Funding

4 Tips on Fundraising From Yi-Jian Ngo of Alliance of Angels

By | Feb 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Yi-Jian Ngo, Managing Director of the Alliance of Angels, oversees the Northwest’s largest and most-active Angel network that facilitates $10MM+ investment across 20+ companies each year. For early-to-mid stage startups, understanding what investors are thinking and expect from your pitch and what founders should…

Funding

Maximizing Community Resources While Bootstrapping Your Company

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Finding funding to launch one’s business is at the top of every founder’s mind, but taking on debt could be a stressful headache if they aren’t ready. Before taking on debt from investors or bankers, looking to one’s community for resources, guidance, even funding,…

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9 Creative Ways To Fund A Startup With Minimal Capital To Invest

By | Jan 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Looking to found your own startup but short on cash to kick things off? You can of course opt for traditional financing, but that may not always be available at the right lending terms to suit. You can get investors on board, but that…

Funding

Six Tips for Fundraising in a Cooling Venture Capital Market

By | Nov 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Adnan Mahmud is the founder and CEO of LiveStories (Seattle ’14), a data collaboration hub for governments. LiveStories recently announced our seed round. Initially, our goal was to raise $2 million. We ended up raising $3 million. Our success occurred against the backdrop of venture capital…

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11 Questions for Your First Investor Meeting

By | Oct 23, 2016 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands…

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Chicago

TurboAppeal Raises $4M Series A for 18 City Expansion

By | Oct 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Every year, homeowners receive the dreaded invoice telling them how much they owe in property taxes and the sticker shock often causes people’s head to spin. If property owners find they are overpaying their share, TurboAppeal, a leading technology firm that helps consumers and businesses appeal property…

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Boston

Drizly Raises $15M To Deliver Beer In More Cities

By | Aug 4, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Today, Boston-based Drizly is announcing the successful close of a $15 million Series B round. The round is led by Polaris Partners with support from existing investors. Since launch, the company has raised $32.8 million across six rounds and 27 investors. The latest capital…

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Chicago

Chicago’s Impact Engine Raises $10M Impact Investment Fund

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Chicago’s Impact Engine is undergoing a change that could drastically impact the Chicago entrepreneurial community. Today, they announced the raise of a new $10 million impact investment fund to better support and scale early-stage, tech-focused businesses in the area. A “venture fund that invests…

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Los Angeles

Loot Crate Raises $18.5M to Get More Loot Into the Hands of Nerds

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm

This week the popular Los Angeles, CA-based ecommerce subscription company Loot Crate announced the successful close of a $18.5 million Series A fund. Loot Crate is monthly subscription that provides toys, accessories, swag and apparel based on pop culture, games, and other nerd related…

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Columbus

Your Guide to Finding Startup Funding in Columbus

By | May 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Finding startup funding is one of the top questions for new entrepreneurs and startup founders. And for those attending Columbus Startup Week, it’s no different. Funding is important for startups because they allow for more innovation to take place – that means more change…

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San Francisco

Lever Raises $20M to Improve How Companies Hire

By | Jan 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

Looking for a job is about more than having a polished resume or great background, it’s practically an art form. Some cities require extensive networking and internal sourcing, large tech companies employ unconventional tactics to find the best candidates, and then there are the…

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Northern Virginia

New Cybersecurity Fund Announced for MACH37

By | Dec 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

In the quest to be the cybersecurity capital of the world, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced a new source of funding as a result of a public-private partnership. With a goal of creating new jobs and increasing revenue, the fund is to be…

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…

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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…