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Female-Founded Startups Generate More Revenue and Do It With Less Funding

At this point, it’s a sad but well-known fact that female entrepreneurs receive a tiny fraction of all venture capital funding — a minuscule 2.2% …

Startups

Process and Leverage in Fundraising

In any negotiation, leverage is the pressure that you can bring to bear on the other party to achieve your goals. While leverage is never the only …

Rashaun Williams Is a Venture Capitalist Who Gives the Game Away for Free; Have a Seat and Learn Something

Rashaun Williams is a recovering investment banker and current venture capitalist. He worked at Goldman Sachs and other firms for 13 years before …

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

What’s your VC’s Tech Stack?

<b>Results from a survey of early stage venture capital funds</b><p>By <b>Philipp von dem Knesebeck</b>, Managing Partner, <b>Blue Future Partners</b> (bluefp.com, …

Venture Capital

How Startups Can Create Minimum Viable Traction

The top five reasons startups fail are: 1. no market need, 2. ran out of cash, 3. not the right team, 4. get out-competed and pricing or cost issues - this according to a postmortem analysis of 101 startups. One notable reason missing from the list is the ability for startups to gain traction. To …

Why More Women-Led Venture Capital Firms Will Improve Startup Investments

The number of venture capital firms led with female partners or by women is rising, a positive indicator that females are taking a more active role …

Female VCs from Sequoia, Cowboy, Benchmark and others launch female founder office hours

A group of female venture capitalists are launching a series of office hours for female founders. The idea is to host free, quarterly events that explore topics across the range of company stages — from early to hyper-growth.<p>The first event, on November 30 in San Francisco, will be geared toward …

Where venture capitalists invest and why

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>Entrepreneurs looking to raise capital …

Getting Women Off The Sidelines And Into The Investment Game

Deborah Jackson founded Plum Alley just over 5 years ago.<p>She is an entrepreneur who invests in women entrepreneurs and brings other women (and men) along for the exhilarating ride.<p>A Wall Street veteran, Jackson wanted to do more to help advance meaningful women-owned businesses than her work with …

SheEO has a plan to build a $1 billion fund for female founders

Most crowdfunding platforms fund individual ideas. And most organizations use microfinance to support entrepreneurs in the developing world.<p>One group …

Community Colleges and the Creation of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Community colleges are advancing entrepreneurship in their communities by providing access points to support local startups and small businesses.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is vital to ensuring that job growth occurs all across America, and …

The Top 10 Startups Racing to Remake the Auto Industry

If you worked for a startup in the 1990s, chances were you were figuring out how to make money on the brand spankin' new World Wide Web. Leap forward …

Top 10

5 Traits That Distinguish True Innovators

It's one thing to be the first to market with an idea, but it's another to bring something totally new to the table.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'll admit it: I am not an innovator. Not an easy thing to confess these days, when innovators are the ones getting all …

Decoding the Qualities of a Great VC

Last Friday, I was talking with Parker Thompson of AngelList and creator of Startup L Jackson about a range of topics from investing in pre-seed …

This Startup Wants to Be Vanguard for Cryptocurrencies

You should have figured this would happen sooner or later.<p>A San Francisco-based startup is launching a cryptocurrency index fund that will track the …

Cryptocurrency

Building a Series A SaaS valuation estimator (2017 edition)

I have financed nearly 50 early-stage companies and the question of proper valuation comes up in every financing. There is the obvious tension: Generally speaking, the existing shareholders would like the highest valuation possible, while the new investors would prefer the lowest valuation. For …

Bitcoin Wallet 'Bread' to Add Support for Ethereum, ICO Tokens

As companies embrace so-called “initial coin offerings,” the Internet is becoming awash in digital tokens, which can be used to buy digital services …

Spice VC is the first to use blockchain to solve the liquidity problem

There is much talk about new forms of investment, but very little about the issues dogging the investment ecosystem over the past decade: the shrinking amount of liquidity on the exit, and the length of the illiquidity period. Spice VC wants to change that, and it is turning to the blockchain as …

Cryptocurrency

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A Smart Breast Pump: Mothers Love It. VCs Don’t

Before her first meetings with venture capitalists, Janica Alvarez thought she could have a professional discussion about breasts. Alvarez was trying …

5 Ways Venture Capitalists Think Completely Differently Than You (and How to Win Their Trust) | Inc.com

Venture capitalists can be a fabulous resource to get you on your feet when you're starting your business, not only because they can offer financial help, but because they're often genuinely interested in your industry and want to be influencers. But Shanna Tellerman, CEO and founder of Modsy, says …

Venture Capital

These women’s healthcare startups will actually make you look forward to seeing the doctor

It’s a generally agreed-upon fact that doctor’s appointments are the worst. Extended waiting room sojourns often culminate in rushed consultations, …

ICOs aren’t just about raising lots of money, say founders who raised lots of money from ICOs

It’s impossible to ignore the rush of ICOs in venture capital land. The new fundraising dynamic has helped companies raise more than $1.7 billion this year to date. Huge sums of money tend to catch the attention, but experts in the industry argue that there’s far more to ICOs, also known as token …

Costanoa Ventures raises $175 million fund

Costanoa Ventures has raised a $175 million fund, the third fund for the Palo Alto-based venture firm.<p>With a focus on enterprise technology, Costanoa Ventures typically invests at seed stage and Series A. The new fund brings the total capital for the five-year-old firm to $500 million under …

Hedge Funds Are Hacking Blockchains to Guide Crypto Investments

Lucas Ryan of MetaStable Capital took a deep dive into the computer code underpinning the digital currency Monero to see if it worked as promised. He …

NFX Guild just showed 14 new companies to top investors in its latest demo day

Yesterday, three-year-old, NFX Guild, a Silicon Valley-based, invite-only accelerator program that has now worked with 80 companies, hosted its newest demo day before 200 venture investors at the Computer History Museum in unfailingly sunny Mountain View, Ca.<p>The outfit — which is backed financially …