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Hot New Startup Trend: Trying to Make Money

US angel co-investment on the rise in Q1 2012 but deal average remains $700k: Report

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The Q1 2012 instalment of the Halo Report, a joint partnership between Silicon Valley Bank, CB Insights and the Angel Resource Institute, and it reveals that the median for US-based deals remained constant with that of 2011 — at an average figure $700,000 — while the ratio of co-investment deals rose. The...
US angel co-investment on the rise in Q1 2012 but deal average remains $700k: Report

Q1 2012 saw more VC deals signed but less investment paid. Seed investments hit an all time high.

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The first quarter of 2012 saw an increase in the number of deals made by US-based VCs, but the value of funding was lower, according to a new report from investment measurement CB Insights. January to March saw the number investment deals closed by VC firms across the country increase...
Q1 2012 saw more VC deals signed but less investment paid. Seed investments hit an all time high.

'Convertible equity': a plan to keep early-stage startups out of debt

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As we enter into a quarter where we’re likely to see more early-stage investment deals than ever before, Adeo Ressi, CEO of The Founder Institute, believes there must be an alternative to convertible debt. Convertible debt, the old convertible notes once used as bridge loans for more mature companies, became popular with...
'Convertible equity': a plan to keep early-stage startups out of debt

'Social Proof' Is The New Street Cred For Landing Major Investors

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How do teenagers and twenty-year olds land huge investment deals? "Investors are looking for 'social proof' and that doesn't necessarily have to come from working at a hot startup before," says General Assembly co-founder Brad Hargreaves, 25, who started his first company in college. Watch below the Startup 2012 panel...
'Social Proof' Is The New Street Cred For Landing Major Investors

Here's Why This Investor Poured A Staggering $200 Million Into A Company You'd Never Heard Of

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Enterprise startup AirWatch raised a whopping $200 million yesterday. Megarounds in private companies are becoming more and more common, but this is the first venture-capital investment AirWatch has taken. Business Insider just talked to Jeff Horing, the investor who led the round. He told us that almost the entire amount came...
Here's Why This Investor Poured A Staggering $200 Million Into A Company You'd Never Heard Of
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For Some, TED Spells DEAL

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In 2009, Ben Kaufman was a 22-year-old entrepreneur sulking at a dinner during the TED conference in California because he couldn’t persuade any investors to finance his new venture. Then he met Jason Port, a former sales director at CBS Sportsline. Kaufman told Port that he wanted to start a...
For Some, TED Spells DEAL
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