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Tech Coast Angels – Finalists For Quick Pitch Competition 2017

Tech Coast Angels and San Diego Venture Group are thrilled to announce the incredible Top 10 presenting companies for the 11th anniversary of the John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition. This year’s finalist batch represents a diverse array of consumer Internet, mobile, augmented/virtual reality, life science and hardware startups. The Quick Pitch Competition is one of the most recognized angel

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Venture Capitalists Investing in Premium Snacks and Drinks – Eater.com

Fancy Snacks Are Having a Moment. Venture Capital Wants In Artisan popcorn and vegan protein bars draw millions of dollars from hungry investors. According to a 2017 research note by Goldman Sachs and Conde Nast, smaller “mindful snack” brands are showing strong momentum, gaining share in 62 percent of the top 50 packaged food categories. A Boston Consulting Group report

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How Private Enterprise is Helping Texas Recover from Hurricane Harvey

The Private Sector Is Coming to Texas’s Rescue In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the private sector in Texas and Louisiana is getting slammed with lots of criticism for price-gouging, being greedy, and focusing only on profits. But there’s a flip-side to that story that includes many counter-examples of private sector businesses and private voluntary organizations ignoring profits and demonstrating

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MoFo – Quick Guide to Venture Capital Investment in Germany

The German venture capital market has almost doubled in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. With a number of indicators showing a continuation in that growth trend, Morrison & Foerster senior associate Robin Eyben outlined the factors making Germany an attractive VC market in the article “A Quick Guide to Venture Capital Investment in

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WSGR Entrepreneurs Report – Private Company Financing Trends (2017 H1)

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 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 2017, with the objective of identifying relevant trends in activity and valuation levels for the U.S. venture capital industry in general. They also

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NVCA Policy Paper – Outlines Pro-Entrepreneurship Tax Agenda

Justin Field, NVCA’s vice president of government affairs, explains NVCA’s four tax reform proposals, which are aimed at encouraging the launch of new startups and preserving US economic competitiveness. “We have a long way to go, but with strong coordination among our members and allies, we have a real chance to make new company formation the priority it should be

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Remember When Amazon Only Sold Books? – Los Angeles Times

Remember When Amazon Only Sold Books? – Los Angeles Times Promoting itself as “Earth’s Biggest Bookstore,” Amazon opened for business in July 1995, using major book distributors and wholesalers to rapidly fill its orders. Two decades after its launch, Amazon has conquered online retail, racking up $136 billion in sales in 2016. It’s also taken on cloud computing, tech gadgets

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