The report by NWBC called 10 Million Strong – The Tipping Point for Women’s Entrepreneurship has a number of recommendations on where improvements can take place related to assisting female entrepreneurs and female founders.
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.
The Anderson Venture Accelerator, which launched Jan. 25, will become an integral part of UCLA’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, creating a communal space for the university’s numerous schools — professional and undergraduate —to come together and develop world-changing ideas.
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.
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?
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.