5 Things You Should Know About the 2016 IPO Window
By Brian Warmoth for BostInno
The question “Are we in a tech bubble?” set the tone for tech companies’ initial public offerings in 2015 – and the data heading into 2016 makes it clear that may be the case.
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2016 Predictions from Term Sheet Readers
In the last five years, the amount of startups that have received seed money from venture capitalists has skyrocketed. Whose giving the most money to those startups?
Is the herd of startup unicorns going to grow and thrive in 2016 or will the herd thin out from various economic constraints?
We all know that startup founders are amazing, but how many words can you find that describe startups in this great word find puzzle by Entrepreneurfail?
New SEC rules impose limitations on both companies looking to raise funds through crowdsourcing and on the individuals seeking to purchase a company’s securities. The rules also provide a regulatory framework for online platforms managing crowdfunding transactions.
Edu startups have a different set of problems that many other startup varieties. LearnLaunch is a specialty accelerator in the Boston area that is focusing on just the edu marketplace.
While venture capital’s track record with women makes you want scream with frustration, the new angel numbers will make you want to jump for joy. For nearly all metrics, the numbers hit record heights in 2014, according to the Center for Venture Research, which researches angel investments.
Getting accepted to an accelerator isn’t a cakewalk: F6S, a website through which founders can apply to more than 1,500 accelerators, found that less than 4 percent of start-ups that applied to accelerators in the U.S. were admitted.
or a founder, the first few million dollars you raise are likely to be the messiest in the history of your company. For some they come in a single round, meant to last you 12, 18, 24 months – a straight trajectory towards the milestones you’ll use to raise a Series A.
The survival of your company rests—particularly when faced with a disaster—on whether or not you have a solid plan in place that will enable you to protect your assets, and allow your organization to rebound quickly.
Manoj Bhargava will inspire you, and perhaps by inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs, he will help lead us to a point where we solve the big problems the world faces, and enter a golden age of the human race.
Slama and Family Farmed launched the Good Food Business Accelerator (GFBA), the country’s first incubator specifically for businesses that support this movement, whether it’s a food safety startup, an organic food brand, or a farm.
Even if you work every day in the world of new-venture funding, as I do, the options are confusing, and their meanings seem to change on a regular basis. I challenge any entrepreneur, for example, to define the difference between “seed-stage” and “early-stage” financing.
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Sourcing capital for your startup is never easy, especially when you are pre-product completion and before the proof-of-concept the traditional venture investors are looking for. Often, the only way to get your business from a piece of paper concept to a venture-backable business is to bootstrap.
As the startup grows, it will usually require additional funding and accordingly seeks larger investments through a seed financing round with angel investors or startup incubator programs.