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Author: Bill Clark

Amazon. Airbnb. Snap Inc. Groupon. 23andMe. While these companies wouldn’t initially seem to have much in common, they were in fact all started by non-tech founders. Jeff Bezos of Amazon initially worked on Wall Street before founding the billion-dollar company; … Continue reading

If there is one constant when it comes to technology, it’s that it doesn’t stay constant. The tech world is always changing, with any number of updates, patches, and improvements released on a sometimes-daily basis. With all those changes, it’s … Continue reading

What is Impact Investing?

What is Impact Investing?

Depending on your personal investment strategy, you may seek out investment opportunities within a certain industry, such as tech or finance. You may prefer debt- or equity-based financial instruments, or you may prefer short- or long-term investments. These all come … Continue reading

A Recap of CES 2018

A Recap of CES 2018

CES (otherwise known as the Consumer Electronics Show) has come and gone again this year. Featuring emerging products and brand new innovations, CES is the gathering place for what’s new in robotics, internet of things, gaming, health, and much more. … Continue reading

Dealing With Fundraising Challenges

Dealing With Fundraising Challenges

As an entrepreneur and startup founder, one of the biggest challenges you can take on is raising funds. A startup’s first outside round of financing, series seed, can help founders begin operations, hire a small team, launch products, and rent … Continue reading

Startup Trends for 2018

Startup Trends for 2018

According to PitchBook, VCs poured more than $148 billion into private companies in 2017. Series A funding rounds have grown – 39% were $25 million or larger, while less than a quarter were between $5 million and $10 million. Several … Continue reading

It’s been over one year since MicroVentures teamed up with Indiegogo to form First Democracy VC (FDVC), a registered funding portal that allows investors like you to support startups. Since then, more than 20 startups have been funded via FDVC … Continue reading

Understanding Your Startup’s Burn Rate

Understanding Your Startup’s Burn Rate

Raising funds or otherwise bringing in capital for your startup can be challenging, to say the least – but to achieve growth, founders often must invest those funds into updating technology, creating advertising and marketing campaigns, and product development. This … Continue reading