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Today is the final part of our series on what VCs and other investors look for in startups beyond financials. We’ve already mentioned the importance of having an experienced management team, up-to-date social media profiles, and strong information security. Now, … Continue reading

How Polls Can Provide Valuable Insight

How Polls Can Provide Valuable Insight

Polls can provide valuable insight into the beliefs and attitudes of a target population ­­– information that is beyond valuable to modern businesses as they make decisions about everything from day-to-day operations to rebranding or rolling out new products. However, … Continue reading

There’s been much news recently about Bitcoin and blockchain – from Bitcoin pricing at over $3,200 to blockchain being considered or implemented by 57 percent of large corporations. However, since the technology has only been around since 2008, many people … Continue reading

Investing in startups is inherently risky. In fact, a quick search online will show the often-quoted statistic: eight (or even nine) out of 10 startups will fail. Today, we’re diving into that statistic in depth to see how risky startups … Continue reading

In 2013, Producer Rob Thomas and actor Kristen Bell raised over $5 million through a crowdfunding campaign for the production of the Veronica Mars movie – making it one of the highest-funded projects in Kickstarter history. Much has changed since … Continue reading

How Vinyl is Making a Comeback

How Vinyl is Making a Comeback

After a 28-year break, Sony announced that it will again be producing vinyl records by March of 2018. While it may seem counterintuitive, with more high-tech options now available like digital downloads and music streaming, vinyl has actually increased in … Continue reading

Investors have many things to consider when evaluating startups, but one that may not be top of mind is how the investment itself is structured. For venture capital and equity crowdfunding, a common structure is to invest via a special … Continue reading

How Distilleries are Making History

How Distilleries are Making History

Although Prohibition ended in 1933, its effects are still being felt today – particularly in the distilling industry. Certain U.S. states still prohibit the purchase of alcohol on Sundays and many still contain “dry” counties or towns (areas that prohibit … Continue reading

In the past 10 years, there has been a sharp rise in the number of startup accelerators, incubators, and coworking spaces in the U.S. and around the globe. In fact, the number of accelerators in the U.S. jumped by an … Continue reading

According to The New York Times, the number one tactic to help big retailers like Nordstrom, West Elm, and Williams-Sonoma stand apart from the competition is to carry local, handcrafted goods and products. In fact, Marc Mastronardi, merchandising executive at … Continue reading