Venture Capital

3 Ways Early-Stage Startups Can Capitalize on the Micro-VC Boom

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

For years, the term “venture capitalist” referred exclusively to investors interested in driving growth at already successful companies. Traditional VCs still focus solely on this area, but micro-VCs have gained prominence in recent years as well. Unlike traditional VCs, micro-VCs make smaller investments in…

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How to Make Good Use of VC Introductions

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Many entrepreneurs will recognize this scenario: You finally get a meeting with a big-name VC partner. In preparation, you spend a week polishing your deck, financial model and pitch. Then, you get to your meeting and the partner is 20 minutes late. Plus, they run…

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Jay-Z Plans to Launch a New VC Fund

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

Between the ample capital and the obvious good luck, it’s no wonder celebrities investors are such a common occurrence. While being a famous musician, superstar actor, or prolific athlete in no way prepares you for the entrepreneurial world, having more money than you know…

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Insider Info on How VCs Approach Series A Investments

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 11:20 am

When it’s time to take that next step towards a Series A, gathering all the nuggets of wisdom before you take that leap can, for the most part, set your expectations and help you understand the process. In a recent panel, we asked venture capital…

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3 Tips for Female Entrepreneurs to Get VC Funding

By | Dec 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Raising the first round of venture capital is not an easy job for anyone. But stats show that raising money is especially difficult for female entrepreneurs. According to Women Who Tech, only 7 percent of investor money “goes to women-led startups”. However, the numbers also…

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15 VC Firms That Online Retail Startups Need to Know About

By | Apr 18, 2016 at 12:40 pm

One of the most important things you can do when seeking venture capital, is do your research. Different VC firms invest in different kinds of companies. There are those that focus on healthcare, cybersecurity, fintech…you name it. So, for example, if you have an event…

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DC

VCs Share How to Get Their Attention and Their Money

By | Oct 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The world of venture capital saw the bucking of trends in 2014. Geographically, companies across 47 states and D.C. received funding, which is one less than the all-time record. The average deal was much larger than in previous years, but the number of deals remained…

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8 Venture Capitalists Who Are Making Waves Out of the Gate

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

Venture capital (VC) isn’t exactly an industry that’s known for its diversity, but that’s changing. Over the last few years, newcomers have brought fresh voices, funding styles and perspectives to the VC space. Below are eight of the most promising venture capitalists (VCs) on…

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Chicago

10 Chicago VC Firms You Need to Know About

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Chicago is usually towards the top of the list when it comes to startup hubs in the United States. It’s no surprise that Tech.Co had its first events in that city, (back when we were simply known as Tech Cocktail), providing demo space and networking opportunities for Chicago…

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Brad Feld: Investors Are Like Dungeons & Dragons Characters

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

In a recent Kauffman Founders School video, Foundry Group managing director Brad Feld compared venture capitalists to Dungeons & Dragons characters – to make the point that they don’t all have the same skills and levels. “I like to describe [venture capital firms] as…

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Women Founders Outperform Men and 9 Other Industry Insights from First Round Capital

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 5:17 pm

According to First Round Capital, a top venture capital firm located in Philadelphia, PA, women founders outperform men. In a report published by the firm yesterday, First Round Capital revealed the finding as one of ten major insights it has learned over the past…

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DreamFunded: Bringing Investors and Startups Together

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Whether you are in the process of building a tech startup or are an experienced angel funder, it can be extremely beneficial to gain quick access to the right projects and people to help bring your dreams to fruition. After all, there are new…

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis as an Epicenter of Innovation: High Alpha Raises $35M

By | Jun 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Big news coming out of Indianapolis, Indiana today as High Alpha announced they have raised $35 million to create, operate, and fund enterprise cloud companies. According to the crew of entrepreneurs leading High Alpha – Scott Dorsey, Mike Fitzgerald, Eric Tobias, and Kirstian Andersen…

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Berlin

Point Nine Capital Commits $60M to European and North American Startups

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

It might seem, on some days, that the US is the only part of the world with hearty tech ecosystems. But that’s only because we live here and are constantly surrounded by news from the home front. In reality there are active and thriving…