1. Articles in category: Venture Capital

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    1. Your Perks Aren't Motivating Your Employees

      Your Perks Aren't Motivating Your Employees
      Frustrated that your office fussball table or employee wellness program doesn't seem to be motivating your team? Here's why your perks are ineffective. office perks gone bad iStock Tweet Maybe you bought your employees a ping pong table or let them telecommute one day a week. Maybe you brought in a massage therapist or offered free fresh fruit in the conference room. Whatever perk you offered, you probably weren't doing it 100 percent out of the kindness of your dear entrepreneurial heart—you al
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    2. Making America A Better Place For Start-Ups

      Making America A Better Place For Start-Ups
      Making America more friendly to start-ups will require tax and healthcare reform (Photo credit: 401K) Derek Thompson has a really excellent post up at The Atlantic on the need to craft policy that makes it easier for innovators and entrepreneurs to succeed, rather than our current system which favors big corporations and binds workers to their jobs: As a general rule, entrepreneurs don’t win. They mostly fail. Trying to start a company is like playing a high-risk casino game with your career. It
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    3. The Entrepreneur State: Safety Nets for Startups, Capitalism for Corporations

      The Entrepreneur State: Safety Nets for Startups, Capitalism for Corporations

      Here's a new framework for competitiveness: What if the law were biased, not toward the oil and gas industry or the cotton farmers, but to the creative, the self-employed, and the entrepreneurs? "If it's the economy, stupid, then it's the jobs stupid," Steve Case, the founder of AOL and the CEO of Revolution, recently told me at his Washington, D.C., office. "And if it's the jobs, stupid, then it's the entrepreneurs, stupid." What would a government built around "It's the entrepreneurs, stupid"

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    4. The DIY 'Maker Movement' Meets the VCs

      An open-source ethos may spell a culture clash with investors By Alexandra Dean * * * * * Business Exchange * E-mail * Print SPECIAL REPORT Focus On Entrepreneurs, February 2012 * For Small Theaters, the Digital Future Is Dark * Kindstar's Lab Work in China Carries Challenges * Small Business's Shrinking GDP Contribution * One-Percenters Want to Buy the Corner Bakery This Issue Previous Next MakerBot's 3D printing machine MakerBot's 3D printing machine In a
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    5. The Daily Start-Up: TomorrowVentures Gets Fanaticall

      The Daily Start-Up: TomorrowVentures Gets Fanaticall

      TomorrowVentures is quietly backing serial entrepreneur Zack Buckner and his newest idea–to overhaul the professional services industry. The venture firm, which is affiliated with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, contributed to a seed round for Fanaticall, which aims to create a marketplace of experts in accounting, law, medicine and other verticals who can answer questions while being paid hourly rates.

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    6. Heidi Roizen: On Venture Capital And Friction-Free Channels

      Heidi Roizen: On Venture Capital And Friction-Free Channels
      Heidi Roizen laughs when I note that she’s been around tech for a long time and says its okay to call her a “Silicon Valley veteran.” After all, she’s been an entrepreneur, co-founding software maker T/Maker in 1983 and selling it 11 years later for $20 million. She worked for a year at Apple, heading worldwide developer relations. She served as a venture capitalist at Mobius Venture Capital, sitting on the board of more than 20 private and public companies. And she’s lectured on entrepreneurshi
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    7. The Dharma Ceo

      The Dharma Ceo
      Our last post offered the first of the top 3 questions leaders are currently asking: “Why does my organization exist?” We thought we might offer how one leader in the investment sector is responding to this question – Rajeev Srivastava CEO & Managing Partner, Basil Partners (www.basilpartners.com). Rajeev is in his early forties, and looks a little taller than he actually is. He has an unassuming character that belies a savvy and seasoned entrepreneur. His very first business venture in Philadel
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    8. Venture capital bill in Wisconsin appears dead this session

      Venture capital bill in Wisconsin appears dead this session

      The latest state budget analysis in Wisconsin may have dashed hopes for a compromise on venture capital legislation this floor session. Republican Sen. Alberta Darling led Senate effort to draft the legislation, which became bogged down with months of debate and concerns over how much taxpayer money should be spent to try to boost venture capital for start-up companies and small business. Darling says the legislation may be dead for now because the revenue isn't there. An analysis by the Legisla

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    9. VCs Fund Online Payment Startups Stripe, Dwolla

      Venture capitalists apparently believe there is more room for innovation in the online payments space beyond services like PayPal and Google Wallet, with reports of new funding rounds going to startups Stripe and Dwolla. Sequoia Capital and other investors reportedly funded Stripe, valuing the company at $100 million, according to Bloomberg (and seemingly confirmed in a tweet by cofounder Patrick Collison). Stripe allows developers to easily accept credit card payments for 2.9% plus 30 cents per
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    10. The Best Time to Start a Company

      The Best Time to Start a Company
      Now that you know my belief that starting a company is your best hope of living the life you want, here's the next logical question: When should you get started? 1. You're young The best time to start a company is when you are young. The younger, the better. Youth is a beautiful thing. It's the perfect combination of ignorance and innocence. Stupid decisions are excused as learning experiences and the worst outcome of most youthful transgressions is a few days in juvenile prison, or, worse, goin
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    11. Love And Marriage...And The Courting Ritual Of Financing Startups

      Love And Marriage...And The Courting Ritual Of Financing Startups
      0 comments, 0 called-out + Comment now + Comment now Move up Move down Why Women Are To Blame For The "Pink Ghetto" Of Entrepreneurs Meghan Casserly Meghan Casserly Forbes Staff Video: Alexa Von Tobel's LearnVest Q&A: Pipeline Fund's Natalia Oberti Noguera Meghan Casserly Meghan Casserly Forbes Staff Changing the Face of Angel Investing Barbara Stanny Barbara Stanny Contributor I was at a dinner party recently with an entrepreneur
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    12. Angel Investors And Startups Mingle In Milwaukee

      Angel Investors And Startups Mingle In Milwaukee

      Thirty-five well-dressed men and women are sipping wine and chatting in the lounge of one of Milwaukee's oldest and most exclusive social clubs. A century ago, this is where the city's beer and banking giants mixed and mingled. Tonight's crowd isn't all that different — many of these men and women are worth at least a million dollars. Once a month, they pool their money to invest in high-tech, fast-growth startups. They call themselves the Silicon Pastures Angel Investment Network .

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    13. Meet the New Masters of Cash Flow

      Meet the New Masters of Cash Flow
      Ideas for Managing Your Cash Flow Without Outside Funding Cash flow can be a real pain point for start-ups. These new solutions by young companies are helping start-ups scale quickly without cash infusions from investors. By Eric Markowitz | @EricMarkowitz | cash flow shutterstock images Tweet Mediafly, a 22-person start-up based in Chicago, sells on-demand software and apps to some of the biggest companies in the United States. Its customers typically pay yearly subscriptions, which means each
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    14. The Entrepreneur Chronicles: Dave Blakey & Snapt

      The Entrepreneur Chronicles: Dave Blakey & Snapt

      Starting a new venture can be as much about timing as it is about the product itself. Leading edge technology can very quickly evolve into the bleeding edge if the idea is years ahead of its time. For Snapt founder and CEO, Dave Blakey, patience could prove to be his biggest virtue. By STYLI CHARALAMBOUS. The perils of being first to market when there is no market are not as well documented as the myriad of entrepreneur success stories. Having a 'world first' product isn’t always a good thing an

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    15. Entrepreneur eyes change to 'crowdfunding' restrictions - Boston Herald

      Entrepreneur eyes change to 'crowdfunding' restrictions - Boston Herald
      s an entrepreneur who works with other entrepreneurs, Nicholas Tommarello has seen many great ideas in which he’d like to invest. The problem is that he doesn’t have a lot of money to invest, so he can’t legally do it at all. He is among a growing number of people lobbying for changes to decades-old federal regulations that he says are outdated in the Internet Age. “I’ve always thought it fundamentally strange that I can go to Vegas and bet $100, but I can’t give my friends $100 to get some equi
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    16. Pinterest's Not So Controversial Business Model

      Pinterest's Not So Controversial Business Model
      How else did you expect the site to make money? My company uses the same business model--and there's nothing unethical about it. By Tara Hunt | @missrogue | Pinterest's not so controversial business model Flickr/Pinterest Tweet How else did you think Pinterest was supposed to keep the lights on? That was my first question after I read an article forwarded to me recently about how the visual bookmarking tool makes money off of users' pins. For anyone who doesn't know what Pinterest is, it's a sit
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    17. 5 Tests a VC Uses To Turn You Down in 3 Minutes

      5 Tests a VC Uses To Turn You Down in 3 Minutes

      Peter Bell spent years as a teacher of entrepreneurship. He taught at Boston College for seven years and MIT’s Sloan School of Management for four years. And he started investing in start-ups on his own — through Stowe Capital in Newton, Mass. — before Highland Capital Partners hired Bell as a venture partner in early 2006. Bell moved out to the Bay Area with Highland in 2010.

      Bell invests in between one and three start-ups a year. But to get to that small number of companies in which he invests, Bell meets roughly 10 entrepreneurs a week — or around 500 a year. These meetings usually come from people he knows or those he searches for because they are working on a technology that interests Bell.

      But within the first three minutes of meeting an entrepreneur, he decides whether “the next 57 minutes are going to be excruciating” or he will “want ...

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    18. Thanks For The Memory

      Thanks For The Memory
      Nobody wants to take a risk on brand-new technology,” says Jeff Ready, founder of Scale Computing in Indianapolis. Small companies are especially skittish, yet that’s precisely the market the 37-year-old entrepreneur is going after with his line of data-storage devices. The strategy: Trim hardware costs by giving companies the capacity they ­really need at a cost they can afford. ( DELL - news - people ) and ( EMC - news - people ) prefer to sell storage in petabytes, massive chunks suited for l
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    19. Why Women Are To Blame For The "Pink Ghetto" Of Entrepreneurs

      Why Women Are To Blame For The "Pink Ghetto" Of Entrepreneurs
      0 comments, 0 called-out + Comment now + Comment now Move up Move down Why I (Used to) Hate Pink-Collar Startups Daily Muse Daily Muse Contributor Are Women Starting The Wrong Types Of Businesses? J. Maureen Henderson J. Maureen Henderson Contributor How Women Are Getting Left Out of the Venture Capital Game Leslie Bradshaw Leslie Bradshaw Contributor English: Derived from File:Color_icon_pink.svg... Image via Wikipedia (and not in th
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    20. Why Facebook is Doing an IPO and You're Not

      Why Facebook is Doing an IPO and You're Not
      That’s okay, ‘cause remember — Facebook was once a start-up too. Yes, just like you. Barely getting by; surviving week-to-week; begging for start-up capital. So how do you raise money when you’re just starting out? Glad you asked. Read on, ‘cause you’re about to discover 3 rules you must never break when asking for money to start your venture. And yes, these 3 rules may seem like such simple advice. But wait a minute — why do I continue running into start-up founders who break every one of them?
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    21. After a Year, Startup America Has a Start

      After a Year, Startup America Has a Start
      By JESSICA BRUDER Scott Case (hands raised) and Steve Case celebrate Startup America. Courtesy Startup America.Scott Case (hands raised) and Steve Case celebrate Startup America. Start The adventure of new ventures. It’s been a year since business leaders gathered at the White House to kick off the Startup America Partnership, a national nonprofit initiative intended to spur the growth of new companies, with the end goal of creating jobs. What has happen
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    22. How Old is Too Old to Start a Great Company?

      How Old is Too Old to Start a Great Company?
      (Left to right) Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook; Steve Jobs, Apple; Sergey Brin, Google; Larry Page, Google Tweet Sometimes it seems like there's a sign hanging over the doors of some top venture capital firms reading, "No Old People Need Apply." It's not hard to understand why. Investors are looking for the next big thing, and the truth is that Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Michael Dell, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Mark Zuckerberg all were in their late teens or 20s when they launched their
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    23. Turning Girls into Tech Entrepreneurs with a Single App

      Technovation Challenge is a contest for high school students run by Iridescent, which uses online software called App Inventor By Rachael King * * * * * Business Exchange * E-mail * Print SPECIAL REPORT CEO Guide to DIY Business Apps * NetApp Staffers Build Their Own Apps * DIY Apps Save Small Businesses Time, Money * * Slide Show: Music Stars Build Their Own Apps * Podcast: DIY Apps at Work * Video: Students Build Mobile Apps in Class * Ar
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