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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

Blockchain and bitcoin, as well as other cryptocurrencies, have been featured quite a bit in the news recently as companies like Kik, a MicroVentures portfolio company, raises funds via an initial coin offering (ICO) and the price of bitcoin crosses … Continue reading

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

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

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

There are a myriad of books written for entrepreneurs who desire to make their startup a success, but not quite as many for investors looking to put their money behind the right ones. With that said, books written with entrepreneurs … Continue reading

The Evolution of Equity Crowdfunding

The Evolution of Equity Crowdfunding

Initially, crowdfunding was limited to a reward or donation basis, and was made popular by sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. By collecting incremental donations from hundreds or thousands of backers, these sites pool the capital necessary to launch products … Continue reading