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We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: Entrepreneurs and startup founders have a lot on their plates. They must often wear many “hats” and fill many roles across the organization as their company grows. That said, while their focus … Continue reading

Questions to Ask Before You Invest

Questions to Ask Before You Invest

Investing in startups can be exciting. You’re backing entrepreneurs, helping new technologies grow, and potentially introducing some disruption into longstanding industries. That said, such investments are also inherently risky. You’re funding a company that is oftentimes just gaining traction or … Continue reading

When a startup founder is pitching to investors, typically, that founder is advised to include highly detailed charts, financial numbers, and milestones. With more information, investors can gain a better idea of where a startup is in its journey, if … Continue reading

Why Aren’t Millennials Investing?

Why Aren’t Millennials Investing?

According to a 2016 survey by Bankrate, just one-third of Millennials are investing. A 2017 Wells Fargo survey found that 53% of Millennials report that they’ll ­never be comfortable investing – and 20% have no plans to invest at all. … Continue reading

After all the research, all the intros, all the pitches, and all the negotiations, you’ve done it – your startup has gone through a successful funding round. You’ve made it to the other side…so what’s next? The hard work isn’t … Continue reading

Private equity investments hit a new record in 2017 with ~$453 billion raised. This surpasses the previous record of $414 billion, which was set in 2007. This is due, in part, to an increase in fund sizes – for example, … Continue reading

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

Today, we are introducing a guest blogger: Nate Matherson, Co-founder and CEO of LendEDU. A graduate of the Iowa Startup Accelerator and Y Combinator, as well as a MicroVentures portfolio company, LendEDU is a marketplace for student loans, student loan … Continue reading