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Maryland Continues to Support Start Ups

The 2016 contestants for Maryland Incubator Company of the Year have been selected. “In 1986, the first public incubator was established at the University of Maryland in College Park. Recognizing the economic challenges facing new companies, business incubators are facilities … Continue reading

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Historical Seed Investing

Pitchbook has listed the top 5 VC seed investors since 2010 and the number of their deals: SV Angel (242), Kima Ventures (215), Andreessen Horowitz (146), GV (135), and Lerer Hippeau Ventures (134). The money is going to the following … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Deal Numbers Down, Investments Up

Pitchbook published its first quarter 2015 venture capital activity analysis by showing: pre-money valuations up 84% over year ago; deals down 25% but dollars invested up 25% with median deal size up 66% to $3.5 million. Median angel/seed deal at … Continue reading

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Crowdfund or Bootstrap?

Should you crowdfund or bootstrap? While self financing has its advantages (no 900 pound gorilla from Silicon Valley on the board), a recent Wall Street Journal article suggests that when the time comes for expansion capital, you might find it … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Now More Necessary Than Ever

Crowdfunding is taking on new importance as the Wall Street Journal reports that seed funding by venture capital firms fell 40% in 2014. With massive (unrealistic?) valuations in more mature private companies (e.g., Uber), the VCs are looking to pad … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Deals Shrink In Number, Increase in Size

Venture capital deals have dropped 25% in the 2nd Quarter 2014 compared to same quarter 2013, but the capital invested has increased by 40% and the median deal size has gone from $2.1 million to $5 million, a 58% increase. … Continue reading

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Follow The Leader Crowdfunding

For those of you who don’t have a clue as to which crowdfunding startup to invest in, the funding portal CircleUp is now permitting a few lead investors to create investment syndicates to permit smaller investors to ride their coattails … Continue reading

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