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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

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

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

What Makes a VC a “Good” Partner

What Makes a VC a “Good” Partner

When you’re trying to raise money for your startup, it can seem like any funding offer is a good offer. Typically, however, venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors don’t just hand startups money. More often than not, they will also … Continue reading

What to Do When Meeting With a VC

What to Do When Meeting With a VC

We recently discussed what not to do when meeting with a VC for the first time. Ranging from over-ambitious financial projections to missing the “no,” there are any number of ways to make a bad impression. But what should you … Continue reading

What Not to Do When Meeting with a VC

What Not to Do When Meeting with a VC

So you, budding entrepreneur, have just been invited to meet with a VC. You’ve developed an attention-grabbing idea, you may have an early product model, and – perhaps – you may even have some early traction. But now…you may have … Continue reading