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B V M – Keys to Funding

May 7th, 2015 at 1:44 pm » Comments Off

Karl Dakin:  I sat through a number of entrepreneur pitches recently and was frustrated by the fact that none of the pitches addressed any of the keys to funding: Benefits Value Management Without this trifecta, there is no basis for any funding, regardless if the funding is a charitable gift, an impact investment or a […]



$500,000 for a startup idea sketched on a napkin?

April 23rd, 2015 at 4:35 pm » Comments Off

You have no product, traction, or even a working prototype, but you have an idea for a startup.  Well then you could still get up to $500,000 from a new wave of venture capitalists.  These “pre-seed investors”  will be happy to fund your future business endeavor.  



Marc Andreessen’s 16 ideas for a more dynamic US economy

March 3rd, 2015 at 2:30 pm » Comments Off

In a recent “tweetstorm,” venture capitalist Marc Andreessen offers 16 “somewhat-less obvious ideas for how to expand the number of “unicorn” great tech startups over time.”



Silicon Valley investors betting against banks

February 24th, 2015 at 3:24 pm » Comments Off

WorldRemit a London-based money transfer startup, has announced a new $100 million funding round, with a reported valuation of more than $500 million.  Silicon Valley venture capital firm TCV, which has previously invested in everyone from Facebook to Spotify and Netflix, will lead this round.



Half of money given by top 50 U.S. donors from Tech elite

February 18th, 2015 at 6:01 pm » Comments Off

The Chronicle of Philanthropy released its annual list of the top 50 philanthropists, showing that the tech industry now comprises roughly half of the top philanthropic giving in America.



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