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Why money is the fastest way to kill your startup, according to a CEO who sold a company for nearly half a billion dollars

Why money is the fastest way to kill your startup, according to a CEO who sold a company for nearly half a billion dollars

Yuchun Lee says he turns down or ignores multiple unsolicited offers each week from investors interested in funding his Boston-based software company, Allego. Lee says his reason for turning down investors’ cash is strategic: There are plenty of downsides to taking in too much money too soon. Yuchun Lee, the founder of the sales software startup , is no stranger to turning down investors’ cash. Since he founded his company five years ago, the Boston-based entrepreneur has turned away scores of interested investors and venture-capital firms, he […]

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A 28-year-old entrepreneur reveals how she snagged $66 million and 10 term sheets in 5 days

A 28-year-old entrepreneur reveals how she snagged $66 million and 10 term sheets in 5 days

Raising venture capital for a startup is no cakewalk. There are high stakes, probing questions from investors, and pressure from employees to return to the office with a term sheet. So it’s noteworthy that Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old cofounder and CEO of the shared-inbox app Front, snagged $66 million and 10 investment offers in five days. Collin shared with us her best advice for raising venture capital.  When Mathilde Collin, a 28-year-old entrepreneur, was ready to start raising venture capital for her company’s series B round, she […]

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The 'Godfather of Silicon Valley's' investment firm, which helped launch Facebook, Twitter, and Airbnb, says it won't raise a new fund

The 'Godfather of Silicon Valley's' investment firm, which helped launch Facebook, Twitter, and Airbnb, says it won't raise a new fund

Ron Conway, considered the “Godfather of Silicon Valley,” said his venture capital firm, SV Angel, will not be raising a new fund. In a Medium post co-authored by the firm’s general partners, Conway said it will “scale back the existing SV Angel team” and shift focus to angel investing. He expects to cut checks between $25,000 and $100,000 per company. Founded in 2009, SV Angel made early bets on Facebook, Twitter, and Airbnb.   Ron Conway, one of the tech industry’s most prominent and powerful startup investors, who had […]

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AOL founder Steve Case is traveling the US investing in local businesses through his $150 million seed fund — here are the 5 most recent entrepreneurs to get $100,000 each

AOL founder Steve Case is traveling the US investing in local businesses through his $150 million seed fund — here are the 5 most recent entrepreneurs to get $100,000 each

AOL cofounder runs the Washington, DC-based venture capital firm Revolution, and “Hillbilly Elegy” author , who oversees the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. In May, the Revolution team led a bus tour across five cities in the southeastern US, with the intention of catalyzing growth in emerging startup communities. The latest tour, the seventh of its kind, was the first to draw from a $150 million seed fund, whose investors include Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio. This post is part of Business Insider’s ongoing […]

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