FAQ: What the new U.S. crowdfunding bill means for entrepreneurs

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a crowdfunding bill that will allow startups to offer and sell securities via crowdfunding sites and social networks. If passed by the Senate and signed off by the President, the bill will become a law, giving entrepreneurs new options for raising money for their companies.

Hey, entrepreneurs, we’re living in a bubble

No, not that kind of bubble.  The bubble we’re living in is actually much more dangerous than the classic tech bubbles that inevitably come and go, because this particular bubble may well prevent American entrepreneurs from playing a leading role in shaping the future.

The basics of founder liquidity in venture financings

In today’s funding environment, hot companies are gaining the upper hand in negotiating deal terms that would have been unheard of a few years ago. One such term we’ve seen recently in venture deals is partial liquidity to founders.

Three tactics for building a successful business in a bad economy

Over the last few years, we’ve witnessed the worst U.S. economy since the Great Depression. While we are in a recovery period, this recovery does not appear to be off to a strong start. And yet start-ups are still being created, companies are still growing, and many are achieving significant revenues.

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Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

When speaking to hopeful entrepreneurs throughout the years, there was one question that I constantly heard: “Do you think I have the qualities necessary to be a successful entrepreneur?”