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Will Romney's Run Expose Lack of Diversity in Private Capital Industry?

Mike Green | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Mike Green

Mitt Romney is running for president on the record of his experience as a job creator in the private equity and venture capital industry. So, the issue of inclusion, or lack thereof, should be center stage. What is Romney's record on economic inclusion?

The Future of Venture Capital

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology
Michael B. Fishbein

We're at the start of a major shift in the way technology startups are funded. Open-source technology, cloud computing, and online distribution have made it cheaper than ever to build a product and get customers.

'I Went to See the VC and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt'

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Before you starting to talk to a VC, make sure you know what the rules of the game are.

When Investors Fall Flat On Their Face... Book

Catherine Clinch | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media
Catherine Clinch

Little stories are scattered througout the media suggesting inquiries into the methods used to determine the pre-IPO valuation of Facebook. But the real surprise is that nobody is outraged over the big cash-outs that investors and former founders are taking.

Lockups and Insider Selling

Fred Wilson | Posted 10.21.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

Venture capital is about capturing the value between the startup phase and the public company phase. Others should be focused on capturing the value post the public offering.

Peter Thiel's Millennial Fellows Are Going to Be Just Fine

Theresa Bradley | Posted 08.15.2012 | Technology
Theresa Bradley

In the wake of the financial crisis, Millenials trust themselves more than big business or government. They want to have a concrete impact and control over their lives, and see their own ventures as an avenue.

Pulling Out

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | Small Business

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As consumer Internet shares plummet, venture capital firms find themselves fending off incre...

A New Star In Silicon Valley

Reuters | Major Tian | Posted 10.14.2012 | Small Business

By Major Tian It may not sound as flashy as social media, but healthcare is becoming a new star in Silicon Valley. Driven by the promis...

Why Prevailing "Wisdom" Could Be Hurting Your Startup

Stacey Borden and Meghan Muntean | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology
Stacey Borden and Meghan Muntean

It's been a surprise to us, as we've launched our women's health and wellness startup, ChickRx,* and become more immersed in the tech entrepreneur community, that there seems to be quite a bit of herd mentality regarding what a tech startup should look like.

Major Milestone For Crowdfunding

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.10.2012 | Small Business

Crowdfunding has officially gone mainstream. AngelList, a two-year-old social network that connects startups with investors, announced Wednesday th...

The 12 Most Valuable Startups

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Small Business

Despite concerns that Facebook’s disappointing IPO would hurt startup funding, investors continue to pump large sums of money into technology firms....

New Partners Foodspotting and GrubHub Have Different Recipes for Growth

Brad Spirrison | Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

Just as Foodspotting and GrubHub offer distinct services in food discovery and meal ordering, the two companies also have dramatically different approaches to how they do business.

Businesses Should Be Cautious With Crowdfunding, Experts Say

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2012 | Small Business

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act in April, it opened the door for entrepreneurs to fund their businesses via crowdfunding websites, a digital-...

How to Fundraise in Today's Tough Economic Climate

A.J. Steigman | Posted 09.29.2012 | Small Business
A.J. Steigman

After the 2008 financial crisis, capital is too restrictive to be loaned by banks. When I founded my company, I didn't even waste time looking into this fundraising option. It's as improbable as finding the Loch Ness Monster.

G(r)eek Brains: Not in Crisis. Drain No More?

Niovi Christopoulou | Posted 07.27.2012 | World
Niovi Christopoulou

It is not a secret among these in the know that Greece could and should develop its information technology sector: Greece's strength is Greek human talent, namely its talented engineers.

Boston Has Produced Far More IPOs Than New York

Jeff Bussgang | Posted 09.23.2012 | Small Business
Jeff Bussgang

I previously concluded that the New York market had a stronger pipeline of pre-IPO companies that would be attractive to the public markets than Boston. I now realize I was dead wrong.

He's Not One Of Us, Venture Capitalists Say

Reuters | Sarah McBride and Greg Roumeliotis | Posted 09.19.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When staffers at the National Venture Capital Association see a report that refers to U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney's investment...

Social Incubation: How to Manifest 15,000 Great Ideas

Kalon Gutierrez | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Kalon Gutierrez

We should all agree on one simple fact: capitalists can do more. Access to education, environmental cleanup, healthcare improvement, wildlife welfare...

A Venture Capital Bubble?

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Small Business

Not since the heady days of the dot-com boom have investors poured so much money into startups, according to an analysis of venture capital investment...

Crowdfunding May Revolutionize Health Startup Funding

Dave Chase | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business
Dave Chase

A new organization, MedStartr, is bringing this concept to health care, where it can be particularly challenging to get a startup off the ground.

About Leadership: Relationships

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 09.04.2012 | Small Business
Bernie Bulkin

It is easiest to have a "relationship of mutual advantage, characterized by humility" with a peer company. But when a giant company interacts with a small one, everything can become skewed.

6 Ways to Connect Minorities to the Nation's Emerging Tech-Based Economy

Darrin Redus | Posted 09.01.2012 | Small Business
Darrin Redus

Although African-Americans comprised nine percent of all new entrepreneurship activity in 2011, less than one percent of all venture capital investment went to digital startups with African-American founders in 2010.

Crowdfunding Isn't Legal Yet, Regulators Say

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Some entrepreneurs are becoming so anxious to sell securities in their companies through crowdfunding sites that they are courting investo...

Yao Ming, Venture Capitalist

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.25.2012 | Small Business

Yao Ming, the 31-year-old, 7-foot 6-inch former NBA star forced into early retirement from injuries, is now trying to make a splash as a venture capit...

Romney's Secrets

Mike Lux | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Bain Capital being a pioneer in outsourcing, investing in some of the leading early companies that advised American companies in how to most effectively do it, is a pretty big deal on the face of it, but it has even deeper implications than many people realize.