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Meet the millionaire 'brand messiah' who went from working in a factory to having 50 Cent and Rihanna on speed dial

He's made millions from his success in turning food and beverage products into brands that everyone from across the globe will recognise — Vitamin Water, Pop Chips, and Vita Coco. Prior to this, he turned around the fortunes of Powerade and Sprite by boosting revenue through some innovative brand …


If you're a first-time founder without much experience and no one has ever heard of you, this Silicon Valley investor wants to meet

He still wants to see your pitch.<p>"I like anybody who comes out of nowhere. They probably have a chip on their shoulder, and they want to prove themselves and basically show to the world I'll go the extra mile and I'll prove to you I'm at least as good, if not better, than anybody else who has a …


Seven New Startups From Silicon Valley’s Favorite New Demo Day

For the second time in its two-year history, in a small space that’s easy to miss on a leafy Palo Alto street, the boutique venture firm Pejman Mar brought together seven startups yesterday to present their fledgling ideas to some of the best early-stage investors in the startup industry.<p>Roelof …

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Sources: YC Alums Club Together For Crystal Towers, A $100M VC Fund For Promising YC Startups

Y Combinator has helped over 800 startups come to market that are today worth a collective $30 billion (and possibly even more very soon). Now it looks like a new VC is emerging out of it that will be dedicated to help the most promising of these grow.<p>TechCrunch has learned of a new VC fund called …

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8 things you need to know about raising venture capital

If your startup is growing, at some point you will likely be seeking Venture Capital. Unlike angel investors, who typically write checks between 10K …

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Anatomy of a VC Deal: How One Seattle Startup Raised $12.5 Million

This story appears in the July 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Kristen Hamilton knew she needed to raise capital to get her Seattle-based startup off the ground. She and co-founder Josh Jarrett spent half of 2013 developing Koru, an immersive business program that gives recent college grads …

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