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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.
Entrepreneurs who need cash, but want to avoid VC or Angel investments, actually have quite a few options for raising capital on their own terms. Let’s decode a few of the most popular alternative methods of fundraising.
Since 2011, Bullpen and Vator have put together an annual venture capital event to gather the old guard investors and new to understand the changing and evolving venture landscape.
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.
Suffice to say, it is important to make your application stand out. Here are the things we are looking for in applications for the next Techstars NYC class that most likely apply to any accelerator.
According to Amy Cuddy in this TED Talk, your body language can change your confidence level and your interaction with others.
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.
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.
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