In the last full year, more than 1.1 million people donated the equivalent of $30 million in 80 different currencies to the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia. This year, the Wikipedians are hoping for even more — about $50 million.
Just as Giving Tuesday is a reminder of the importance of giving back, so is it a reminder to charitable organizations that the Internet has powerful tools and platforms for rallying support and raising money, and should be leveraged more than once a year.
How much would you spend to have coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook, or go on a polar bear expedition on Manitoba?
The median valuations for venture capital backed companies are at a decade high, according to the results of Pitchbook’s quarterly report on venture capital trends.
Guest Post Tim Merel is the founder of investment bank Digi-Capital.
Guest Post Here are three tips to keep in mind when fundraising in this new era so you don’t find yourself paddling upstream:
Piggybackr launched its platform today to present a kid-friendly approach to crowdfunding.
Online investment platform WeFunder finds and features promising startups, and connects them with a community of 14,000 accredited investors.
For companies who want to raise venture capital, here are nine “cheats” to help you get to the boss level in funding.
Evolv’s “big data” tech to increase workplace productivity and tenure has attracted the attention of investors.
Real estate listings site Trulia announced this morning that it is looking to raise $150 million so it can move quickly on potential acquisitions.
Editor’s Pick For International Women’s Day, we spoke with dozens of women in the tech industry to understand the primary problems they still face, and their suggested solutions.
Causes acquires Votizen to empower Americans to drive political change.
The Wikimedia Foundation completes its ninth annual fundraising campaign in just 9 days.
San Francisco startup Rally.org has partnered with Glide, a local nonprofit, to encourage would-be entrepreneurs to raise money for charity. The top ten fundraisers will win a meeting with Eric Ries or Mike Maples, among others.
Guest Post Or, why we need to look beyond people-based investing.
SurveyMonkey took Movember to the next level with a company-wide initiative and The Great Shave.
Guest Post Too often, entrepreneurs say they dislike the fundraising process and can’t wait until it’s over.
First India, now Mexico. McClure is taking over the world one $5 million, Delaware-based fund at a time.
A first of Movember overview of the deals that went down today in the technology sector.
There was so much funding news slated for today, we had to serve up a round in the morning.
A recap of today’s game of Funding Daily ball, with startups rounding the investment bases.
Startups and their investors are putting in their part to create jobs in today’s Funding Daily.
$20 million is quite a hill of beans, and it’s an especially large hill for a coffee chain with 11 locations. But that’s just what Blue Bottle Coffee is sitting on top of right now.
The Avon Foundation uses social media to fight breast cancer
Guest Post Put together a concise investor deck that is no longer than 15 slides. Don’t overstuff slides with small details.
With donations by text, say hello to the future of political fundraising.
Funders Club is attempting to build the future of NASDAQ.
Since its launch three weeks ago, Funders Club has raised over $1 million dollars for startups.
Some good souls raised money in funding land today. Ticketfly raised a third round to help people’s assaulted ears listen to better music, and Meteor brought in money to support stressed web developers everywhere. GiveForward received investment for its platform helps people crowdfund medical expenses, and EcoScraps took money for a composting scheme that cuts down on waste and greenhouse emissions. And let’s not forget GoodData, which is mainly good because it has the word in its name.
Storage startup wild child Backblaze rebelled against itself today and announced it has raised $5 million in funding. The company notoriously bootstrapped for years in an effort to fuel innovation and efficiency. Despite being profitable, Backblaze has pivoted its no-venture-capital policy to pursue its goal of making unlimited backup available to all PCs and Macs.
Venture capital attempted to solve national crises today, from the Great Mobile Developer Shortage of 2012 to the obesity epidemic plaguing data storage to the disintegration of communities across America. Where would we be without them?
Guest Post Our company has pitched to VCs many times this past year to raise capital. After much fine-tuning, we put together a colorful investment infographic on a handout, which has helped in getting VCs’ attention.
Venture capital funds raised $4.9 billion in the first quarter of 2012, down 35 percent from a year ago, according to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association.
Charles River Ventures (CRV), a venture capital firm that focuses on mobile, Internet, and software startups, closed its fifteenth fund of $375 million today.