Startups by People Over 50: Why Should you Watch Out for Them

Think startups and what comes to mind is twenty somethings in loafers, hoodies and headphones, reclining in their chairs and entering codes into their smart laptops. Another stereotype of startup founders is as recent grads or college graduates who hold meetings in coffee shops. Almost no one would suspect that a person in his/her 50s could also be...

Alternatives to Venture Capital for Business Startup Funding

There are many alternatives to venture capital and angel investors for those that are seeking finance to get their business started up. Venture capital funding is not always the best way to get startup cash. If you pitch your company too early, it might cost you too big a slice of your business. The earlier in its life, the more risk there is in i...

Charles River Ventures caps off new $393M fund

Charles River Ventures has disclosed that it is has raised $393 for its 16th fund. The disclosure was made on July 2nd, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Named from the Boston river, Charles Rivers Ventures was started up in 1970, with offices in Cambridge, MA and Menlo Park, CA where it now seems to be focusing. Commonly known as ...

The Venture Capital Bubble and Pension Fund Investment

Before discussing the projected Venture Capital bubble, let's first have a look at the relationship between private pension investment and VC. Venture capital is what the name suggests: it is a venture. It is invested capital that involves risk. It can pay big and lose big, and because of this it attracts certain types of investor. Pension funds ...

Defending Silicon Valley: Separating the Good Apples from the Bad

Sam Altman is a partner at Y Combinator. He also previously founded Loopt - a geosocial networking app, which allows people to share their location with their friends. He sold the company for $43.4 million. Sometimes you will catch him wearing a T-shirt that says, 'make things that people want'. If you ask him why outsiders have such a bad impressi...

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...

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...

Technical News: New Technology and Business Information

Google Deletes Nude Pics Google has announced the deletion of "tens of thousands" of celebrity nude photos. The photographs were deleted within hours of a request being made. The action was taken after a threat by Hollywood entertainment lawyer Mary Singer to sue. Photos had been published on social media sites such as YouTube, Google+ and Blogspot...

Multiple Startup Investors or Single Investors: Pros and Cons of Each

Should you aim for multiple startup investors or single investors when you are seeking angel or venture capital investment for your new business? Is raising all your money from one or two investors better for you than raising small amounts from a whole army of investors? There are differences of opinion on this, so let's examine these options caref...

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...