury Fashion Website Valued At $1 Billion

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business

Gilt Groupe Inc, the online shopping website known for its flash deals, raised $138 million in new funding giving it a valuation of over $1 billion, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.

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.

No Excuses: Galvanizing Black Innovation and Capital

Mike Green | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Mike Green

It is time for Black America to invest in developing a private capital equity investment infrastructure and a high-growth entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Flip Million Dollar Venture Capital Investments Into Homeless Housing

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

If a small technology company that only started a year ago can create an enterprise valued at $200 million, why can't we raise $30 billion to take every chronic homeless person off the street?

Websites Connect Startups With Investors

Lynn-Ann Gries | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Lynn-Ann Gries

Online platforms have emerged in recent years to connect entrepreneurs with investors. They enhance traditional venture investing, but they won't replace it.

Amy Lee

U.S. Venture Firms Have Best Fundraising Start Since 2001

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

Venture capital firms raised over $7 billion during the first quarter of 2011, their best annual start since 2001, but over half of the sum came from ...

Can Venture Capitalize on Curation?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Curation has come of age. The sheer volume of Web content, and the increasing demand of both content consumers and Web advertisers makes it clear that content without curation is simply noise.

Cleantech Startups Turn To Big Companies For Capital

Reuters | Nichola Groom | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

Fledgling solar power companies looking to grow beyond their venture capital roots are increasingly catching the eye of deep-pocketed corporate investors.

Entrepreneurs: Slow Down To Speed Up

Brad Feld | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Brad Feld

I see so many startups rushing to just get stuff out, without thinking hard about "what that stuff is and why anyone would care."

Venture Capitalists Aren't Investing In Black Entrepreneurs

Mike Green | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Mike Green

Investing in high-growth companies creates jobs while generating more wealth for investors. The formula has worked for the private venture capital investment community. Unfortunately, no such active community exists in black America.