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What a $20 billion startup looks like when it's just starting out, and everyone thinks the idea is stupid: Here's Airbnb's first-ever pitch deck

But when Airbnb was first getting started in 2008, the founders struggled and would-be investors snubbed their idea.<p>The founders shared their first pitch deck with an MBA student, back when it wanted to be an air mattress rental company. Here's what it looked like:

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In Tech, Venture Capital Is Big (But Not That Big)

Venture capital funding is becoming less available to tech companies as other sources of funding increase.<p>Despite last year's full-throated thirst for tech-company investments, this year could be downright ho-hum, possibly taking the wind out of the sails of those who suggest we're in bubble …

Legendary investor Fred Wilson: Here's how much money a startup needs to raise

Mark Suster, a partner at Los Angeles-based VC firm Upfront Ventures, interviewed Wilson about how much money a company needs to raise to be successful.<p>"I just think if you're forced to figure out how to get from here to here on a million bucks, if you're good, you'll figure out how to do it," …

5 Things A Startup Must Do To Raise A Venture Round

Venture capital is incredibly important for startups and their founders. Not only does a venture round provide important funds for sustainable growth, but it also comes with the added benefits of industry connections and expertise. However, despite what you may have heard over the years, there are …

Venture Capital Demystified: 4 Essential Steps to Prep for a Fundraise

<i>Note: This post was originally published on Entrepreneur.com as “4 Steps to Help You Prepare for the Fundraising Process”.</i>For chief executives of …

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