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...

VC Investments High at $13 Billion with Technology on a Roll

VC investments are looking good all round at the moment. When we compare the first quarter of 2014 with the second quarter, we can see a 34% increase in cash terms ($9.7 billion to $13 billion) and an increase of 13% in the number of individual deals made (985 to 1,114.) VCs are feeling pretty enthusiastic right about now. At least, that’s what th...

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...

Universities Creating Most Venture Capital Backed Entrepreneurs

Pitchbook has recently published its latest list of top universities creating most venture capital backed entrepreneurs. Far from being the domain of college dropouts such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and the appropriately name Marc Rich, many college graduates also become successful entrepreneurs. You don't need to be a dropout to su...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jessica Alba Led Start Up Snaps up $70 million in Venture Capital Funding

Hollywood stars are stereotyped as actors and not as businessmen. Now that view is changing thanks to a crop of young actors who are getting involved in a slew of business activities including startups. A number of celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber, Jared Leto have launched businesses or are at least supporting them. Leonardo DiCap...