What VCs Consider When Deciding to Invest in a Founder

By | May 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

Your big idea and market validation – checked. Scalable model and further monetization strategy – checked. A great team ready to hustle and a user base growing day by day – checked.  Is there anything else to add to the list prior to approaching…



3 Things Bootstrapping Startups Need to Succeed

By | May 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

While capital is arguably the most important resource for a budding startup, the ability to survive without it is a characteristic exclusively found in successful companies. The term “bootstrapping” is commonly associated with a businesses that weathered the financial storm of early stage entrepreneurship. And the…

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Your Guide to Finding Startup Funding in Detroit

By | May 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

When it comes to running a business, there are few things more important than funding. It helps you produce your product, it helps you manage your business, and it allows your to spread the word of your company far and wide. And while many…


Cash Flow, Financial Stress Are Greatest Entrepreneur Challenges [Survey]

By | May 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm

This article was brought to you in partnership with the Consero Group. Before you pursue any plans into an entrepreneurship track, it’s important that you realize the very real costs of starting a company. Sure, you may have a (possibly) great startup idea, but…



Teckst Raises $2.5M So You Can Text Customers Easier

By | May 17, 2016 at 9:06 am

Today,New York City-based startup Teckst is announced the successful close of a $2.5 million seed round. The team plans to use the new funding injection to advance their growth and expansion into new markets. According to a statement, their seed round investors include Composite…




4 Important Steps to Building Your Startup’s Credit

By | May 10, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Every startup at some point must determine how to properly finance their business, but for some people, taking into consideration the necessary steps to even get to the point of receiving that funding can sometimes become a mere afterthought. At Columbus Startup Week, the…



$5M Digital Health & Fintech Challenge VentureClash Launches in Connecticut

By | May 5, 2016 at 9:34 am

We all know the major tech hubs around the nation, but what are states doing to retain their top talent or even bring in new ones? From innovation challenges to tax breaks, cities and states are competing to draw in the interest of those…


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Local Startup Ecosystem Matters for Kansas City’s The Collective Funds

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 9:45 am

The key to a burgeoning startup ecosystem is generous investments in local talent. When investors are willing to take risks on behalf of regional startups, they are contributing to the overall success of that area. And in Kansas City, one venture capital group is taking…


Tado Raises $23M to Make Temperature Control Smarter

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 8:06 am

Among the most popular smart home devices are those like Nest that can regulate temperatures automatically and remotely. This is great if your home’s temperature is controlled from a central source, but what if you don’t? What if your air conditioner comes from a remote…


Internet and Mobile Still Lead VC-Backed Deals

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Technology is awesome – plain and simple. It makes the present seem interesting and the future seem possible. But consumers aren’t the only ones that think the latest gadgets are the best investment. Venture capitalists and other firms have typically leaned towards Internet and mobile markets…


Study: Investors Need More Than Optimism in 2016

By | Apr 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm

In recent years, startups have enjoyed more than a modicum of success. With Cinderella stories like GrubHub and Uber filling entrepreneur minds with dreams of eight-figure incomes and sports cars that turn into helicopters, it’s no wonder so many great ideas have surfaced so quickly….


6 Ways to Fund Your New Startup That Actually Work

By | Apr 15, 2016 at 10:19 am

Like it or not, money is everything in the world of startups. Without it, you are never going to make your dreams a reality. Funding your startup is the first big obstacle you have to overcome, before you start to think about product development…



Product Discovery App Receives $8 Million in Funding From Ebates

By | Apr 11, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Your makeup is washed out. Your shampoo smells funny. Your favorite video game is four years old. You’re hungry, thirsty, sleepy, bored and the last time your floor was clean, the Olympics were still on TV. All this because you are incapable of taking…


7 Insider Tips for Startup Fundraising with Alejandro Cremades

By | Apr 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Raising capital is not an easy process. It can take much longer than you think, causing you to take your eye off running your day-to-day business. That said, in many cases it’s essential to growing your business and realizing your ultimate vision. Alejandro Cremades, the cofounder and…


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Maine Angels Among Most Active Angel Investment Groups in 2015

By | Mar 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm

The Maine Angels was one of the country’s most active angel investment groups in 2015, according to a national survey of angel investment activity. The group, which consists of accredited private equity investors who pool their resources to invest in and mentor early-stage companies (aka angel investors), closed 23…



DC’s Surprise Ride Accepts Deal from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary

By | Mar 24, 2016 at 10:12 am

For one DC startup, the past year has been quite an adventure. Surprise Ride, a fast-growing e-commerce site for kids, was recently featured in an episode of  Shark Tank spinoff Beyond the Tank. They ended up walking out of the experience with a $50,000 investment from Shark Kevin…



Hive Raises $1.4M to Boost Team Productivity

By | Mar 24, 2016 at 9:37 am

From startups to enterprise companies, they all eventually share a common issue: communication. Mix in an over abundance of work and it becomes difficult to prioritize – and that workload only gets multiplied when team members aren’t communicating properly. For recent AngelPad graduate Hive,…