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5 Things VCs Want You to Know Before You Pitch

5 Things VCs Want You to Know Before You Pitch

A high-stakes pitch to a VC is generally a one-shot chance to sell your business, but wouldn’t it be great if you could have a couple of goes at it? Each time y... »

Planning a Kickstarter Campaign? Read this First

Planning a Kickstarter Campaign? Read this First

With more and more entrepreneurs and seasoned businesses alike looking to the likes of Kickstarter and Indiegogo to fund their next project, there’s more compet... »

Report: VCs Need a New Marketing Schtick

Report: VCs Need a New Marketing Schtick

Venture capitalists may have money to throw at entrepreneurs, but their messaging needs a facelift. A new report suggests VCs could use a “rebrand.”... »

Josh Kopelman on Funding the Next Wave of Start-Ups

Josh Kopelman on Funding the Next Wave of Start-Ups

With his Dorm Room Fund, the serial entrepreneur is putting more cash in the hands of college start-ups–and that’s a good thing. By his sophomore ye... »

VC to Entrepreneurs: Just Be Yourself

VC to Entrepreneurs: Just Be Yourself

Of course you put your best foot forward when courting investment. But there are good reasons to be a bit more transparent, too. I suppose it’s only natural for... »

Before Raising Capital, Find Your Spark

Before Raising Capital, Find Your Spark

Most successful businesses are built from a proprietary asset, not just an idea.Until that spark is in place, outside investment is a risky proposition. The ess... »

8 Tips to Get More From Your Investors and Board

8 Tips to Get More From Your Investors and Board

If you don’t ask, you won’t get, says Mark Suster. Rob Bailey is the CEO of DataSift. He wrote a post this long weekend on how he manages the board ... »

Tap Into Y Combinator’s Contrarian Thinking

Tap Into Y Combinator’s Contrarian Thinking

As an investor, I’ve learned some fascinating lessons from some of the world’s fastest growing marketplaces. Take a page from Airbnb, Tutorspree, an... »

TMI, the VC firm co-founded by ex-Google China head Kaifu Lee, Invests in 3 Startups in Taiwan

TMI, the VC firm co-founded by ex-Google China head Kaifu Lee, Invests in 3 Startups in Taiwan

TMI Holding Corporation, the Taiwan-based venture capital firm founded jointly by WI Harper Group, ITRI, and Kaifu Lee — one of the loudest voices in the startu... »

How VCs Think: Is Your Startup a Feature, a Product or a Business?

How VCs Think: Is Your Startup a Feature, a Product or a Business?

Through my development as a junior VC, I regularly find myself asking questions similar to those of my entrepreneur friends. Without many ghosts of pitches past... »

A Guide to Angel Investors

A Guide to Angel Investors

  Definition or Explanation: Working with angel investors means acquiring venture capital from individual investors. These individuals look for companies t... »

In Pitching to Angel Investors, Preparation Tops Zeal

In Pitching to Angel Investors, Preparation Tops Zeal

  FOR entrepreneurs hoping to land start-up capital from angel investors, here’s what two recent studies found: Don’t get carried away when you pitch your ... »

Funding Daily: Early stage startups, get ready to fill your wallets

Funding Daily: Early stage startups, get ready to fill your wallets

  Early stage startups are going to be happy with today’s funding daily. A new $282 million fund is being put to use in your honor. Foundation capital rais... »

Funding Daily: a funding spike for global tech startups

Funding Daily: a funding spike for global tech startups

  It’s been a big day for the deals beat with Marketo and Tableau filing for hotly-anticipated IPOs. It’s also the beginning of a furious startup funding s... »

Foundation Capital Raises 7th Funding of $282M for Early Stage Startups

Foundation Capital Raises 7th Funding of $282M for Early Stage Startups

  Foundation Capital announced its seventh fund today, a $282 million pool of money that the venture firm plans on investing in early-stage startups. Monlo... »

Latin American Crowdfunding Platform Idea.me Hits $1 Million in Pledges

Latin American Crowdfunding Platform Idea.me Hits $1 Million in Pledges

  Over $1 million has been raised via Latin American crowdfunding platform Idea.me since its launch 18 months ago, contributing to the success of 180 creat... »

Q&A with Mangrove VC Partner Michael Jackson: “You don’t build code at a party”

Q&A with Mangrove VC Partner Michael Jackson: “You don’t build code at a party”

  Like many top VC firms, Mangrove Capital has been increasing its focus on Berlin this past year. Last month, they put on a big party here in a venue cons... »

8 Things Your VC Won’t Tell You

8 Things Your VC Won’t Tell You

  Venture capitalists, especially those investing at the early stage, could be described as “relationship capitalists”. You’ll often hear how investors app... »

5 Ways to Advance Your Term Sheet: AKA “How to think like an investor”

5 Ways to Advance Your Term Sheet: AKA “How to think like an investor”

  My daily work consists of connecting innovative A round startups with potential investors or strategic partners. One thing I repeatedly see are on the on... »

Online Language Learning Startup Babbel Nabs $10m From Nokia, Reed Elsevier and Others

Online Language Learning Startup Babbel Nabs $10m From Nokia, Reed Elsevier and Others

  If you’d like to learn a new language on the Web, there are actually quite a few options to choose from in this day and age. One that’s been growing like... »