Business

Best Startup Ideas You can Start for Under $100

By | Oct 19, 2015 at 10:02 am

Many people avoid starting their own business because they don’t think that they can afford to. Actually, there are several different businesses that anyone can easily start for less than $100, including promotional materials. Check out these startup ideas that will cost less than…

Entrepreneur

How to Raise Capital: Richard Kerby, VC @ Venrock

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The following is a Q and A with Richard Kerby, Vice President at Venrock. Richard, could you introduce yourself and tell us about your background? I’m Richard Kerby, I graduated from Georgetown University back in 2008 and started my career at Credit Suisse as…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Hyperloop Technologies Raises $80M

By | Sep 16, 2015 at 5:02 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, we’ve got a lot of major funding news. Things you may have missed in the news: the China-based ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing reported today that it has entered a major partnership with Lyft that will enable users of each…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Aquicore, DecisionSim, and Area360 Bring in More Funding

By | Sep 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, we’ve got some funding news impacted by yesterday’s announcement of the 1776 Seed Fund. Other things you may have missed in the news: Facebook is apparently going to spend $200 million to expand its data facility in Oregon (the…

Funding

Owlet, ChurchDesk, SmackHigh Gain New Funding, ZocDoc Becomes a Unicorn

By | Aug 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, two major digital health companies raise a sh*tload of money, and two startups finally join the unicorn ranks. Need more funding news? You can get the Tech.Co deals roundup send directly to your inbox by subscribing here. Funding Owlet…

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Away, Immuno Gum Raise Seed Funding, HappyFunCorp Plans More Acquisitions

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Today’s Tech.Co deals roundup doesn’t have much to offer, but there’s some great new startups that have just raised funding that you should definitely know about. One startup offers a way for you to get your daily vitamin intake through gum, while another is…

Funding

Four Data Driven Ways to Become a Better Angel Investor

By | Aug 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Angel investing has always been a high risk, high reward proposition. In exchange for a percentage of the company, or convertible debt, an angel investor accepts the risks that come with their investment. These risks include the company going under, or their investment being diluted by future investment rounds. In view of these challenges,…

Funding

A Maker Movement Acquisition and Funding for On-Demand Luggage Delivery

By | Aug 7, 2015 at 3:02 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, we’ve got funding news from Japan and the United Kingdom. If you missed it, Fitbit’s stock took a tumble yesterday, despite the company’s Q2 revenue beating expectations. There was some discussion that this could lead to fewer tech IPOs….

Funding

Luxury Consignment, Robots, and a Private Dinner Club All Bring in New Funding

By | Aug 6, 2015 at 3:01 pm

In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup, we’ve got news on WeWork’s first acquisition as well as a $1 billion acquisition by IBM. Startups from D.C., Atlanta, and New Orleans also brought in some new funding. Some other things you may have missed: a day after…

Funding

China’s Airbnb and a GIF Enabler Raise Major Funding

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 3:10 pm

We’re kicking off this Monday with some major funding as well as acquisitions that took place over the weekend. Some things that you may have missed, though: Fortune having some doubt about SoulCycle’s IPO; New York startups are doing #everything and are looking for…

Funding

Las Vegas

Social Polling Startup Wedgies Announces $700k in Additional Seed Funding

By | Dec 19, 2014 at 11:32 am

“There’s really no lightweight tool to use to collect opinions on the internet. You have to go to a survey landing page, you have to take the survey; someone has to spend a lot of time creating it,” Wedgies Co-founder and CEO Porter Haney…

Business

3 Surefire Ways to Spook an Angel Investor

By | Dec 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Looking for funds to boost your startup company is not an easy job. You might feel enthusiastic about the whole plan and confident about giving it a concrete shape, but do your investors feel the same way? Are you knocking the right door while…

Funding

Miami

Medina Capital Closes on $182M Private Equity Fund

By | Dec 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm

South Florida-based firm Medina Capital announced today it has closed their new private equity fund with total committed capital of US $182 million for high-growth tech companies. As reported in The Starting Gate, the fund’s typical investment size is $10 million to $20 million and it will…

FinTech

Miami

Richmond Global Ventures Heads to Miami, Offering Larger Investment for Startups

By | Dec 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm

In the last year, Miami’s investment infrastructure has strengthened dramatically, with more venture funds looking to the city as a hub. However, the focus has been for startups in the seed and smaller Series A stage. This may change soon. Richmond Global Ventures announced that…