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We examine the pros and cons of the two primary startup funding mechanisms: venture capital and angel funding.
Popular convention has it that venture capital is the most common and popular form of startup funding. But a deeper look inside the numbers reveals that angel funders, over the long haul, are much more likely than venture capital firms to provide seed money to a new business startup.
Venture firms are approaching angel investor groups to co-invest at the growth stage of startups. Read more about the impact this could have on startup IT companies.
Medical foundations play a role in helping medicine advance through their philanthropy, but sometimes even the most well-intentioned of them can lose their way. Read more about how these foundations can stay focused on their goals.
Can "boom and bust" cycles exist in the venture funding market? You bet they can. And recent data from the chemical sector is a great example of how and why.
In a venture funding climate seeking large returns, thousands of potentially successful entrepreneurial startups can't get the financing they need to make a difference in the economy and in the culture. The problem isn't a new one, but it is a damaging one.
There's stability and then there's outright growth. For healthcare business owners looking for angel funding, they'll have to accept the former and wait some more on the latter. But at least it's progress.
Landing an angel investment takes a special approach. Learn from the advice of those who've tried and succeeded at lining up angel investors for their healthcare businesses.
Talk of a possible tech bubble, based on high valuations of IT companies, has led to questions about whether a health IT bubble has been created as well. Read more about the signs leading to that speculation.
One big communications mistake will take you and your firm out of the running for venture capital funds.
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