A new business doesn’t need a thrilling product or market to provide success for the entrepreneur. The only requirement is a passion to succeed. That is normally a consequence of working in a field of personal interest. This is certainly the case for Gautam Gupta, a former venture capitalist who entered the seemingly unexciting industry […]
If you’re an entrepreneur starting or expanding a business next year, don’t expect a lot of money coming from venture capital according to a new survey released. The decade ending in June of 2011 has been one of the worst in history for venture capital averaging only a 1.3% return compared to a 4.2% return […]
The amount of capital flowing into e-commerce startups reflects extreme confidence in the future prospects for this industry. The latest story is $40 million of new funding for ShoeDazzle.
The growth in use of mobile devices for web access spawned a number of innovative advertising networks. Plenty of mobile ad companies were acquired by large enterprises. Apple acquired Quattro Wireless for $275 million and Google bought AdMob for $750 million. Most recently, ValueClick purchased Greystripe for $75 million.
If you’re looking for venture capital of angel investor funding, you have some work to do before making some calls and the first job is to find a factual valuation for your startup. We’re used to going to the mall or other store and seeing a price tag and assuming that the valuation for the […]
Entrepreneurs tend to incorrectly view angel investors and venture capital firms as identical sources of capital. Although both seek sound companies in which to invest, there are differences in their approaches.
There are some frequently overlooked financing sources for start-up businesses experiencing difficulty with customary lenders. These lending avenues provide unusual financing terms that are designed to help you succeed.
The rising number of angel investors has created an atmosphere conducive to raising startup funds for all business types, but some analysts warn that shying away from the big venture capital firms has entrepreneurs thinking small.