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How Women Can Change the Tech Investment Landscape

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It’s inevitable that sometimes women tech entrepreneurs will face gender bias when they’re out pitching investors. Still, it pays to be persistent. Because, like their male counterparts, women can still gain contacts and feedback that will be helpful in the future, even when they don’t get the answer they want. While the blogosphere is filled with posts about how women can’t secure funding, the truth is women simply aren’t pitching enough, says Natalia Oberti Noguera, founder and CEO of the Pipeline… continue…

5 Things to Know About Crowdfunding

Posted In Money, Startups
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Recent changes in investor regulations by the Securities and Exchange Commission have created a buzz among startups by making fundraising easier. The new rules mean investors can pitch in as little as $1,000 as part of a larger funding round. A system called syndicate funding, which allows professional angel investors and crowd investors to get into a deal together, has been growing in Europe, according to Forbes. However, since angel and venture firms use the term “syndicate funding” to indicate… continue…

Here’s How You Can Pitch VC Tim Draper

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Forget the 12 days of Christmas. If you’re an entrepreneur, Jan. 10, 2014, should be circled on your calendar. That’s the deadline to submit your business plan for an opportunity to pitch noted Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, who’ll listen to and critique presentations from three entrepreneurs. Draper will sit down with these startup founders on Jan. 23, 2014, at his Draper University in San Mateo. While no one’s promising any funding, you’ll come away with valuable tips on how to improve… continue…

Angels Plan to Support Central Coast Startups

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Macromedia founder and Accel Partners venture development team member Bud Colligan has teamed up with 19 other technology angel investors to form the Central Coast Angels, a group that means to further develop the ecosystem for new companies in technology, food, farm tech, genome bioinformatics, marine science and recreation. The CCA plans to consider investments recommended by its members and expects to have its website running early next year. Colligan, a Santa Cruz resident, told Santa Cruz Tech Beat of… continue…

Here’s Your Chance to Pitch a Silicon Valley VC

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If you’re looking for feedback on the pitch for your startup, there’s no one better to get it from than a VC. So Dice News has arranged for noted Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper to listen to and critique presentations from three entrepreneurs. Draper will sit down with these startup founders on Jan. 23, 2014, at his Draper University in San Mateo. While no one’s promising any funding, you’ll come away with valuable tips on how to improve your… continue…

The Ins and Outs of Financing Your Startup

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You’ve got a great idea for a company. Now how do you finance it? Do you pay for it with your own savings? Ask Mom and Dad for help? What about a bank loan, angel funding or venture capital? In this week’s hangout, we look at the risks and rewards of different strategies, including how each can affect both your relationships, and your bottom line.  

NYC’s ‘Best’ Angel Investor Flies Under the Radar

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One of the best and most successful angel investors in New York travels well under the radar, and that’s how Shana Fisher seems to like it. According to Business Insider, the managing partner at High Line Venture Partners passes interview requests over to her portfolio companies, saying things like, “I don’t think it’s interesting for me to talk about how I invest. Give 10 minutes to one of my companies!” While she might prefer a low profile, the best in… continue…

10 Tips for Attracting Angel Investors

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In 1999, when Seattle angel investor Geoff Entress jumped into his first startup — a digital music venture called UrbanEarth.com that ultimately failed in the dot-com bust — companies raised $1 million for servers and equipment just to get off the ground. Today, launching a business costs a lot less, but sometime after maxing out credit cards and hitting up Aunt Martha, entrepreneurs still have to seek outside capital. Generally, they start with angel investors who offer smaller amounts but… continue…