Majority Female Venture Capital Firm Closes Record $500M Fund

The largest ever venture capital fund raised predominantly by females was closed in June of this year. The VC fund of $500 was raised by Oak Investment Partners new launch: OakHC/FT – a venture growth fund specializing in investing in healthcare information and services (HC) and in financial services technology …

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Los Angeles Bred Tech Companies are Giving Stiff Competition to their Cousins in Silicon Valley

If you thought Silicon Valley is the hub of all the tech action in Southern California, think again. Startups based in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, both of which are only a few hours away from Silicon Valley have cornered a sizable chunk of the funding pie. Their success has …

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Jessica Alba Led Start Up Snaps up $70 million in Venture Capital Funding

Hollywood stars are stereotyped as actors and not as businessmen. Now that view is changing thanks to a crop of young actors who are getting involved in a slew of business activities including startups. A number of celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber, Jared Leto have launched businesses or are …

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How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur: Three Important Factors

Being successful as an entrepreneur takes a lot of luck and hard work. It doesn’t matter if you invest $200 or $2 million, most wannabe entrepreneurs end up losing their money. It doesn’t matter how determined they are, the vast majority fail. In fact, only 1% of those who start …

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Five Startups that Stood Out at Y Combinator’s Latest Demo Day

Y Combinator is well known for its successful startup incubation platform. Demo Day is a special day when all the companies incubated by Y Combinator present their ideas to a group of investors. Recently, on the Demo Day held in August, 85 startups- one of the largest groups ever incubated …

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Felicis Ventures Support Founders With New $96 Million Fund

The venture capital company, Felicis Ventures, describes itself as a ’boutique venture fund’ that forms relationships with each of its portfolio firms. The company promises to focus upon, and to support, the vision of their founders. For this reason, Felicis Ventures tends always to side with the founders in votes …

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Due Diligence Made Easy

It is important for companies to follow due diligence while explaining investors what the business is about. Investors should be given a clear view and understanding of various company processes and operations before officiating capital. While some investors choose to make small investments to learn the mechanics of the entrepreneur …

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Excessive Seed Capital Can be a Burden for a Startup Company

Excessive seed capital can be almost as bad as none for a startup company. There are a number of reasons for this, some general and others specific. Let’s start with some general common-sense arguments against too much startup funding first. Sure, it sounds great if you are looking for $1 …

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Defending Silicon Valley: Separating the Good Apples from the Bad

Sam Altman is a partner at Y Combinator. He also previously founded Loopt – a geosocial networking app, which allows people to share their location with their friends. He sold the company for $43.4 million. Sometimes you will catch him wearing a T-shirt that says, ‘make things that people want’. …

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Charles River Ventures caps off new $393M fund

Charles River Ventures has disclosed that it is has raised $393 for its 16th fund. The disclosure was made on July 2nd, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Named from the Boston river, Charles Rivers Ventures was started up in 1970, with offices in Cambridge, MA and Menlo Park, …

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