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5 Startup Tech Trends to Watch During the Pandemic

Venture capital is a long game. Startups take many years to mature before venture capitalists can get a return on their investment. While you may think that VC investment is down during the economic downturn, this is only true in the short term, primarily because VCs are concerned with how their existing portfolio companies will...
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10 Tips for Women to Successfully Raise Startup Capital

Women have more of a challenge than men when it comes to raising money. According to Fortune Magazine, all-women teams raised only 2.2 percent of available capital in 2017, versus 79 percent for all-male teams. To address this imbalance, women need to be keenly aware of what it takes to make a successful pitch to...
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Venture Capital vs. Angel Investments: What’s Best For My Business?

For those new to entrepreneurship, it’s not uncommon to get venture capital and angel investments mixed up when considering funding options for your business. The reality, of course, is that these two types of investors do not finance businesses in the same way. Each investor offers businesses different amounts of capital, and even the kinds...
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5 Ways to Fund Your Startup Without Giving Up Equity

The press tends to glamorize equity investments, and as a result, venture capital investments get plenty of press coverage. Startup founders are often hailed as heroes when they secure a round of funding. The reality behind the scenes is more complex. By selling a piece of your company, you surrender some control (and future gains)...
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Why Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors Look at Teams, Not Ideas

Many would-be entrepreneurs spend hours, weeks and maybe even years working on the “perfect” idea to attract venture capital funding. They travel from coast to coast, setting up meetings and refining their idea. However, the reality, according to the Harvard Business Review, is that historically, less than 1 percent of U.S. companies have raised capital...
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Entrepreneur in Residence: The Role That Will Boost Your Small Business

Most organizations are looking for a competitive advantage, a way to stay ahead of the curve and gain the insight and wisdom to create growth and success. So how do some educational institutions, Fortune 1000 companies and innovative technology companies achieve these results? They mimic a true and tested strategy used by many venture capital...