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Tampa

Access to Human Capital Is Just as Important as Funding

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There’s a lot of truth to the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The cliché piece of advice rings even more true when it comes to gaining access to investors. What startup founders tend to overlook is that gaining access…

Funding

9 Ways to Vet an Investor Before You Seal the Deal

By | Dec 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Locking in an investor is one of the best moments for an entrepreneur. However, it’s important to remember that not every source of capital is worth the hassle. That’s why you need to make sure to vet every investor prior to sealing the deal….

Crowdfunding

12 Ways to Reach Potential Crowdfunding Participants

By | Dec 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Crowdfunding has seen the launch of some truly incredible products. However, it’s also seen the serious failure of even more, which lends prudence to the value of getting some advice on the simple process with complicated nuances. We asked twelve entrepreneur what the best way…

Trends

NYC

Real Estate Tech Hit Record Investment in 2017

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

Global real estate value is worth about $217 trillion, and startups are just beginning to scratch the surface of digitizing this massive pool of assets. Startups like Zillow (IPO), Redfin, and Trulia (acquired by Zillow) were early winners in the space. Two real estate…

Funding

Maine

VentureWell to Fund UMaine Student-Led Biotech Startup

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

VentureWell, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that supports science and technology entrepreneurs, has selected a medical simulation startup founded by University of Maine students to receive funding and training. The company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC, was spun off from a product developed by a group of bioengineering…

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Tips & How To’s

6 Strategies for Getting People to Invest in Your Business

By | Dec 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Startups need capital. Whether it’s from their own pockets or a venture capitalist, a little money can go a long way for new companies looking to make an impact. But how do you make sure that your startup is attractive enough for people to…

HR and Recruiting

Chicago

How an Investor Hires Talent for the Next Growth Stage

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Our team at Village Capital has worked with more than 700 entrepreneurs and we’ve seen a consistent theme: early-stage CEOs tend to treat hiring as an administrative function rather than a strategic one. Our advice: think about hiring from the lens of an investor….

Finance

NYC

4 Quick Tips to Land the Right Investment Deal for Your Startup

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

For any startup, funding is crucial. While there’s loads of information on the internet on how to attract investors, not much has been said on how to ensure that the financial deal you are signing up, or the investor you are partnering with, will…

Diversity

DC

Emerging Markets Need Investors to Get Over Their Blind Spots

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Anyone following the world of venture capital sees first hand that a disproportionate amount of capital is going to just a few people in a few places. Let’s put numbers on that: More than half of all venture capital in the world goes to…

Funding

Phoenix

Why We Invested: What Made This SaaS Company Stand Apart?

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm

I am often asked what separates the startups we choose to invest in versus the ones opt to forgo. The truth is there’s a lot that goes into evaluating companies through the lens of their investment potential. And while we absolutely look at the…

Funding

Denver

Galvanize Raises $7 Million to Expand Offerings

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Galvanize, the learning community for technology that offers education skilling programs in key technical disciplines and entrepreneur-focused workspaces, announced a $7 million investment led by existing investors ABS Capital Partners and University Ventures. The funding will be used to fulfill strong demand for Galvanize’s…

Funding

Portland, Maine

Tilson Technology Raises $3.5M in Series D Round

By | Nov 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

Tilson Technology, the IT-services company in Portland, has raised $3.5 million of a $5 million offering to fuel its rapid expansion. CEO Joshua Broder told Maine Startups Insider that the new investment, which is a combination of debt and equity, will be used to…

Finance

Phoenix

When Raising Capital Becomes Risky Business

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

It’s often seen as the ultimate goal for startup founders –get the attention of a powerhouse VC, raise capital to get your business off the ground, then make a successful and lucrative exit. If only it were that simple. Every business needs cash to…

Accelerator

Boulder

10 Reasons Why You’re Ready to Join an Accelerator

By | Oct 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Some people say that accelerators are only good for the companies that didn’t yet raise financing. They argue that if the company has raised capital, then it’s too far along for an accelerator and wouldn’t benefit from it. My take is different — none…

Tips & How To’s

9 Warning Signs That a Deal Is Going South

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

Negotiating a deal is an art form in itself and knowing red flags when a deal is going south can save you a ton of headaches and stress. We asked nine entrepreneurs: what is one warning sign that a deal with a partner or…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Bold Moves: A Joke and Advice On Investor Introductions

By | Oct 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

For startups, to say there is ever a shortage of challenges would be the same as waiting for a pig to fly through the sky. On that list, nested just under how the hell do I get funding, is how do you get face…

Failure

Why Are More Startups Going Bankrupt?

By | Oct 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s no secret that the vast majority of startups and small businesses eventually fail. The “8 out of 10 businesses fail” within the first 3 years statistic is commonly reported, but false. Still, more than half of businesses don’t make it past 5 years,…