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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

While startup founders may receive the majority of news headlines and recognition surrounding their companies, there is often another group involved in making business decisions: a board of directors. A board of directors is a group of individuals that act … 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

Many crowdfunding campaigns include perks as a way of saying “thank you” to those who donate and support the company. Ranging from a social media shout out to a red carpet premiere, these perks are traditionally a part of reward-based … Continue reading