Tag Archive: Venture Capital

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Inside The Mind Of A VC With Tim Draper (Infographic)

    Tim Draper, the legendary investor behind Tesla, Skype, Path, Box, and Baidu (China’s Google) explains how he picks out the best entrepreneurs.

    By Anna Vital (Co-Founder, Vash; Founder, Funders & Founders)

    If you were to get inside the mind of a superstar VC, what would you find in there? That’s the question I was asking when I approached Draper for an interview. With Skype, Baidu, and Tesla among his 400 companies, Tim has a feel for finding sensational companies.

    How does he do it?

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 Conference 2013 Speaker Paula Long Raises $30 Million Series B Funding For DataGravity

    VC is not dead – CEO and co-founder Paula Long raises Series B for her big data startup DataGravity.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    After selling her previous company EqualLogic to Dell for $1.4 billion in 2007, Paula Long is at it again with big data startup DataGravity.

    She will be joining us at Women 2.0 Conference on February 14, fresh off the news of raising Series B funding

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    by Angie Chang

    “Poder Mujer” Conference In Lima Addresses Gender Imbalance In Entrepreneurs Raising Venture Capital

    The higher participation of women in accelerator programs will probably increase the number of women-led companies applying to venture capital funding.

    By Carolina Dams (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, A2C Advisors)

    During the month of October, I was invited by the Inter Development Bank (IDB) to the “Poder mujer” conference in Lima to address issues related to financing vehicles for women-led startups. The panel discussion was moderated by Nancy Lee, General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund from the IDB.

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    by Angie Chang

    Overlooked Financing Option For Your Business

    If you need to cash to build your company but aren’t keen on draining your personal savings or giving up equity to venture capitalists, there may be another possibility.

    By Jessica Stillman (Writer, Inc.)

    Looking to expand? There are the traditional sources: Digging into your own personal savings, loaning from a traditional bank, or finding an angel or VC investor who will fork over the cash for a share of equity.

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Entrepreneurs Need Angels – And How Angels Are Improving

    Many people assume that venture capitalists provide startup funding. But that hasn’t been the case in the last decade – VCs usually step in with growth funding, after a new firm has proven itself to some degree…

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Here is an interview with Marianne Hudson, executive director of the Angel Resource Institute about the importance of angel investors to early-stage entrepreneurs:

    Angel investors, or simply “angels,” are high-net-worth individuals who provide money for startup firms with growth potential. Often former entrepreneurs themselves, angels can bring value to new firms through mentoring and industry connections as well.

    Angel investing was long done in an informal, isolated fashion but is now becoming more systematic and organized