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When we last checked in on the performance of the venture capital industry, the dollars raised in 2012 continued to rise for a second-straight year even though the number of funds dropped. According to the latest numbers from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), that trend continued in the first quarter of 2013.
According to PWC Money Tree 90% of “startup capital” comes from angel investors; who are these angels? How do angels and professionally managed angel groups contribute to the life cycle of a company; where do angels invest? where do VC’s invest? Also, the SBA Business...
How friendly is your state to small business owners? Apparently very friendly, if you live in Utah or Texas—and not so friendly if you live in California. Utah took the top honors as the friendliest state to small business while Texas had three of the top five cities in the latest survey from Thumbtack.com and the Kauffman Foundation.
On my recent trip to South America during Global Entrepreneurship Week, I cast a mournful eye over Uruguay where, were it not for problems with flight schedules I had hoped to visit. Uruguay, the South American nation nestled between Brazil and Argentina, is trying to take the fast track toward becoming a startup economy.
The Census Bureau has released 2005-2006 updates to the Statistics of U.S. Businesses. The SBA Office of Advocacy, which partially funded this project, announced that the newly added data include business openings/closings and job creation/destruction by industry and geographic location. A new component of this...
Late on Monday (07/13/2009), the Senate passed S. 1233 via unanimous consent. This bill would reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs through 2023 and change the eligibility criterion for VC-backed firms. This bill would let the National...
President Obama has been bringing together leaders with diverse views for discussions on how to achieve the goals of lowering health care costs, expanding coverage and improving quality. As health care reform moves forward, policymakers should also evaluate the effects of health care reform, particular the health insurance system, on entrepreneurship.
With Global Entrepreneurship Week initiative, the Kauffman Foundation has been promoting the appreciation of entrepreneurship around the world and energizing the young to become entrepreneurs.
A report from Science Progress this summer spotlights the untapped potential of university research and presents “a model for cultivating new technologies and innovation ecosystems.” Though the government spends about $50 billion on university research, little is spent on maximizing the commercial potential of this research. The IMPACT (Innovation Model Program...
New data from the National Science Foundation shows that the amount spent by U.S. universities on research and development reached $61.2 billion in 2010--an increase of 6.9% from the previous year.
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