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...

Startup Funding: Why Should Investors Invest in Your Startup?

Startup funding is a gamble for any investor. A venture capitalist might offer funding to 10 companies with the hope of making money on one. However, VCs will still evaluate your business very closely before making a decision, and so too will an angel. They will not just throw money into the air for the first firm to catch it. There are things tha...

Excessive Seed Capital Can be a Burden for a Startup Company

Excessive seed capital can be almost as bad as none for a startup company. There are a number of reasons for this, some general and others specific. Let's start with some general common-sense arguments against too much startup funding first. Sure, it sounds great if you are looking for $1 million dollars in funding and are offered $10 million. Ma...

Majority Female Venture Capital Firm Closes Record $500M Fund

The largest ever venture capital fund raised predominantly by females was closed in June of this year. The VC fund of $500 was raised by Oak Investment Partners new launch: OakHC/FT – a venture growth fund specializing in investing in healthcare information and services (HC) and in financial services technology (FT). Of the three general partners ...

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...

Venture Capital Companies Raise Over $17 Billion – Best For 8 Years

Following an average 2013 for venture capital companies, 2014 set off with a bang with Thompson Reuters reporting first-half fundraising to have reached $17.3 billion, the highest level for 8 years. This impetus slowed slightly into Q3, with the first seven weeks bringing in $4.3 billion, although analysts and venture capitalists are forecasting a ...

Seven Illusions to Watch out for When you Launch a Company

To get your startup off the ground, you need more than just a good idea. You will have to invest in the right technology, clearly understand the niche you are about to fill, be knowledgeable about the competition you will face and finally, put together a dedicated team to pull your ideas together. Thousands of companies are launched every year, bu...

Silicon Valley or Silicon Alley: San Francisco or NYC for Startups?

Is it Silicon Valley or Silicon Alley for startups? Should you look to San Francisco or NYC for startup finance? The most famous area for startups is indisputably Silicon Valley – and San Francisco is the biggest city in the area. They no longer come with flowers in their hair - it's now the latest chips and other 'next great things.' It's no coin...

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...