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Healthcare venture capital ended 2011 with five-quarter high
Glenn Brandon
1/13/2012
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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.

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Is locavesting the next logical step for small business financing
Brian OConnell
1/17/2012
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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.

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Filling the gap in funding for startup life science companies
Pogorelc Deanna
1/24/2012
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When it comes to funding for life science companies, it isn't a matter of angel investing versus venture capital. Read about funding sources for startups.

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Healthcare startup investing rose in Midwest last year
Glenn Brandon
1/31/2012
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Venture capital investment in healthcare startups increased last year in the Midwest, but the dollar amount raised lags behind earlier years. Read more about the state of venture capital investing in healthcare startups.

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A Bridge Over the Valley of Death
Ruhe Thom
2/10/2012
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A new Kauffman Foundation report points to what might be a long-term bridge over the most difficult funding stage for startups—the 'Valley of Death.' In that timeframe, after entrepreneurs have exhausted friends, family, and personal credit and before they're ready for external funding, some startups struggle to raise enough capital to stay alive.

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Early stage funding: Is the "valley of death" real?
Glenn Brandon
2/14/2012
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Early stage company entrepreneurs have been warned about a "valley of death" for funding. Read about whether it's real or just a myth.

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Ten tips for making a good pitch to investors
Baum Stephanie
2/21/2012
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How do you impress an investor? Here are 10 tips about what to say and how to say it when making your pitch. Read more for ideas you can use in honing your pitch today.

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Could your new healthcare business benefit from convertible debt?
Pogorelc Deanna
2/23/2012
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Convertible debt is a fundraising mechanism used in any stage of a new healthcare business, but it may be especially appealing in the early stages.

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Is the biotech valley of death nothing more than supply and demand?
Glenn Brandon
2/28/2012
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Young biotech companies sometimes face a valley of death in funding, but a venture capital researcher is challenging that idea. Read more about the early stage funding valley of death.

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Six business plan mistakes that will irk venture capitalists
Pogorelc Deanna
3/1/2012
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Read advice from a venture capitalist on how to write a business plan and avoid common mistakes in a medical business plan.

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