The following charts from TomasTonguz, a venture capitalist at Redpoint show the state of the investment market at the seed level from 2016 and how it looks for the coming 2017 year.
The age of the Medicis has long faded into history, but large-scale arts patronage still exists, with rich collectors, executives, and gallerists supporting the chosen few. And as Kanye is realizing, there are some doors that even being one of the biggest stars in the world won’t open.
Figuring out the best way to fund your company is always an interesting issue. Do you self-fund? Do you woo investors into backing your concept? Do you hit up your parents and ask them to put their retirement on the line? There are pros and cons to each and every option.
Dozens of panelists at an alternative funding conference emphasized one message: If you know where to look, there may be funding for your venture.
Russ Krajec of Blue Iron has a new way of helping startups with their IP costs. He does a lease-back arrangement. He takes ownership of the patentable idea, handles all the filings required and then leases the patent ba
Students face unique challenges in trying to launch a business; one of the largest it funding. Although it seems as though this is a larger problem for students than for other startups, I think that may be a false assumption.
Don’t want to give up equity? Lighter Capital has an alternative.
Are there certain things that really catch an investor’s attention? Yes, there are. In this article by David Nilssen, learn the three crucial factors that weigh in on all of his investment decisions.
Three steps for raising your seed round for your startup.
Richard Harroch has created a great checklist of things that startup founders should know related to angel investors. This is an essential set of material that every founder should study and understand.
Not all gender and age inequities are due to overt discrimination, however, I’m also constantly appalled at how often discrimination against women, and more mature business participants, is still taking place. Maura McAdam give a UK perspective on this issue for The Conversation.com.
Research shows women lack access to capital much more so than men. In fact, even though women launch nearly half of new businesses, they receive less than 10 per cent of venture capital or angel funding.
It’s a well-known fact that women- and minority-led startups receive a disproportionately low percentage of angel and venture funding.
The rise of online angel investment sites have changed a key calculation that investors need to make in screening potential opportunities.