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Venture Capital

How to Increase the Odds of Success for Venture-Backed Companies

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

While the venture capital industry has changed a great deal since the days of Georges Doriot, portfolio management styles have not. The industry still places the greatest emphasis on financial analysis vs. operational capabilities.

How to Fund a 'Fat Startup'

Sramana Mitra | Posted 07.02.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

These days, we focus a lot more on lean startups than startups that require capital to get going. The entire industry has moved away from the 'fat' st...

The Crowdfunding Conundrum

Glen Martin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Huffpost Code
Glen Martin

Crowdfunding isn't necessarily a panacea. In fact, observes Scott Miller, the CEO and co-founder of Dragon Innovation, Inc., has revealed an alarming Achilles heel: an inability to deliver hardware.

Top 10 U.S.-Based Venture Capital Funds

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

The first quarter of 2014 was a record-breaking quarter and serves as promise that venture capital, as an asset class, is on the ascend.

Florida's One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Sparks a Fire

Melissa Ross | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Melissa Ross

For a city that has struggled to get anything at all truly going downtown, it was an exhilarating sight to see.

4 Tips On How to Raise Venture Capital With Topher Morrison

Jairek Robbins | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Jairek Robbins

"What's more important is that everyone who comes in contact with your business must get with absolute clarity what your business does and who they do it for."

Venture Capitalist Mark Suster - 8 Tips For Startup Success

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

What do an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist have in common? According to Mark Suster, Partner at Upfront Ventures - a lot. He would know - prior...

The Pivot: When Startups Change Direction and Try Again

Chad Hagan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Chad Hagan

Down the road you tend to hope that you need to learn less and that you will make more on ventures, but the safety net of being able to come back stronger and more focused is a reality if planned and detailed enough.

New Jewish Camp to Teach Entrepreneurship to Teens

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Rabbi Jason Miller

You know it's a good idea when parents lament that they wish there was something like this when they were teens. That seems to be the general consensu...

Most Wearable Devices Will Fail and the Name of the Category Will Change From Wearables to Sense-ables

Richie Etwaru | Posted 05.24.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

Be sensible -- build a sense-able, not a wearable.

Mbloom's $10 Million Hawaii Tech Fund Begins to Take Shape

Jason Rushin | Posted 05.17.2014 | Hawaii
Jason Rushin

Mbloom, the Maui-based incubator and investment fund, announced the closing of their $10 million investment fund back in December, but little has been...

How Alex Banayan, the 21-Year-Old VC and Author, Spends His Mornings

Caroline Pugh | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Caroline Pugh

Mornings are often the most coveted part of the day, especially for business executives and startup co-founders. It's the time of day that many find t...

Show us the Money! Where's the Funding for Women Entrepreneurs?

Jenny Drezin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Jenny Drezin

How many ideas, then, that could be relevant -- even revolutionary -- to half the world's population are being stymied because women can't access the resources to grow and scale their startups?

Why You Aren't Meeting Investors

Seth Goldstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Seth Goldstein

Nobody teaches you these rules. And people are too polite to tell you when you violate them. Understanding and following the laws of email are crucial to ensuring you get investor meetings.

What to Know Before You Invest in Startups

Bill Clark | Posted 04.15.2014 | Money
Bill Clark

Depending on certain factors, it could be a great idea to put some portion of your portfolio into high risk assets like startups. But before you do, there are three major factors you need to consider to make sure start-up investing is appropriate for you.

Her Own Rising Tide: Alfa's Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

In a small office with in Jersey City, Alfa and Alex radiate confidence and energy. I sat stunned at Alfa's remarkable journey to get to this place, and the beautiful love that exists between them.

The Noise From the Tech Echo Chamber Is Deafening

Judy Shapiro | Posted 04.10.2014 | Small Business
Judy Shapiro

This post is best framed with this old African proverb: An elephant can never see the world through the ant's eyes, but the ant merely needs to clim...

13 Experts and 13 Trends That Will Dominate Crowdfunding in 2014

Mark Fidelman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Mark Fidelman

Most of the experts I talked to on the list acknowledged that the new Jobs act is imperfect and will need revisions if it is to be a real force in the future. But most also cited that using social networks and crowdsourcing support for these changes was a sure path to victory.

Your Face Here: Pixlee Posts Your Tagged Photos to Big Brands' Website

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.26.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Kyle Wong is the cofounder and CEO of Pixlee, a tech company that leverages the trove of visual brand endorsements available on the web today. The st...

Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster-Part 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Over the years Dino an...

Sorry Scoble, Wearables Are Not Doomed

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

Given my recent Google Glass experience, and Google's announcement of the smart contact lenses, I interviewed Tim Moore the founder and CEO of Ventur...

Early-stage Regional Venture Funds-Part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Over the years Dino an...

Analyze The ROI Of Your Innovation Idea, Step By Step

Bobby Grajewski | Posted 03.23.2014 | Small Business
Bobby Grajewski

In our experience, those who view their invention as a business opportunity (and keep their emotional attachment to their idea out of the equation) are the most successful.

Bigger in Bend - Building a Regional Startup Cluster-part 1 of 3

Steve Blank | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

When Customer Development and the Lean Startup were just a sketch on the napkin, Dino Vendetti, a VC at Bay Partners, was one of the first venture cap...

How to Create More Social Entrepreneurs

Jennifer Hirsch | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Jennifer Hirsch

Every day, I hear about one of the following: An individual's deep desire to find meaningful work -- where she can practice her craft and change the...