Why Joint Ventures Fail: Some Mistakes to Avoid With JVs

Some reasons why joint ventures fail might surprise you. Whether they do or not, it is important that you understand the major reasons for JV failures, because only then can you do something to avoid this happening to you. Half of all joint ventures fail, and some estimate the figure to be as high as 70%. Before discussing why, let's first be agree...

Splitting a Company Between Co-founders: How to do it the Right way

It is very rare to find startups with only one founder. Most have two or three and some have even more. There is a simple reason why you may need co-founders. You may specialize in technology, but you also need business skills to succeed. Money is another factor. A co-founder can bring these skills in. The most common question here is how do you s...

Mark Cuban on Silicon Valley Venture Capital Investment

Mark Cuban is an entrepreneur with a net worth of $2.6 billion and owns NBA's Dallas Mavericks. He has appeared in several movies and numerous TV programs. One of the latter is Shark Tank, where he appeared as a guest shark investor in Series 2 and has been a regular on the series ever since. This is a program where the goal is to persuade investo...

Qualtrics Lands New $150 Million Funding for Data Insight Platform

If Qualtrics is just a name to you, it is a Utah-based specialist insight company well known for its survey engine that facilitates survey-based enterprise data collection. Its products enable users to find actionable data about every aspect of their company: employees, customers, markets and even processes within the business. It eliminates data s...

Due Diligence Made Easy

It is important for companies to follow due diligence while explaining investors what the business is about. Investors should be given a clear view and understanding of various company processes and operations before officiating capital. While some investors choose to make small investments to learn the mechanics of the entrepreneur better, vettin...

Venture Capital Funding

This year has been one of booming enterprise for both start-up companies and the established venture capitals backing them. Major growth seen with the reintroduction of failed business ideas of the 90’s and 2000s, have returned this year make way for incredible success and big dollar turn overs. Popularity in the dot-com age has spread like wild f...

Amazon Vs Alibaba: Who is Winning and Why

Amazon vs. Alibaba refers to respective investment potential between these two online trading companies. Alibaba (baba.us opening at $88.7 US today) is rapidly becoming a serious rival to Amazon (opening at $322.44) for investment cash and for overall consumer spending. The Chinese online trading company started trading on the New York stock exchan...

Felicis Ventures Support Founders With New $96 Million Fund

The venture capital company, Felicis Ventures, describes itself as a 'boutique venture fund' that forms relationships with each of its portfolio firms. The company promises to focus upon, and to support, the vision of their founders. For this reason, Felicis Ventures tends always to side with the founders in votes that are put to shareholders. Th...

Startup Accelerator Programs: How to Find, Apply and Get Accepted

Startup accelerator programs are designed to help entrepreneurs receive mentorship and training from like-minded people who have made it. For many who need help in getting their idea of the ground, an accelerator program is fundamental to their success. The training from those who have already done it, made the video and wear the t-shirt offers a m...

University of California Announces Approval of UC Ventures

The University of California (UC) has announced the approval by its regents of a venture capital fund of $250 million. Not a great deal by today's standards, but enough to fund startups initiated from university-financed research. The proposed scheme will fund commercial opportunities that arise from research carried out in university premises. Th...