Ranku CEO Kim Taylor

Is this startup ready for investment?

Other than “I’ll know it when I see it”, there’s no formal way for an investor attending a demo day to assess project maturity or quantify risks.

Would a VC back your startup

What makes a great VC

Being a great VC is about more than having a stacked Rolodex, 80-hour work weeks, and lightning-fast response times. It takes community, generosity, and most important, empathy.

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I invested in Bitcoin. You should, too

Since I heard about Bitcoin earlier this year, I’ve been developing my investment thesis. Here’s some advice for early investors.

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The rise of the angel investor (infographic)

The average angel is 47 years old, makes $90,000 a year, invests in one out of every 10 deals he sees, invests $37,000 in each deal, and lives in California. The halo and the wings? Those are just for show.