How Entrepreneurs Can Raise Capital With Ease

How Entrepreneurs Can Raise Capital With Ease

How Entrepreneurs Can Raise Capital With Ease The future looks bright for early-stage companies seeking capital as we prepare to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the JOBS Act – Title I. Emerging growth companies (defined as a company with total annual gross...
Top 10 US-based Venture Capital Funds

Top 10 US-based Venture Capital Funds

The Top 10 US-based venture capital funds, based on amount of capital raised during the first quarter of 2014, pulled in $7.3 billion over 8 venture capital firms. Accel Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson each raised two funds. When it rains it pours.   The...
Silicon Valley’s Brain Drain

Silicon Valley’s Brain Drain

Where Have All the Innovators Gone?   Growing up in Silicon Valley was a magical experience. The area was full of innovators who came to this country to build their dreams, which were built on ideas that served a real purpose. From 1939, when Hewlett Packard...
The 3 Deadly Mistakes of Crowdfunding

The 3 Deadly Mistakes of Crowdfunding

As with any form of monetary solicitation, crowdfunding has its perils and setbacks. Let’s walk through the three deadly mistakes entrepreneurs make with crowdfunding. Not Explaining Equity   When Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion, their 9,522 Kickstarter...
The New Rules of Fund Raising

The New Rules of Fund Raising

The world of fundraising has been turned on its head. A decade ago, entrepreneurs had limited sources for capital — angel investors, venture capital funds, and rich Uncles. Today, entrepreneurs have a plethora of options. AngelList pioneered online funding...