Amazon Vs Alibaba: Who is Winning and Why

Amazon vs. Alibaba refers to respective investment potential between these two online trading companies. Alibaba (baba.us opening at $88.7 US today) is rapidly becoming a serious rival to Amazon (opening at $322.44) for investment cash and for overall consumer spending. The Chinese online trading company started trading on the New …

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Will My Business Idea Work: Venture Capital Funding Might Help

Will your business idea work? Venture capital funding might help you make it work, but only with certain provisos. These are designed to protect the VC firm from bad decisions, and investing in companies that lack the desire or knowledge to succeed. You will not get investment just by having …

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Alternatives to Venture Capital for Business Startup Funding

There are many alternatives to venture capital and angel investors for those that are seeking finance to get their business started up. Venture capital funding is not always the best way to get startup cash. If you pitch your company too early, it might cost you too big a slice …

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Why Joint Ventures Fail: Some Mistakes to Avoid With JVs

Some reasons why joint ventures fail might surprise you. Whether they do or not, it is important that you understand the major reasons for JV failures, because only then can you do something to avoid this happening to you. Half of all joint ventures fail, and some estimate the figure …

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Want to Join a Startup: Tips on Finding a Successful Startup Firm

If you really want to join a startup then there are things you can do to maximize your time with the company. Remember that startups do not have a high survival rate, and your job might last just a few months – if not just a few weeks. Here are …

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Venture Capital Funding

This year has been one of booming enterprise for both start-up companies and the established venture capitals backing them. Major growth seen with the reintroduction of failed business ideas of the 90’s and 2000s, have returned this year make way for incredible success and big dollar turn overs. Popularity in …

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Venture Capital Companies Raise Over $17 Billion – Best For 8 Years

Following an average 2013 for venture capital companies, 2014 set off with a bang with Thompson Reuters reporting first-half fundraising to have reached $17.3 billion, the highest level for 8 years. This impetus slowed slightly into Q3, with the first seven weeks bringing in $4.3 billion, although analysts and venture …

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VC Investments High at $13 Billion with Technology on a Roll

VC investments are looking good all round at the moment. When we compare the first quarter of 2014 with the second quarter, we can see a 34% increase in cash terms ($9.7 billion to $13 billion) and an increase of 13% in the number of individual deals made (985 to …

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University of California Announces Approval of UC Ventures

The University of California (UC) has announced the approval by its regents of a venture capital fund of $250 million. Not a great deal by today’s standards, but enough to fund startups initiated from university-financed research. The proposed scheme will fund commercial opportunities that arise from research carried out in …

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Technical News: New Technology and Business Information

Google Deletes Nude Pics Google has announced the deletion of “tens of thousands” of celebrity nude photos. The photographs were deleted within hours of a request being made. The action was taken after a threat by Hollywood entertainment lawyer Mary Singer to sue. Photos had been published on social media …

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