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Entrepreneur

Investors Want You to Have Skin in the Game

By | May 11, 2018 at 10:30 am

Living month-to-month in order to make payroll, build their product and keep the wheels turning is a financial reality for many small business owners. Fortunately, it can be this kind of hard work that makes investors want to invest in you. According to the…

Venture Capital

Boston

Every Boston Venture Firm, Listed

By | Apr 30, 2018 at 6:30 am

The reports on 1Q 2018 are in: 1,683 venture-backed companies raised $28.2 billion in funds last quarter, according to industry database Pitchbook. It’s the fourth quarter in a row that has seen over $20 billion in venture capital, and $28.2 billion marks the largest amount…

Venture Capital

Miami

The Top 10 Venture Firms in Miami

By | Mar 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

If you’re in the Miami startup community, you have a lot of perks. The sunny Florida tech hub is seeing a growing number of startups and hosts a booming cottage industry of coworking spaces. They have plenty of accelerators and incubators. If you went to the…

SXSW

Austin

Kauffman Foundation and TechCo Team Up to Celebrate Inclusion & Startup Ecosystems

By | Mar 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Everyone wants a fair chance at the American dream. And if you have a big idea, the opportunity to create your destiny should be available to you. Fortunately, the Kauffman Foundation is dedicated to breaking down barriers, empowering the doers, and opening doors of opportunity…

Events

Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase Invests $2.2 Million to Benefit Phoenix’s Underserved Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Phoenix communities are celebrating because JPMorgan Chase has made several local charitable investments to support underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses with the goal of creating jobs and spark a growing economy. At the Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, the…

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Events

Phoenix

Make Sure Your Mistakes Are Affordable

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

Making mistakes while building a business is part of the startup journey. But depending on the severity of the lesson, it can set you back or even close the doors for good. Fortunately, at Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business,…

Events

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…

Venture Capital

NYC

Every New York City Venture Firm, Listed

By | Feb 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

As entrepreneurs brush off their pitch decks for the new year, they’ll likely realize that finding the right venture fund is tougher than ever. Even though last year’s VC deal dollars added up to the largest amount since the dot com boom, those dollars…

Startups & Apps

DC

How Early-Stage Startups Can Prepare for Their Big Break

By | Jan 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Whether you’re an athlete or early-stage startup founder, getting your big break is a dream for any rookie. But getting noticed by the right people is the just the beginning when it comes to launching your business. And we know just the place. One…

Ecosystems

Deals, Contraction, and Plenty of Unicorns: The State of Venture Capital in 2018

By | Jan 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm

When compiling their pitch decks and researching investors for a fresh round of fundraising in 2018, entrepreneurs and startup founders everywhere have one place to gain the data they need to make informed decisions: Last year. The data on the state of venture capital…

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…

Opinion/Analysis

The Full Saga of Patreon’s Failed Payment Policy Change

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The time: December 6, 2017. The place: Internet creators’ inboxes everywhere. That’s when they received an email update from Patreon titled “Creators now take home exactly 95%.” In it, the popular membership platform detailed a payment policy change that would immediately become their worst…

Psychology

San Francisco

Investor Rejection Is Going to Happen. Here’s How to Deal With it.

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

You have done all of your homework, researched the investor you are pitching, properly prepared your financials, and perfected your presentation. Most importantly, you landed a coveted meeting with your target investor. After the meeting is over, the unthinkable happens…the investor passes on your…

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…

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…