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Venture Capital News

Wall Street Journal

Flexport Raised $65 Million in Venture-Capital Funding for Expansion
Wall Street Journal
Flexport Inc., a San Francisco-based startup that arranges international freight shipments for small- and midsize companies, has raised $65 million in venture-capital funding to back a global expansion, the company said Monday. The new funding round ...

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The Atlantic

What It's Like to Be a Woman in Venture Capital
The Atlantic
The venture-capital profession is less than a century old, but it controls a lot of investment capital—peaking at a record $63.3 billion in 2015, though that number is predicted to shrink this year due to a volatile stock market and fears of a tech ...



Why Money Is Rushing Into Venture Capital
In the first half of the year, U.S. venture funds brought in $22.9 billion, according to the National Venture Capital Association, a trade group. That's not far off from the total for all of 2015, which was $28.2 billion. This year has already seen ...
Canvas Ventures Closes New $300M Venture Capital FundFinSMEs (blog)
Canvas Ventures raises $300 million fund to back startupsReuters
Canvas Venture Fund raises $300M for its second fundVatorNews
TechCrunch -Forbes -PR Newswire (press release)
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New Rules For Raising Venture Capital - Forbes
Expect the process to be grueling -- so you need to be prepared.

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NEC News & Events

President's Speaker Series Hosts Venture Capital and Angel Investor: Alumnus Jeffrey Finkle
NEC News & Events
New England College is pleased to announce that its President's Speaker Series will be hosting alumnus, entrepreneur, and venture and angel investor Jeffrey Finkle '80. Mr. Finkle will speak with students and the NEC community Thursday, October 13, ...


Entrepreneurial Readiness
Many entrepreneurs have great ideas, but only those that combine them with the true ability to lead a business end up triumphant. This self-assessment survey evaluates your personal readiness level as an entrepreneur.

Risk Readiness
All new venture capital opportunities have a certain amount of risk, some more than others. This tool identifies the amount of risk in a venture or start-up seeking venture captial based on the circumstances, requirements and features of the business model.

Venture Readiness
In order to get the venture capital you need to launch your business, you need more than just a good idea.  You need to be thoroughly prepared and this tool does just that by walking you through steps necessary for a successful venture.

Business Plan Readiness
This tool allows you to see your business plan through the eyes of an investor.  Along the way, it will point out important areas that must be addressed to meet expectations and help you identify areas that need improvement.

One of the first things you need to know about your new venture is how much it is worth and what percentage will you be giving to an investor in the event they decide to invest in your company. This tool will tell you the value of your company so you don't give away too much ownership.

Capitalization Tables
This cash-on-cash analysis provides a sophisticated method for analyzing the founders and investors percentage of ownership, equity dilution, value of equity in each investment round, and optimal rounds needed to reach an IPO.


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