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One of the questions I get asked the most is some version of "what do you think of crowdfunding?" I usually answer with some noncommittal answer about how it is going to be important, but no really knows how it will impact the trajectory and success of startup companies. After all, the notion of banding together through social media to fund the development of a prototype, documentary film or art project has been going on for many years now.
Securing venture capital can be a guessing game of trying to decide whether an investment will come through or not. Read about how you can work to get a positive answer and how you can tell if the answer may be a negative one.
Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.
Healthcare investing saw a five-quarter high at the end of 2011, with medical devices getting the largest number of deals. Read more about the state of healthcare venture capital today.
It's more than possible these days to raise capital in small doses, but such funding techniques mean entrepreneurs must know what these investors want to see before they write a check.
Venture capital investing in health IT is expected to increase, while investing in medical devices and biopharmaceuticals drops, according to a recent National Venture Capital Association survey. Read more about why VCs are favoring health IT companies.
New healthcare businesses in some medical cities may benefit from the Occupy Wall Street movement. Read more about how cities in areas without state incentives for investment could be better off in the near future.
Life sciences startups seeking federal funding can benefit from these quick tips. Read more for ideas on where to look and how to go about it.
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