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30 Questions Investors Ask During Fundraising

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 9:15 am

Fundraising is a complicated, and at times, confusing process. To fundraise effectively, you need to have a strategy, understand different types of investors, know how much to raise, and create an investor pipeline. And while all of this is integral to an effective funding round, asking the right questions…

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What to Do When Seed Investors Ask to See More Traction

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

“I love what you’re building and I want to invest, BUT I just need to see some more meaningful traction.” -Every VC Ever Every entrepreneur has heard this unfortunate phrase at one point or another. I heard it all the time as a former founder myself, and…

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Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase Grants Almost $1 Million to Non-Profits at Phoenix Startup Week

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Ask any entrepreneur and they’ll tell you the same thing: living the startup life isn’t easy. Between the long nights, the stressful days, and the constant search for capital, starting a business is a lot harder than some people make it look. Fortunately, there…

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5 Ways to Raise Capital in a Small Market

By | Feb 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the competitive world of fundraising, there’s a myth that it’s harder to raise money in smaller markets. Most founders think you have to be on the coasts to start your business. After several years of investing and fundraising in a small market, I don’t…

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7 Tips for Raising Capital in a Slower Market

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

Even when capital is readily available, fundraising is still not easy. The markets are cold, and according to Crain’s and Alley Watch, early stage investment activity in 2016 in NYC is down compared to 2015. The lack of IPOs and liquidity in the later stage has…

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Portland, Maine

Report: Maine SBDC Clients Secured $47.1M in 2016

By | Feb 13, 2017 at 8:30 pm

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Business owners who sought…

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Portland, Maine

CEI Ventures Closes Fourth VC Fund at $10 Million

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. CEI Ventures announced the…

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Now You Can Even Crowdsource Your Next Steak Dinner

By | Jan 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Food tech startup Crowd Cow has today announced $2 million in seed funding that it will use to scale operations to a national audience. The Seattle-based startup uses a Kickstarter-like model to connect sustainable ranchers with consumers: Users can sign up to purchase the exact amount…

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3 Startup Accelerators Net Almost 10 Percent of All U.S. Series A Rounds

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As Mattermark has found, the top three accelerators in the startup business — Y Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups — have been responsible for about ten percent of all series A deals in the U.S. for a couple years straight. The real news here? Most…

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Should You Bootstrap or Seek Outside Financing For Your Startup?

By | Jan 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Aside from the idea itself, the most important detail contributing to small business success is the actual funding to get that idea off the ground. There is more than one way to achieve the initial funding you need for your startup, and each ones…

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Here Are Some Important Questions to Consider When Raising Capital

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Finding the right funding for your startup begins by asking the right questions. You need to understand what venture capitalists want know about your company so that you can have the advantage when it comes to getting your startup the capital it needs to succeed….

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Portland, Maine

Maine Technology Institute Provides $1.2M to Help Industry Clusters

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. The Maine Technology Institute…

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NYC

Splash Gets Investment to Revamp B2B Event Management Tech

By | Dec 16, 2016 at 9:15 am

As one of the leading startups in event marketing software, Splash is primarily known for helping businesses create landing pages, sell tickets, and manage communications for all their events. But as a recent announcement infers, the company has been quietly making moves to build…

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Sacramento

SupportPay Raises $4 Million to Automate Child Support Payments

By | Dec 14, 2016 at 10:30 am

Today, Sacramento-based startup SupportPay is announcing the successful close of a $4 million Series A round led by Fenway Summer Ventures. The round also had participation by previous investors as well as Moneta Ventures and Continental Advisors. As part of the new round, Fenway…