Category Archives: Financing

SBA and Grameen America – Providing Microloans for Entrepreneurs

Innovative microloan partnership to deliver $2.5 million in transformative loans to underserved communities In the United States, nearly 1 in 7 people live in poverty. The federal government defines poverty as a family of four living on $23,500 or less. Many of these families work hard to make ends meet, often employed at unpredictable minimum wage jobs. Even working full-time

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Brookings Report – Startup Accelerator Programs in the United States

Richard Florida writing for asks, “How Do Startup Accelerators Help Cities?” and since accelerators are growing rapidly across the U.S., “But does that mean governments should get involved?” Cities have long sought to bolster their innovative and entrepreneurial capacities. In an effort to spur startup activity, many U.S. urban areas have developed tech centers and innovation districts, lured venture

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Latin American Venture Capital Association Launches News Platform

In partnership with Telefonica Open Future_ the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) launches a News Platform that covers breaking deals, investor perspectives, research, and other curated news from the Latin American venture ecosystem. Venture investors have deployed over US$2.1 billion in Latin America since 2011, increasing deal activity year-on-year, according to LAVCA’s Latin America Venture Capital

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WSGR Entrepreneurs Report – Private Company Financing Trends (2016 1H)


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) presents the latest edition of The Entrepreneurs Report. In this issue, they  have compiled a range of data on venture financing transactions in which the firm was involved in the first half of 2016, with the objective of identifying relevant trends in activity and valuation levels for the U.S. venture capital industry in general.

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San Diego Venture Summit  – Meet Venture Capitalists In Southern California

Venture Summit is the largest annual gathering of VCs in Southern California! This year at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront 600+ people will gather to meet 40+ Cool Companies, and hear speakers from top tier venture funds from Jackson Square Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Maveron, ElevenTwo, Revolution Ventures, Mercury Fund, Emergence Capital, Microsoft Ventures, and Mithril. WHEN: September 8, 2016

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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report – 95 Percent of Entrepreneurs Worldwide Finance Their Own Startups

The average amount needed to start a business in 2015 was just $13,000. In 2004, it was $54,000 and $65,000 in 2006. WELLESLEY, Mass., – The global financial crisis has left a lingering mark on entrepreneurship across the globe, with 95 percent of entrepreneurs relying on their own funding for startup ventures—this according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015-2016 Special Report

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National Venture Capital Association – Opinion on Tax Reform Bill And Entrepreneurship


The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) issued the following statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, unveiled the House Republican blueprint for tax reform. “The tax code impacts the entrepreneurial ecosystem in two major ways—one in which tax policy has been effective and second where reform is

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Venture Capitalist Pioneer David T. Morgenthaler Dies at 96

David T. Morgenthaler, a pioneer and icon of the American venture capital industry, died on Friday, June 17, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 96 years old. Mr. Morgenthaler founded the firm Morgenthaler Ventures in 1968 at a time when few venture capital firms existed. As President and, later, Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), he was instrumental

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Investment Community Honors the Life of Venture Capital Legend Tom Perkins

Thomas Perkins, 84, has died. He was one of Silicon Valley’s pioneers, with a career spanning entrepreneurship, the management of major corporate activities and most importantly, venture capital. As a venture capital investor he played a key role in creating and financing the launches of some of the most interesting and innovative businesses in the world like Google, Amazon and

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Bain Report – Global Private Equity (2016)

Bain’s Global Private Equity Report 2016 offers a comprehensive view of the challenges that private equity investors face following a decade of volatility and change, as well as what it will take to succeed in 2016. In 2015, private equity turned in another surprisingly solid year against the backdrop of a global economic slowdown, increased volatility in public equity markets

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