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Venture Capital Outlook 2013 (Part 3 of 3: My Predictions for 2013)

In my prior two posts here and here, we’ve reviewed some important trends from 2012 and put the spotlight on some key 2013 predictions made by CEOs and VCs.  Now it’s my turn to make some predictions about the venture capital industry and funding environment in 2013: 1.  More Dollars and Funding Rounds.  Companies will [...]

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Venture Capital Outlook 2013 (Part 2 of 3: CEO and VC Predictions for 2013)

Are you a business owner looking for investment dollars in 2013 to help you grow your business? Or an investor trying to decide whether and where to invest your money this year? If you answered “yes” to either question, then you’re undoubtedly asking yourself one big question:  WILL 2013 BE A GOOD YEAR TO FIND [...]

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Venture Capital Outlook 2013 (Part 1 of 3: Recap of 2012)

Are you a business owner looking for investment dollars in 2013 to help you grow your business? Or an investor trying to decide whether and where to invest your money this year? If you answered “yes” to either question, then you’re undoubtedly asking yourself one big question:  WILL 2013 BE A GOOD YEAR TO FIND [...]

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Crowdfunding: What It Is and What It Isn’t

You’ve probably heard of “Crowdfunding” by now, but you may not be sure exactly what it is.  You likely have the general impression that crowdfunding is a way for companies to raise money without many of the costs and compliance burdens associated with more traditional financing methods.  And if you’re a business owner, you may [...]

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Venture Capital Outlook – 2012

The annual “Venture Capital Outlook” symposium hosted by Potomac Tech Wire was held on December 16, 2011 in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.  As usual,, the program was very well attended and offered up a handful of valuable “take-aways”: 1. Innovative Companies.  Investors looking at the D.C. Metropolitan Area are seeing lots of new innovation and great diversity [...]

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Two Primary Considerations When Raising Money for Your Business

Are you in the process of raising money for your business?  If so, there are two primary considerations you should have in mind as you negotiate the terms of that investment with your prospective investor.  That’s right, just two. Keep these considerations in mind, and you’ll be well positioned to accomplish a successful fundraising without [...]

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